Get Jazzy with Tuba Skinny from New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans certainly has some great talent and the multi talented ‘Tuba Skinny’ band is certainly no exception. Fantastic Jazz music with the added wonderful voice of Erica Lewis, seen often playing for free on the streets of the French Quarter of New Orleans, USA! Really great to watch!
‘Tuba Skinny’ are a traditional New Orleans Jazz band formed in 2009 in Louisiana, USA. They include many instruments all played with great skill and absolutely superb musicianship. The instruments played are Clarinet, Cornet, Trombone, Tenor Banjo, Tuba, Washboard, Guitar and along with fantastic vocals the band ensures an enjoyable time is had by those lucky enough to be watching! They are inspired by the early nineteen twenties and thirties jazz and blues music.
Although they formed in 2009, the group have steadily evolved from a collection of individual street performers into a tightly knit team of highly skilled musicians. They are passionate about not only entertaining Jazz enthusiasts on the streets of New Orleans but taking their wonderful music to many corners of the World.
Their musical influences are quite diverse and include Spiritual to Depression-era blues, Ragtime, Traditional Jazz and many more. Their excellent sound shows the embedded musical history of their home town, New Orleans! They really get their audiences going with their dynamic and distinctive live performances. So much so they have very loyal supporters throughout the World.
During the last decade of performances they have released 10 albums whilst touring frequently allowing the band to achieved global fame with fans in multiple different countries. They have even attracted celebrity fans such as the American Cartoonist Robert Dennis Crumb, American singer Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman an English author of short fiction, novels and films.
The good feedback doesn’t stop there though, they have also been able to attracted a younger fan base to their unique style of music and convert them into fans of the niche music style – pretty impressive for a jazz band. The band have also been given brilliant press from both Offbeat magazine and The Syncopated Times as being one of the best traditional early jazz bands performing today.
Despite their notable global success, they still perform in local clubs and even on the streets to make sure they never lose touch with their musical roots. This is another reason why New Orleans is one of the best musical cities in the world.
The band do not have an official YouTube channel, however you can find lots of fan recorded footage on the video platform. However, if you want to see more from this very talented jazz band from New Orleans, you can follow them on their official Facebook page for their latest news and video content.