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Swing, Funk and the Blues Unite at the Holland Performing Arts Center January 30, 2020

Dec 20, 2019, 09:13 AM by Dara Hogan

Swing, Funk and the Blues Unite at the Holland Performing Arts Center January 30, 2020

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The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, pairs up with the Squirrel Nut Zippers

Omaha Performing Arts presents Squirrel Nut Zippers and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band Thursday, January 30, 2020, at the Holland Performing Arts Center located at 1200 Douglas St. Omaha, NE 68102. 

Tickets start at $25 and are available at TicketOmaha.com, in person at the Ticket Omaha* Box Office located inside the Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas Street, or by calling (402) 345-0606. 

New Orleans’ most celebrated modern brass band, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, pairs up with the Squirrel Nut Zippers and their multi-platinum blend of 1930’s era jazz, swing and folk music for an eclectic, multi-genre house party! For these two groups, breaking molds and charting a new musical course is what helped each attain the highest level of success. 

Squirrel Nut Zippers sold over three million albums from 1995-2000 and their watershed record Hot was certified platinum. Their musical journey began in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in the mid 1990’s, as a musician’s escape from the cookie-cutter world of modern rock radio at the time. Jimbo Mathus, along with drummer/percussionist Chris Phillips, formed the band as a casual musical foray among friends and family in the area.  It wasn’t long before the band’s quirky mix of jazz chords, folk music, and punk rock leanings spread out of the region and attracted a national audience. 

Formed in 1977, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band are the pioneers of the modern New Orleans brass band movement, recognized worldwide as an unstoppable musical machine whose name is synonymous with genre bending romps and high-octane performances. They have been featured guests both in the studio and on stage with artists including Elvis Costello, Dr. John, Widespread Panic, Modest Mouse, Dave Matthews Band, The Black Crowes and many others.