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2021 Susquehanna Folk Festival Tuba Skinny

Friday, August 13, 2021 Outdoor Concert 7:30 pm at Mt Gretna Playhouse
Jazz Dance Class too! Details below

About This Event:

To call Tuba Skinny revivalists would be to miss the point. The New Orleans ensemble, often seen busking on Royal Street, have never conceded the death of the early jazz and blues they play... That’s a tribute to the masterful ease of these relatively young musicians who laze and weave around each other as if bebop never happened. Alternating solos and call-and-response vocals... the eight players here show a comfortable fluency in their pre-1940s idioms.”
— Clea Simon, Offbeat, October 2014

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Tuba Skinny

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To call Tuba Skinny revivalists would be to miss the point. The New Orleans ensemble, often seen busking on Royal Street, have never conceded the death of the early jazz and blues they play... That’s a tribute to the masterful ease of these relatively young musicians who laze and weave around each other as if bebop never happened. Alternating solos and call-and-response vocals... the eight players here show a comfortable fluency in their pre-1940s idioms.”
— Clea Simon, Offbeat, October 2014

Formed in in 2009, Tuba Skinny has steadily evolved from a loose collection of street musicians into a solid ensemble dedicated to bringing the traditional New Orleans sound to audiences around the world. Drawing on a wide range of musical influences — from spirituals to Depression-era blues, from ragtime to traditional jazz — their sound evokes the rich musical heritage of their New Orleans home. The band has gained a loyal following through their distinctive sound, their commitment to reviving long-lost songs, and their barnstorming live performances.

"In tune after tune, the core instrumental sextet nails the classic New Orleans contrapuntal collective improvisation, instantly evoking another era while at the same time delightfully of the moment."
— Clea Simon, Offbeat, April 2016

Despite the band's global fame and frequent performances in nightclubs and at jazz festivals, they have continued to perform on the streets of New Orleans and other cities in order to maintain their intimate connection with audiences.

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Tuba Skinny
Tuba Skinny
Tuba Skinny

Tickets

Outdoor Concert: 7:30 pm US Eastern Time

  • $27 Premium Seating
    (front rows & aisle seats)
  • $20 Standard Seating
    (back 8 rows)
  • $92 VIP Pass (reserved seating and a gift bag)
  • Advance tickets @ OvationTix

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In Person!!

Mt Gretna Playhouse

200 Pennsylvania Ave, Mt Gretna, PA 17064

A Folk Festival Event!

This event is part of the Endless Summer 2021 Susquehanna Folk Festival, coming to YOU this year with events all summer long.

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