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Music of Krewe du Vieux

Kirk Joseph's
Backyard Groove

Led by sousaphone player Kirk Joseph. Formed in 2004, the group plays a "rhythmic and high-spirited concoction of jazz, funk, and afro-caribbean flavors".

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kirk Joseph

 

James "12" Andrews

If anyone can pull off aligning himself with the famous Louis Armstrong it‟s trumpet extraordinaire – James Andrews. However bold this move may be, the New Orleans native earned the "Satchmo of the Ghetto" alias back in his Treme‟ neighborhood and the name still sizzles in the city!

 

 

 

 

 

James Andrews

 

 

 

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The Krewe du Vieux’s seventeen subkrewes will each present their own interpretations of the theme. Subkrewes include the Krewe of C.R.U.D.E., Krewe of Space Age Love, Krewe of Underwear, Seeds of Decline, Krewe of Mama Roux, Krewe of L.E.W.D., Krewe of Drips and Dis- charges, Krewe of K.A.O.S., Knights of Mondu, T.O.K.I.N., Krewe Rue Bourbon, Krewe de C.R.A.P.S., Mystic Krewe of Spermes, Mystic Krewe of Comatose, Mystic Krewe of Inane, and Krewe du Mishigas.

Also marching will be many of the city’s top brass bands. Showcasing the local brass band talent is one of many Krewe du Vieux traditions not eligible for coverage under the health care reform bill.