Rebirth Brass Band shows there's more rebirth needed in NEO

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 04/27/2006 - 01:21.

Rebirth Brass Band

When I heard Rebirth Brass Band was planning a second line jazz parade in Cleveland, to raise awareness of the Tri-C Jazz Fest, I was thrilled - not only is Rebirth awesome, but living in NOLA gave me a real appreciation for the energy such an event can create. I certainly expected Cleveland music fans, and promoters of a more enlightened community, would turn out in droves to support this great band, this free parade, and a good time. Well, 100s of fans and lucky by-standers lucked out, and the rest of the region missed out - but here are some shots in appreciation to Rebirth Brass Band and the organizers of the Tri-C Jazz Fest - I hope more people make their way to the other events scheduled in the coming days.














What a great event.... I missed :(

I wish I had been able to make that event!  What a great way to celebrate life!

I have been to NOLA, I have seen the energy that this kind of music can generate.  Clevelanders need more of this.  We are slowly waking from the cold of winter and the youthful energy of spring is being missed by so many people (myself included). 

I will be sure to make time in the future to take a time and enjoy what this city offers.  Something I am finding out more and more everyday is that Cleveland has more to offer than many know.

Tri-C Jazz Fest at its Best

Following the Rebirth Birth Brass Band parading around public square last night was my first experience with the Tri-C Jazz Fest. I have always wanted to go to the Tri-C Jazz Fest, but every year somehow it seems that I always miss it. I'm so glad I made the trip downtown to see Rebith last night. The energy was awesome! I don't think I have ever had so much fun at Public Square! It was nice to see such a diverse group of people dancing, clapping, wearing masks and beads, just having a great time, in otherwise empty downtown. Volunteers for the Tri-C Jazz Fest handed out beads and Jazz Fest schedules. I loved their T-shirts that are based on a jazz theme watercolor by Viktor Schrekengost.

Free Tri-C events at stunning East Cleveland Library

One of the great things about the Second Line (and all related activities last night at the House of Blues) was FREE. We need all the free entertainment we can get around here, and I can't wait for Ingenuity for a nice burst of just what Rebirth brought downtown - joy.

Two other great free events I spotted on the Tri-C Jazz Fest Schedule are concerts at the East Cleveland Library - here is a list of all the free and other events:

Tri-C JazzFest - High School Adjudications

FREE
April 27, 2006
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Cuyahoga Community College – Metro Campus – Main Stage Theatre

Tri-C JazzFest - Clinics

FREE
April 27, 2006
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cuyahoga Community College - Metro Campus - Student Center 10

Tri-C JazzFest - Jazz Is...Annual Field Trips

FREE
April 27, 2006
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cuyahoga Community College – Metro Campus – Auditorium

Tri-C JazzFest - Randy Weston - SHOWTIME AT HIGH NOON SERIES!

FREE
April 27, 2006
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Playhouse Square Center – Ohio Theatre

Tri-C JazzFest - XE LA

FREE
April 27, 2006
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Tower City Center - JazzFest Stage

Tri-C JazzFest - Randy Weston’s African Rhythms & the Gnawa Master Musicians of Morocco

April 27, 2006 7:30 PM
Cuyahoga Community College – Metro Campus – Auditorium

Tri-C JazzFest - High School Adjudications

FREE
April 28, 2006
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Cuyahoga Community College – Metro Campus – Main Stage Theatre

Tri-C JazzFest - Clinics

FREE
April 28, 2006
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cuyahoga Community College - Metro Campus - Student Center 10

Tri-C JazzFest - Jazz Is...Annual Field Trips

FREE
April 28, 2006
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cuyahoga Community College – Metro Campus – Auditorium

Tri-C JazzFest - Mifune

FREE
April 28, 2006
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Tower City Center - JazzFest Stage

Tri-C JazzFest - Jason Moran and the Bandwagon

April 28, 2006 6:30 PM
Museum of Contemporary Art – MOCA

Tri-C JazzFest - Diane Schuur and the Caribbean Jazz Project with special guests The Yellow Jackets

April 28, 2006 8:30 PM
Playhouse Square Center – State Theatre

Tri-C JazzFest - Aesop Bops! With David Gonzalez - Jazz For Kids!

April 29, 2006 10:30 AM
Playhouse Square Center – Ohio Theatre

Tri-C JazzFest - DownBeat Invitational Day

FREE
April 29, 2006
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cuyahoga Community College – Metro Campus – Main Stage Theatre

Tri-C JazzFest - Debut Series

FREE
April 29, 2006 4:00 PM
East Cleveland Public Library

Tri-C JazzFest - Bela Fleck and The Flecktones with special guest Regina Carter

April 29, 2006 7:30 PM
Playhouse Square Center – State Theatre

Tri-C JazzFest - Jazz Meets Hip Hop, Part 4

April 29, 2006 10:00 PM
Beachland Ballroom

Tri-C JazzFest - Jazz Brunch with TK Blue, Benny Powell & Sayuri Goto

April 30, 2006
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel - The Silver Grille

Tri-C JazzFest - Mulgrew Miller Trio

FREE
April 30, 2006 3:00 PM
East Cleveland Public Library

History of the second line jazz parade

I was curious what the phrase "second line jazz parade" means. I found an interesting explanation here.
http://www.mardigrasdigest.com/Sec_2ndline/2ndline_history.htm