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Big Sam's Funky Nation

- US New Orleans, LA Rock / Funk / Jazz


Label: Hypersoul Records

Manager: Hypersoul, LLC

Bio: Big Sam's Funky Nation have established their presence on the forefront of the New Orleans music scene. Trombone powerhouse and band leader "Big Sam" Williams, formerly of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, has been celebrated as "the top man on the slide trombone in the birthplace of jazz" by the San F... See Full Bio

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    Jul 9

    Breckenridge, CO, US | 10:00pm

    Breckenridge, CO, US
    Wed Jul 09 10:00pm
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    Jul 10

    Aspen, CO, US | 6:15pm
    Fanny Hill Snowmass
    Aspen, CO, US
    Thu Jul 10 6:15pm
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    Jul 11

    Denver, CO, US | 8:00pm

    Denver, CO, US
    Fri Jul 11 8:00pm
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    Jul 11

    Denver, CO, US | 9:00pm

    Denver, CO, US
    Fri Jul 11 9:00pm
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    Jul 25

    North Miami Beach, FL, US | 4:00pm

    North Miami Beach, FL, US
    Fri Jul 25 4:00pm


    Big Sam's Funky Nation Big Sams Funky Nation is a driving force of urban funk. Ryan White, of the Oregonian, says the band is tight enough (and hot enough) to turn coal into a diamond! The band is led by trombone powerhouse, Big Sam Williams, formerly the trombonist for the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, who the San Francisco Chronicle calls the top man on the slide trombone in the birthplace of jazz. Big Sam refuses to let the audience sit still. Between the bands solos, Big Sams signature dance moves and his distinctive trombone riffs, the energy level is high voltage when this band takes the stage! The Funky Nation is a stellar group of world-class musicians who meet the challenges of their funky band leader. BSFNs signature Noladelic Powerfunk sound masterfully combines a rock sensibility with improv-style associated with jazz and the horn-heavy front section thats the hallmark of big band funk.Big Sam began playing with the Dirty Dozen at the tender age of 19 before striking out on his own and creating the Funky Nation. Big Sam powered-up the horn section on the critically acclaimed, Grammy nominated, River in Reverse and is prominently featured in "Hot as a Pistol, Keen as a Blade" the concert tour DVD. While touring with Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint, in the Fall of 2006 and Summer of 2007, he earned consistent reviews as a musical force and star soloist. Big Sam has played with Karl Densons Tiny Universe, Dave Matthews, Ozomatli, and Widespread Panic. He has also shared the stage with U2 and Green Day for the emotional and energetic re-opening of the Superdome which was broadcast live on Monday Night Football.BSFN is a festival favorite across North America and their contagious tunes and memorable live performances have attracted fans far and wide, ranging from France, to the United Kingdom, to Greece, to Brazil, to Canada. BSFN is a favorite on the festival circuit and has sealed its mark on the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage, Gathering of the Vibes, Telluride Blues & Brews, Doheny Blues Festival, Austin City Limits, Bonnaroo Arts & Music Festival, Wakarusa, Voodoo Music Experience, Bear Creek Music & Arts Festival, LEAF & many more.

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  • Butterfly Pancakes (Artist) Butterfly Pancakes
    can't stop bobbin'my head.. jammin'
    Listening to Big Sam Funky Nation, you feel Funk is Alive, and people is feeling like a Party Up In Here !!
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