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"Big Sam" Williams

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Saturday, September 17, 2011 - 4:00pm

Prepare to put on your dancing shoes and get your groove on as trombonist and band leader "Big Sam" Williams joins Bonnie Johnson for some conversation and "musical gumbo" this Saturday on Colors of Jazz. Formerly the youngest player in the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, the New Orleans native and front man is now leading Big Sam's Funky Nation, touring the world and spreading the joy of music. The San Francisco Chronicle dubs Sam as "top man on the slide trombone in the birthplace of jazz".  Seen on HBO's Treme, the band takes to the stage fusing elements of jazz improvisation and rock with high-energy urban funk. Be sure to tune in at 4pm - Saturday, September 17th  - It's sure to be a party. 

Big Sam's Funky Nation appears at The Music Hall Loft in Portsmouth, NH for two performances:

Sunday, September 18, 2011 - 7:00 PM  &  9:00 PM

http://www.themusichall.org/calendar/event/big_sams_funky_nation

Of Interest

Know Your Host:
Jim Benitez

A self-taught Latin percussionist since the age of 12 when his father handed him Cal Tjader’s 1960 “Latino” album featuring Mongo Santamaria and Willie Bobo back in 1966, and an LP fiberglass conga and told him, “Here, learn to play right with these”, he’s been living and breathing Latin Jazz since.

Tune in to Latin Jazz Now!
Fridays, 7 to 11 pm

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