Dirty Catfish Brass Band at The Dream Cafe

Event Dates:
  • Sun August 4, 2019 6:00 PM
  • Event Cost: $30-40

Doors: 6:00pm, Show: 8:00pm
Tickets:  Premium $40, Wings $30
Reservations: Please call 250-490-9012 to reserve your table

Dirty Catfish Brass Band’s aim is to inspire, create and instigate – but, mostly, they just want you on your feet. Undeniably tight, yet reckless as hell, Dirty Catfish Brass Band deals in powerful phrasing and performances drenched with rhythm. Invoking the sounds of the New Orleans brass tradition, the collective dares to reimagine the streets of a prairie city as one that is hot, alive, and brimming with soul. Based in Winnipeg, MB, the crew strives to surprise, challenge, tickle and pay homage to the New Orleans tradition by giving it a new audience in an unsuspecting locale. In true Louisiana tradition, these boys stick to the spontaneity of festivals, alleyway performance and all around late nights. The band doesn’t ask permission to play, and the crowd certainly doesn’t ask them to stop.

These highly trained musicians collectively hold 12 University degrees, having studied at McGill University, University of Toronto, Humber College, University of Manitoba, Brandon University, Virginia Tech, University of Southern California, New England Conservatory, School for Improvised Music, University of Miami, and The Banff Centre.

Formed in the fall of 2011, Dirty Catfish Brass Band has become a constant at local festivals and venues within Winnipeg and the surrounding area, performing at The TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival (2012 – 2017), Winnipeg Fringe Festival (2012 – 2017), Festival du Voyager (2012, ’14, ’16), Canada Summer Games Festival (2017), Dauphin’s Countryfest (2014, ’16), Winnipeg Folk Festival (2013, ’15, ’16, ’17), Saskatoon Jazz Festival (2016), Regina Folk Festival (2016, ’17), Brandon Jazz Festival (2017), Brandon Folk Music & Art Festival (2016), Trout Forest Music Festival (2015), Harvest Moon Festival (2015, ’17), Grey Cup Festival (2015), and Prairie Wind Music Festival (2014) .

DCBB has shared the stage with the likes of Galactic, The Bros. Landreth, JP Hoe, Royal Canoe, and ALFA. They have also had the opportunity to open for acts such as Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Jon Cleary, Five Alarm Funk, and Delhi 2 Dublin.