Big Sam's Funky Nation
“Big Sam is the top man on the slide trombone in the birthplace of jazz.” – The San Francisco Chronicle
Hot off his gig with Treme (HBO’s original series), this New Orleans trombone player brings to the Loft stage his exhilarating brand of high-energy, high-voltage funk, rock, jazz, and hip-hop, termed “Noladelic Powerfunk.” On Treme, Big Sam plays himself in multiple episodes, including scenes with Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint as they recorded the acclaimed Grammy-nominated album, River in Reverse. Formerly with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Big Sam is joined by Andrew Baham, trumpet/vocals; Takeshi Shimmura, guitar; Chocolate Milk, drums; and Eric Vogel, bass. According to the Associated Press, “Big Sam’s Funky Nation, one of New Orleans’ most energetic brass bands, had a crowd of thousands on its feet at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.” Don’t miss this Loft debut!