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DC Jazz 2011: A Night in Treme

The Kennedy Center; Washington, D.C., June 13, 2011

Rebirth Brass Band at "A Night in Treme"
Wendell Pierce narrates "A Night in Treme"
Donald Harrison Jr. at "A Night in Treme"

On Monday’s closing night show of the D.C. Jazz Fest, the Rebirth Brass Band and their Crescent City cohorts took a closer walk with thee, flew away old glory, got misty, took the A-Train and, of course, marched in with the saints, guiding the sellout audience of 2,400 through the rich history of New Orleans jazz.

“A Night in Treme: The Musical Majesty of New Orleans,” hosted by Wendell Pierce, star of HBO’s Treme, is a semi-scripted program in which Pierce narrates various facets of the history and culture of New Orleans, which are then amplified by selections performed by the Rebirth Brass Band and a rotating cast of guest musicians from the Big Easy. The Kennedy Center date featured Dr. Michael White, Donald Harrison Jr., James Andrews and Big Sam Williams, each more than capable of keeping up with the raucous energy employed by the Rebirth Brass Band.

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