Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers

Fri Jul 25, 2014
The New Parish
9:00 pm
$17 - $20
Jazz, Music
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While much has been made of his vital role in the founding and shaping of the ReBirth Brass Band, Kermit Ruffins has become a capable and talented bandleader, writer, singer and musician in his own right. While ReBirth and Kermit were once considered synonymous, the amicable split prompted tremendous growth for both operations; ReBirth continues to roll, allowing their music to take them on reckless thrill rides into the funky netherworld, while the romantic Ruffins has stopped rambling in favor of structure and swinging out. After leaving ReBirth, Ruffins formed the Barbecue Swingers, was signed to a solo deal by Justice Records and released three CD's that have become jukebox staples in the Crescent City.


  1. The New Parish
    1743 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, CA