* 2nd Annual Nolafunk Mardi Gras Ball Tour feat. Kermit Ruffins & the BBQ Swingers *

Reserved Seating and General Admission available

* 2nd Annual Nolafunk Mardi Gras Ball Tour feat. Kermit Ruffins & the BBQ Swingers *

PitchBlak Brass Band

Sat · March 1, 2014

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$20 ADV $25 DOS $40 VIP

This event is all ages

Box Office is open Wednesday-Saturday 12-6pm and All Show Nights, 410-244-0057. Unless otherwise noted Maryland State's 10% Admissions and Amusement Tax is included in the ticket price.

Kermit Ruffins & the BBQ Swingers
Kermit Ruffins & the BBQ Swingers
Whether listening to a track on his newest CD, engaging him in conversation or hearing his voice on an answering machine message, one word springs immediately to mind to describe Kermit Ruffins, passion.

The 44-year-old New Orleans native lives it, plays it and sings about it, and nowhere is it more evident than when he discusses his craft the swinging, good-time jazz that lured him in as a teenager and continues to whet his appetite even three decades and 10 solo recordings later.
2nd Annual Nolafunk Mardi Gras Ball Tour
2nd Annual Nolafunk Mardi Gras Ball Tour
For the 2nd year in a row, Nolafunk / CEG - the NY-based event promoter that honors the musicians and spirit of New Orleans – announces its Mardi Gras Ball Tour. The event welcomes back Kermit Ruffins & The BBQ Swingers. More announcements to be made soon.

Raised in the 9th Ward and featured on the HBO series ‘Treme,’ trumpet player, composer and “unabashed entertainer” (NY Times) Kermit Ruffins embraces the true, swinging spirit of New Orleans.
PitchBlak Brass Band
PitchBlak Brass Band
PitchBlak Brass Band is a Brooklyn based, ten-piece brass band whose style and sound represent hip-hop from the 1980's to present day. A diverse group of young musicians, composers & artists who truly represents the new and vibrant undercurrents of the city.

PitchBlak has performed at Brooklyn Bowl, 92YTribeca, the late Southpaw, SOB's, The Shrine, Toronto's NXNE Music Festival, The 1st Annual Bob Stewart Tuba Competition (which we WON!) and most recently completed its first tour of the Northeast. In November 2012, PitchBlak was invited to record at the coveted Converse Rubber Tracks recording studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where many established and up and coming artists have been invited to record and perform.

Band members are active in community outreach programs and in classrooms throughout the city, teaching and mentoring other young musicians. PitchBlak's members come to the band with an incredible diversity of musical background and training, infusing their hip-hop-driven music with funk, rock, jazz, and classical. The result is a style as fresh as their dreads, shades, and dashikis—rich brass harmonies, lyrical hooks, tongue-twisting raps, and rhythms that make your blood race.
Venue Information:
Baltimore Soundstage
124 Market Place
Baltimore, Maryland, 21202
http://www.baltimoresoundstage.com/