Stooges Brass Band to Bring New Orleans to KSUT's Party in the Park

Jul 12, 2016

The Stooges Brass Band headline KSUT's Party in the Park this Saturday at Durango's Buckley Park. The New Orleans-based group fuses traditional brass band sounds with a dose of funk, R&B and hip-hop. Band co-founder Alfred Growe talked to KSUT's Mark Duggan from the Big Easy this week about what to expect from the show. In a word, fun!

According to the 'Best of New Orleans' the Stooges Brass Band put on one of the most entertaining, audience-interactive shows of any band on the scene."
Credit David Oppenheimer

The Stooges Brass Band has been around since the mid-1990s, formed by high school friends in New Orleans.

They've had quite a lineup of musicians over the years, as members would come and go and move on to careers with other bands and as solo artists.

One such artist, a member of the Stooges in the '90s, was Trombone Shorty.

The band is known for mixing multiple genres, adding a touch of soul, hip-hop and R&B to a core brass band sound.

The Best of New Orleans says “The Stooges Brass Band put on one of the most entertaining, audience-interactive shows of any band on the scene.”

They'll be a lot of fun at KSUT's Party in the Park, as you can tell in this interview with the band's co-founder Alfred Growe, who plays slide trombone.

KSUT's Mark Duggan reached him in the Big Easy on Monday, and opened the interview by asking how the band formed.

The Stooges Brass Band headline KSUT's Party in the Park, this Saturday (July 16) at Durango's Buckley Park. Learn more here. Tickets for the show are available at Music in the Mountains, and at 1063 Main Avenue in Durango. Party in the Park is presented by KSUT, Music in the Mountains, and the Wells Group Durango.