Andrew Hall's Society Brass Band
"Andrew Hall spent over 40 years in New Orleans performing and recording with all the great local musicians and numerous international stars. This versatile musician has played with the legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Dr John, Olympia Brass Band, George Melly, Chris Barber, Acker Bilk and many leading Rhythm & Blues musicians from the Crescent City.He presents his fascinating perspective on the colourful heritage of all aspects of New Orleans and its music in a lively, entertaining performance featuring a repertoire of great songs, peppered with amusing anecdotes and recollections. Andrew Hall's own band featured at the prestigious New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival for three decades and he has enjoyed the media spotlight over the years, appearing on BBC TV, Good Morning America, Time magazine and in Japanese-made documentaries on New Orleans. With a reputation built on lively performances in residency, on tour and through appearances at high-profile corporate events, he went on to perform in several Hollywood blockbusters. His movie credits include Clint Eastwood's Tightrope, JFK with Kevin Costner and working with Sean Penn in All the King's Men. Andrew Hall is a showman. He is grabbing International audiences and still surrounding himself with the best sidemen available. His stimulating new show works equally well in small, intimate venues and events and larger concert or festival settings. Make sure you don't miss Andrew Hall playing New Orleans Jazz, Rhythm & Blues and Boogie Woogie."