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Kermit Ruffins w/ King Solomon Hicks at Rialto Theatre
January 24, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm| $36 - $46
Kermit Ruffins, trumpeter, combines the spirit of classic New Orleans music with the energy of the Crescent City sound. Kermit co-founded the Rebirth Brass Band, a group who started playing in the streets of the French Quarter. They released critically acclaimed records and performed in concert halls around the world. After seven albums with Rebirth, Kermit began a solo career to focus on classic New Orleans jazz. He established the Barbecue Swingers, a quintet whose name comes from Kermit’s habit of cooking up barbecue from the back of his pickup before gigs. Kermit has recorded seven solo albums. Audiences applaud his original compositions and revel in his innovative versions of classics. His virtuoso trumpet playing and expressive voice have earned him comparisons to Louis Armstrong. His laid-back demeanor, zest for life and appreciation of good food and music embody the character of the city where he was born and raised.