The Dirty Dozen Brass Band Celebrate My Feet Can't Fail Me Now 25th Anniversary With Re-release Of Milestone CD
October 2009, Rosebud News

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band are celebrating the 25th Anniversary of their landmark debut album, My Feet Can't Fail Me Now. They will be re-releasing the milestone CD on November 3rd, 2009 and are currently offering a free download of the re-mastered title track on their website ( Watch the site for details on special anniversary album packages. The Dirty Dozen inspired a resurgence of New Orleans' brass band music and married the tradition to a contemporary sound that drew admirers and collaborators as diverse as Widespread Panic, Dave Mathews, Norah Jones, Dizzy Gillespie, David Bowie, Robert Randolph and many more. Their live shows into 2010 will feature the band performing My Feet Can't Fail Me Now in its entirety with traditional instrumentation. Please see Tour Dates >>

Rosebud Artists Everywhere At New Orleans Jazz Fest
May 2009, Rosebud News

Rosebud Artists could be found performing in a wide variety of formats during the 40th Annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (April 24 - May 3)

..The Dirty Dozen Brass Band horn section started the festival off by joining Spoon during their headline set. Later the same night, The Dozen welcomed Booker T. as a special guest for their show at The Republic. The Dozen's own festival set featured an all star lineup of artists for the Glass House Reunion (the Dozen's early home base in NOLA) including former members of The Dozen as well as Trombone Shorty and others. In addition to other dates around town, the band's Gregory Davis (Blodie) performed one of the festival's closing sets with Blodie's Jazz Jam, again featuring members of The Dirty Dozen and Trombone Shorty and his band, Orleans Avenue.... read full story >>

Rosebud Artists Honored With 2009 Big Easy Music Awards Nominations
March 2009, Rosebud News

Trombone Shorty, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and BeauSoleil are all being recognized for their achievements at the 2009 Big Easy Music Awards in New Orleans on April 19, 2009. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band's influential history is being acknowledged by awarding them the Music Heritage Award. Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue are nominated for Best Funk Band and Trombone Shorty himself is nominated for Best Male Performer, a category he won last year. Trombone Shorty also makes a guest appearance on Best Album of 2008 finalist - City That Care Forgot by Dr. John & the Lower 911. BeauSoleil is nominated for Best Cajun Band, a category that they have dominated in the past with 10 previous wins. Best of luck to all the nominees!

Grammy Congratulations! Allen Toussaint, The Blind Boys of Alabama, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Marcia Ball, Bill Frisell, Trombone Shorty, and James Burton
February 2009, Rosebud News

Grammy Congratulations to Allen Toussaint who was awarded the Grammy Trustees Award, performed on the live TV broadcast and was the featured public interviewee Thursday for the Grammys Legends series! Allen's song "Fortune Teller" is also featured on the Robert Plant / Allison Krauss Raising Sand CD - the big winner at the Grammys this year. The Blind Boys of Alabama were honored with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement award and also won their 5th Grammy for their Down In New Orleans CD. BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet were also Grammy winners for their Live CD from the 2008 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band joined Allen Toussaint and Lil Wayne on the Grammy telecast. Also nominated for Grammys were Marcia Ball, Bill Frisell and Michael Doucet for his solo CD. Trombone Shorty was featured on Dr. John's Grammy winning City That Care Forgot and James Burton, who performs in Jim Lauderdale's Dream Payers band, shared the Grammy for Best Country Instrumental for Cluster Pluck. In addition, the Grammys Louisiana luncheon featured appearances and performances from The Blind Boys of Alabama, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Allen Toussaint and Michael Doucet. Congratulations All!

Rosebud Artists Honored With New Orleans Best of The Beat Nominations
January 2009, Rosebud News

Rosebud Artists are once again figuring prominently among those honored with nominations for Best of The Beat Awards presented by OffBeat magazine, recognizing the best of New Orleans music. Nominees are selected by the editors and writers of OffBeat and the public has the opportunity to vote for the winners. Vote here as the polls close January 22. The awards take place January 31 at the House of Blues in New Orleans.

Rosebud Artists nominated are Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue for Best R&B / Funk Band or Performer - a category they won last year. Trombone Shorty himself is nominated for his third Artist / Band of the Year award and for Best Trumpet player. Also nominated for Best R&B / Funk Band are Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentlemen, who have recently joined the Rosebud roster. Jon Cleary is also nominated for Best Piano / Keyboards player. Dr. John's City That Care Forgot, which features a guest performance by Trombone Shorty, is nominated for both Album of the Year and Best R&B / Funk Album. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band have been nominated for Best Brass Band, a category they have won a number of times in the past. Best Cajun Band or Performer nominees include 12-time winners BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet. Michael Doucet's solo CD, From Now On, is nominated for Best Cajun Album and Michael is also nominated for a Violin / Fiddle award.

Best of luck to all the nominees!

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Allen Toussaint And Trombone Shorty Featured in NBA All-Star Festivities
February 2008, Rosebud News

Allen Toussaint and Trombone Shorty will be featured participants in the nationally televised NBA All-Star game on TNT Sunday, February 17th. Trombone Shorty will perform during the player introductions along with Branford Marsalis, Kermit Ruffins and Rebirth Brass Band. Allen Toussaint will perform at half time as part of an all star lineup of keyboardists also featuring Harry Connick, Jr. and his band with Dr. John, Davell Crawford, Art Neville, Ivan Neville, Jonathan Batiste and Ellis Marsalis. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band will perform throughout the television special on the preceding day which will include the 3-Point Challenge, Slam Dunk competition and skills challenge. The NBA All-Star Game begins at 8 p.m. Eastern (5 p.m. Pacific) at New Orleans Arena. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Allen Toussaint and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue are all touring throughout 2008. - see tour dates >>

Bettye LaVette, Mavis Staples And More Rosebud Artists Recognized In Village Voice Pazz & Jop Poll
January 2008, Rosebud News

Rosebud artists Bettye LaVette and Mavis Staples scored spots in the top 35 of Village Voice's annual "Pazz & Jop Poll" for LaVette’s Scene Of The Crime and Staples’ We'll Never Turn Back. The annual poll combines ballots from 577 critics’ Top 10 lists to acknowledge the best albums of 2007. Additional Rosebud artists whose CDs were honored were Bill Frisell (for his work with Floratone and with Paul Motian and Joe Lovano) Loudon Wainwright III, Meshell Ndegeocello, Ruthie Foster, Pieta Brown, Ann Savoy and the late Muddy Waters. Compilations that featured Rosebud artists were Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur (Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars), Goin Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino (Allen Toussaint, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Trombone Shorty and Marcia Ball) and Song Of America (The Blind Boys of Alabama and Bettye LaVette).

See the full list of albums at: Village Voice's annual "Pazz & Jop Poll" >>