Dirty Dozen Brass Band to headline Norman's Jazz in June

The free, three-day event in Norman, Oklahoma, also will feature guitar great Duke Robillard, Fareed Haque and MathGames!, Parker Millsap, A Taste of Herb, Justin Echols Quartet and others.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: February 12, 2013
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— The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, which revolutionized the brass band sound by incorporating funk and bebop into traditional New Orleans jazz, leads the list of world-class jazz and blues artists for the 30th annual Jazz in June music festival. The free event is scheduled June 20-22, according to a news release.

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band is scheduled to headline Jazz in June's “Jazz in the Park” on June 22 at Andrews Park, 201 W Daws St.

For more than three decades, the band has produced a lively sound. The band's latest CD, “Twenty Dozen,” features a blending of such genres as R&B, jazz and funk, plus Afro-Latino grooves, some Caribbean flavor and even a Rihanna cover. Baritone sax player Roger Lewis calls “Twenty Dozen” classic Dirty Dozen.

“It's got something for your mind, body and soul,” he said in the release. “We're gonna get you one way or another.”

Guitar great Duke Robillard is scheduled to headline “Blues Under the Stars” on June 20 at Brookhaven Village, 3700 W Robinson St.

Called “one of the great (guitar) players” by B.B. King, Robillard has played alongside such music legends as Bob Dylan, Tom Waits and Jimmy Witherspoon.

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BACKGROUND

Jazz in June

Jazz in June was founded by the Norman Arts and Humanities Council and Cimarron Opera in 1984 to bring high-quality blues and jazz acts to Norman. The festival has since developed into a much-anticipated annual event attended by some 50,000 people.

TO LEARN MORE

For more information, go to www.jazzinjune.org.

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