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Naughty Professor

Aug 13, Sunday - 2pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Formed by six young musicians across the country in 2011 who are now anchored in New Orleans, Naughty Professor formed with a mission to embody the jazz-influenced party culture of the Big Easy in a constantly evolving, high energy funk/soul outfit.

The group’s live performances, which weave together complex compositions and loose individual improvisation, quickly commanded the attention of many notable musicians in town, including George Porter Jr., Galactic, and The Revivalists. More recently, this success has allowed them to share the stage with artists like Snarky Puppy, Victor Wooten, Rebirth Brass Band, Fitz and the Tantrums, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Papadosio, the Soul Rebels, and more.

With fresh recorded material in the works and a rigorous tour schedule planned for 2017, Naughty Professor is poised to soon become the next household name associated with the echelon of New Orleans music.

The group’s live performances, which weave together complex compositions and loose individual improvisation, quickly commanded the attention of many notable musicians in town, including George Porter Jr., Galactic, and The Revivalists. More recently, this success has allowed them to share the stage with artists like Snarky Puppy, Victor Wooten, Rebirth Brass Band, Fitz and the Tantrums, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Papadosio, the Soul Rebels, and more.

With fresh recorded material in the works and a rigorous tour schedule planned for 2017, Naughty Professor is poised to soon become the next household name associated with the echelon of New Orleans music.


Personnel

John Culbreth, trumpet
Nick Ellman, alto and baritone saxophone
Ian Bowman, tenor saxophone
Bill Daniel, guitar
Noah Young, bass
Sam Shahin, drums