For nearly four decades, the Grammy Award-winning Rebirth Brass Band has been one of the Crescent City’s premier musical ambassadors. Their trademark sound pays homage to the New Orleans brass band tradition while weaving a tapestry that combines elements of jazz, funk, soul, R&B and the sounds from the streets they grew up on. Founded by brothers Phil and Keith Frazier over 35 years ago, Rebirth has since shared the stage and collaborated with everyone from the Grateful Dead to the Trombone Shorty.
Back to close out SMF again as he did in 2022, Eddie 9V opens this co-bill. An Atlanta native, Eddie 9V (a.k.a. Brooks Mason) has retooled the soul-blues genre on his own terms, reminding a new generation why the music hits so hard. When Eddie infiltrated his home state’s live circuit, he quickly pricked up ears everywhere he played. His artistic vision became fully realized when he adopted the solo moniker that promises an electrifying night out: Eddie 9 Volt.