When world music meets brass meets community outreach, the result is a celebration of The Heavyweights Brass Band‘s latest project, This City. As part of the TD Discovery Series Special Projects, The Heavyweights will perform on Thursday, March 29 at Lula Lounge for the CD, digital and vinyl release of their new album, released worldwide on March 9, 2018.
Performing This City in its entirety, the night will also include two special guests who are also featured on the album – Canadian icon Jackie Richardson and acclaimed guitarist Kevin Breit; other special guests on the album include Joe Lastie (Preservation Hall Jazz Band), Roger Lewis (Dirty Dozen Bass Band), Ashlin Parker (Ellis Marsalis Quartet), and Marla Dixon, founder of the Shotgun Jazz Band.
From The Roots to Gilles Peterson, to sharing stages with Trombone Shorty to Galactic, The Heavyweights pack a one-two punch of crossover appeal and respect from music’s elite. Now with their third release, This City, The Heavyweights are offering a unique sound with emphasis on their original compositions. They delve deeper into the sound of New Orleans brass band while still keeping the flavour that makes the band unique. What results is a stronger, bolder, funkier and more mature Heavyweights sound than ever before. This City will be available from Slammin Media and distributed world wide by Believe Distribution as of March 9, 2018.
The Heavyweights Brass Band
Lula Lounge – 1585 Dundas Street West
Thursday, March 29, 2018 – 7 p.m.
Tickets: $20 adv | $25 door | $15 students
Dinner reservations guarantee seating
Reserve for dinner online or call 416.588.0307
All tickets include a copy of the new CD