Squirrel Nut Zippers and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Squirrel Nut Zippers and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Saturday, February 1st at 7:30pm
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
1601 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64108
United States
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Don't miss the Squirrel Nut Zippers with The Dirty Dozen Brass Band at Muriel Kauffman Theatre at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts on February 1st!

Two bands with New Orleans-inspired rhythms perform a quirky mix of jazz, folk, punk rock and a “musical gumbo” of bebop jazz, funk and R&B.

The Squirrel Nut Zippers began their musical journey in the mid-1990s as a musician’s escape from the cookie-cutter world of modern rock radio at the time. Jimbo Mathus, along with drummer / percussionist Chris Phillips, formed the band as a casual musical foray among friends and family. The band’s quirky mix of jazz chords, folk music, and punk rock leanings began attracting a national audience. Between 1995 and 2000, the band sold three million albums. Years later, Squirrel Nut Zippers emerged from a lengthy hiatus, reinvigorated, reinvested, and rejuvenated with an all-star cast of New Orleans musicians reigniting the band’s unique, enigmatic sound.

Since 1977, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band has toured across five continents, more than 30 countries, and has recorded 12 albums, in addition to collaborating with a range of artists from Modest Mouse to Widespread Panic to Norah Jones. Beginning as The Dirty Dozen Social and Pleasure Club in New Orleans, the seven-member group assembled as a house band. Throughout the course of these early gigs, they adopted the venue’s name: The Dirty Dozen Brass Band.

Tickets for the event range from $29 to $49, plus applicable fees.