Wednesday Night Live Pro Jam – Featuring MJ’s Brass Boppers, Ron E. Beck, Michael Gabriel, Julius Johnson and Wilson Brooks
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 @ 8:00 pm| $15
Doors open 7PM | Show starts at 8PM
$15 in Advance | $20 Day of Show
Front Row Table $140
4 Seats Per Table ($35 per seat)
This is a very special New Orleans Pro Jam featuring huge talent from all around the country. The night will start with the MJ’s Brass Bopper band playing music from the Waterfront to the Empress Stage inviting all to join in the festivities. Then a special treat by internationally acclaimed steel drummer Michael Gabriel will show off his amazing talent weaving in grooves of Calypso, Reggae, and more. We will also be featuring the drum talents of Ron E Beck, Julius Johnson and our very own Wilson Brooks as we stir up a pot of New Orleans grooves to get everyone on the dance floor.
MJ’s Brass Bopper
The Bay Area’s only New Orleans style brass band with musicians born and raised in NOLA, San Francisco based MJ’s Brass Boppers is a singing and swinging brass-line ready to party at a drop of a dime.
As if you were following a brass band down Claiborne Ave., with the Brass Boppers you will have an authentic second-line experience with true New Orleans flair.
The musicians in MJ’s Brass Boppers are a tight group who love the music, and are constantly rehearsing to refine the art they share with passion. Within seconds of hearing MJ’s Brass Boppers you can tell that this is not a group that happens to play a few New Orleans tunes, but rather a band that lives the music, with the second-line beat pulsing through their veins.
With New Orleans style and California sophistication, MJ’s Brass Boppers can perform at any event imaginable, giving everyone a huge smile and lifted spirit!
Ron E Beck is a modern soul blues singer.
Beck has the depth of a blues singer, the energy of a soul singer, and the contemporary sound of today which makes him modern.
Ron E is also a world renowned drummer who has graced the stage with several of the industries legends. Beck has toured and recorded with the legendary funk band Tower of Power, Steve Cropper, John Lee Hooker, Bill Withers, Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr., Sista Monica, Chris Cain, Clifford Coulter, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Calvin Keys and the list goes on.
Michael A Gabriel
Michael Gabriel is a steel pan player, educator, arranger, builder, and tuner. He began playing pans young, and by age 13, was touring the world with some of Trinidad’s best steel pan bands. As a soloist with the stage side bands of Cassablanca Steel Orchestra and Phase II Pan Groove, Michael performed at Royal Albert Hall, Carnegie Hall, The White House, and The United States Capital Building. Growing up in Trinidad, Michael also learned to craft and tune steel pans. He worked and apprenticed for several master craftsmen including Roland Harrigan.