Join djsmittymon as he welcomes a New Orleans brass band legend – Ersel (Garfield) Bogan to Positive Vibes…
Time to Wake Your Brass Up!! Happening Tuesday September 20th – 8-10am..
Ersel “Garfield” Bogan III, veteran brass band trombonist. He is one of the original members of The Stooges Brass Band, where he spent 20 years of his musical career. Garfield also is an original member of the Free Agents Brass Band which is a brass band created after hurricane Katrina. Ersel established the nonprofit, the Save Our Brass Culture Foundation in 2019 and is a teaching artist with Leaf Global Arts
SAVE OUR BRASS FOUNDATION
Save Our Brass Culture Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization formed by New Orleans brass band members. This organization was formed to protect and serve the culture while defending its rights, creating unity, and advocating for its members.
Brass Band Community Engagement
Since 2019, there has been increasing support for and enjoyment at Brass Fest. Offering a great place for friends and family come get together and have a fun time.
NEW ORLEANS BRASS FEST
Each year the Save our Brass Foundation features the best and brightest brass bands in New Orleans on stage for a festival celebrating music, community, food, and the Crescent City.
This year: Kick Off Party:
Asheville Music Hall – Friday, Sept 23rd at 8pm
NOLA BRASS FEST: feat. Empire Strikes Brass / Funk Around with Garfield
It’s Festival Day:
Salvage Station – Saturday, Sept. 24th at 3pm (outside)
NOLA BRASS FEST: feat. BIG SAM’S FUNKY NATION
w/ Joint Killer Brass Band, Stooges Brass Band, Funk N Around with Garfield, and Big Chief Romeo from the 9th Ward Hunters..
Tuesdays 8-10am / 103.3 FM / @103.3ashevillefm streaming globally at www.ashevillefm.org !!