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Tuba Skinny – New Orleans Ensemble

Formed in 2009, Tuba Skinny has steadily evolved from a loose collection of street musicians into a solid ensemble. Furthermore, they dedicate themselves to bringing the traditional New Orleans sound to audiences around the world.

While drawing on a wide range of musical influences—from spirituals to Depression-era blues, from ragtime to traditional jazz. Their sound evokes the rich musical heritage of their New Orleans home. The band gained a loyal following through their distinctive sound, their commitment to reviving long-lost songs, and their barnstorming live performances.

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Furthermore, those of you that visit New Orleans I can guarantee that you have seen them perform. Especially if you venture down Royal Street. So if you’ve been since then you can know first hand how outstanding these musicians are.  

Festival Appearances 

Tuba Skinny performs all over below is a few festivals you may have seem them perform: Breda Jazz Festival, Netherlands, Big Easy Awards, Best Traditional Jazz Band, New Orleans, Best Of The Beat Award, Best Traditional Jazz Album, Owl Call Blues, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, New Orleans, French Quarter Festival, New Orleans, Umbria Jazz Festival, Italy, California Worldfest, Grass Valley, California, Melbourne Festival, Australia, Fest Jazz, Brittany, France, Festival International, Lafayette, Louisiana, Speigeltent, Melbourne, Australia, Womadelaide, Australia, Port Fairy Folk Festival, Australia, Mona Foma Festival, Tasmania, Vitoria Jazz Festival, Vitoria, Spain, Woodford Folk Festival, Australia, Sydney Festival, Australia, Jazz Aspen Snowmass Festival, Aspen, CO

HBO – “The Treme”

For fans of HBO’s show “The Treme”, if you’re a die hard fan then you’ve seen this band featured during Season 3, episode 7.  While they perform in the streets of New Orleans, over time it pays off for them. 

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