One of the hottest bands to come out of New Orleans’ sizzling brass band scene, the Nightcrawlers have been beguiling local and foreign audiences for years with their intoxicating combination of traditional jazz, modern funk, and “a booty-shaking, hanky-waving rhythmic base that would set even the most rhythmically impaired among us to stomping” (Replay magazine). The talented composers, arrangers, and improvisers that make up this ensemble cut their teeth with a who’s who of Crescent City music – including Dr. John, the Neville Brothers, Harry Connick Jr., The Dukes of Dixieland, and Galactic. They’ve also been featured with many other beloved local bands, such as Bonerama, Papa Grows Funk, New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Royal Fingerbowl, New Birth Brass Band, and Otra. When they’re not exciting the locals with their infectious, original music (captured impressively on their five critically-acclaimed CDs), they’re spreading their contagious Crescent City sound worldwide.
The Nightcrawlers are excited to announce the release of their latest record, Atmosphere, in April of 2020. Here’s what critics said about the Nightcrawlers’ last release, Slither Slice, which was nominated in 2009 by the Big Easy Awards for Album of the Year.
“On their first release in almost a decade, the New Orleans Nightcrawlers have created a sound more imaginative, adventurous and contagious than any of its esteemed forebears. On all fronts, musically, compositionally and production-wise, the band’s fourth album, Slither Slice, sets an unprecedented high within the brass band world.” – Offbeat Magazine
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