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Ambrosia Brass Band at BALOISE SESSION 1994
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Ambrosia Brass Band

Wed, 19. Oct 1994, 8.30 PM | New Orleans
Atlantis, Basel

Since artsession had started organizing trips to the New Orleans Jazz Festival, the rhythms from over there had coursed through the veins of the festival organizers. The logical consequence was a concert with two groups who virtually transported all of their music fans to the Mississippi. It was traditional jazz with verve and humour: Preservation Hall atmosphere right at the Rhine Knee, creating a longing for a comfortable gathering.  

On the same evening

The Jambalaya Six
Wed, 19. Oct 1994, 3 PM | Spitalkonzert
Kantonsspital, Basel
Fri, 01. May 1987, 5 PM | Festa New Orleans
Münsterplatz, Basel

The second festival edition began with a seven-hour Festa New Orleans. The following bands performed between 5pm and 11pm: The Jambalaya Six; The Back Yard, Tub, Jug & Washboard Band; Trevor Richards and the Ambrosia Brass Band.

Trevor Richards

Trevor Richards was the most famous musician in the New Orleans concert. During the course of his career he had played in a large number of famous jazz bands. In his own band, which took the stage in Basel in 1987, he had assembled some brilliant soloists. Charlie Gabriel, for example, became a member of the «Lionel Hampton Orchestra» in 1948, where he played the tenor saxophone. After working on the West Coast for 5 years, he became Joe Simon’s musical director. Afterwards he went on worldwide tours with Aretha Franklin and Dizzie Gillespie.

Ambrosia Brass Band

The Ambrosia Brass Band was from Milan and was a very popular band at festivals.

On the same evening

Trevor Richards and his Original New Orleans Band

On the same evening

The Jambalaya Six

On the same evening

The Back Yard, Tub, Jug & Washboard Band
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