Lineup

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sunday Jazz Brunch feat. TBA

 

3:00 p.m.

Ellen Vinson and Denise D’Antoni

 

3:45 p.m.

The Quashers

 

4:30 p.m.

Whiskey & Water

 

5:30 p.m.

Rebirth Brass Band

 

6:45 p.m.

Big Daddy and Red Hot Java

Ellen Vinson and Denise D’Antoni

Ellen and Denise have performed separately for different Pensacola jazz events, but this is their first appearance as a “Duo”. Ellen Vinson has loved singing jazz standards as long as she can remember. Since her retirement as an elementary school teacher, she has enjoyed singing for fun and charity whenever she has the opportunity. She has recorded 3 jazz CD’s to benefit several non-profit organizations. Ellen brings her personal interpretation of songs from the American Songbook; songs that tell a story and never go out of style.

The Quashers

The Quashers is a jazz trio featuring Jim Green on Guitar, Dave Webb on Bass, and Jeff Stidham on drums.  All three Quashers play regularly on the Gulf Coast in various groups, and while some of them have played together before this will be the first show with all three on the same stage.  The Quashers play all kinds of jazz from slow moving ballads to uptempo, mind bending bebop.  They play everything from the traditional sounds like Wes Montgomery and Charlie Parker to the more modern sounds of Pat Metheny, and Chick Corea.  The Quashers will provide music that any fan of jazz is sure to enjoy.

Whiskey & Water

What started as a few like-minded individuals with a penchant for sultry melodies and powerful blues vocals has now evolved into a quartet of warm southern sounds that just might get your feet moving and your mind in line. Whiskey & Water is the perfect combination of whiskey-rough drinking sounds and smooth, flowing rhythms that are guaranteed to perfectly accompany any fine bottle of spirits.  From New Orleans blues to dancing-in-the-grass tempos the music of Whiskey & Water is a taste everyone should savor. Check them out here!

Rebirth Brass Band

Whether seen on HBO’s Treme or at their legendary Tuesday night gig at The Maple Leaf, Grammy-winning Rebirth Brass Band is a true New Orleans institution. Formed in 1983 by the Frazier brothers, the band has evolved from playing the streets of the French Quarter to playing festivals and stages all over the world. While committed to upholding the tradition of brass bands, they have also extended themselves into the realms of funk and hip-hop to create their signature sound. “Rebirth can be precise whenever it wants to,” says The New York Times, “but it’s more like a party than a machine. It’s a working model of the New Orleans musical ethos: as long as everybody knows what they’re doing, anyone can cut loose.” In the wake of the sometimes-stringent competition among New Orleans brass bands, Rebirth is the undisputed leader of the pack, and they show no signs of slowing down.

Following the Grammy-winning Rebirth of New Orleans, Rebirth Brass Band is at it again with Move Your Body, an infectious, groove-laden collection of hip-shakers sure to saturate the dance floor.

Rollicking originals like “Who’s Rockin, Who’s Rollin'”? and “Take ‘Em to the Moon” reaffirm the band’s position as head of the brass throne while the rasta-esque “On My Way” and leave-nothing-to-the-imagination lyrics of “HBNS” showcase the unit’s talent for penning unabashed party starters.

Boasting a mastery of Rebirth’s signature “heavy funk” sound, Move Your Body pushes and swings, leaving behind an 11 track thumbprint, approved by the Frazier brothers themselves, of a sultry Tuesday night spent dancing on their home court at the Maple Leaf Bar in New Orleans. Check them out here!

Big Daddy and Red Hot Java

Big Daddy & Red Hot Java testifies through its ministry of Blues peppered with Soul and Jazz. The group has performed overseas many times in several countries through the years – and they always delivering sizzling shows.