2022 Burlington Discover Jazz Festival

Treme Brass Band



Join the procession led by New Orleans' premier traditional brass band! The Treme Brass Band is a marching brass band from New Orleans, Louisiana, led by snare drummer Benny Jones Sr. A core mission of the Treme Brass Band is to facilitate the continuity of traditional brass band music. The “Treme” in the band’s name references the Faubourg Tremé, one of the oldest New Orleans neighborhoods and an important center for African-American and Creole culture. By acknowledging the Tremé, the band displays pride in Black and Creole New Orleans history. In order to maintain the tradition, band members wear the standard uniform of band cap and white shirt, practice traditional musical techniques, and participate in rituals such as the jazz funeral. The band is a recipient of a 2006 National Heritage Fellowship awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts, which is the United States' highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. 

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