New Orleans music ushered in the 20th century with the
wail of a joyful noise: collective improvisation,
syncopated rhythms, eclectic stylings, and an infectious
joie de vivre that was exhilarating. Indeed, thanks to New
Orleans musicians such as King Oliver, Jellyroll Morton,
and above all, Louis Armstrong, the 1920s became
known as the "jazz age."
Just like early jazz was an amalgamation of the music of
its era, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band's musical revolution
was actually a reintroduction of the basic eclecticism that
made jazz the most dynamic music of the 20th century.
Founded in April of 1977, the formation of the Dirty
Dozen created a musical revolution in New Orleans