The Heavyweights Brass Band – This City

The Heavyweights Brass Band – This City

January 15, 2018

John Pittman: trumpet
Chris Butcher: trombone
Paul Metcalfe: tenor saxophone
Tim Richards: tuba
Lowell Whitty: drums

Jackie Richardson: vocals
Kevin Breit: guitar and mandolin
Roger Lewis: baritone saxophone
Ashlin Parker: trumpet
Joe Lastie: bass drum
Eugene Grant: vocals, congas, trumpet
Marla Dixon: vocals

“This City won’t wash away. This City won’t ever drown…” Steve Earle’s words echo through This City, the highly anticipated new album from The Heavyweights Brass Band.

For this, their third full-length album, the Heavyweights made a pilgrimage to the place where it all began. Recorded in New Orleans with a second-line parade of special guests – including Joe Lastie from the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Roger Lewis from the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Ashlin Parker from the Ellis Marsalis Quartet, and Marla Walters founder of the Shotgun Jazz Band – the Heavyweights offer a fresh, energetic take on the New Orleans tradition.

Not forgetting their heroes in Toronto, the album also furthers their powerful collaborations with the great guitarist Kevin Breit and legendary vocalist Jackie Richardson. The New Orleans brass band tradition is alive and well and moving forward with The Heavyweights Brass Band.

International Release Date: March 2nd, 2018

CD Release Celebration: March 29th, 2018 at Lula Lounge, Toronto