Members of the Dirty Dozen Jazz Band stand with their
variety of instruments ready to play.
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band has been performing for more than 20
years. Their sound, in true Louisiana fashion, is like a gumbo. By
adding in a mix of rhythm and blues, jazz, funk, Caribbean flavor
and more, the band creates an auditory 'soup,' sure to delight fans
across the board. The group hails from New Orleans, but their
musical inspiration is far-reaching. The group has worked with
artists like Widespread Panic, the Black Crows, Modest Mouse and
Norah Jones, which has earned them a reputation as one of the
liveliest and diverse 'jazz' bands on the musical scene.
"We could not be more thrilled to welcome the Dirty Dozen Jazz
Band back for a second year of performing at Cooler in the
Mountains. They were definitely a crowd favorite during last
year's season," says Suzie Dundas, director of Economic Development
& Tourism in Killington. "This isn't a 'sit-on-your-blanket'
type of event - they're going to want our guests dancing right
along with them!"
Although the band starts playing at 4 p.m., guests are
encouraged to come early to get a good seat at the venue, as the
first concert of the 2012 series drew more than 800 people to
Killington's K-1 Umbrella Bars. Concerts are rain or shine,
although they may be postponed or cancelled if heavy storms are in
the area. Unfortunately the first two Saturdays have seen such
conditions and were indeed cancelled. Last Saturday storms were
also imminent so organizers made the call to have the concert
indoors at the K1 Lodge.