V.21 No.29 | 7/19/2012
Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Makin’ it do what it do for 35 years
By Jessica Cassyle Carr
Baritone sax player and Dirty Dozen Brass Band founding member Roger Lewis has made a 35-year career out of making the New Orleans brass band tradition vibrate at a different level. His group brought club music—bebop, swing and blues, that is—to streets previously filled with repertoires of hymns and proto-jazz, essentially modernizing the brass band.
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