Friday, March 30, 2012


--The Stooges Brass Band Collaborates with Legendary Producer Mannie Fresh--

Los Angeles, CA—March 29, 2012— This week, the Stooges Brass Band visits the Red Bull Studio in Los Angeles, claiming their prize for winning the 2010 Red Bull Street Kings brass band competition. The band elected Mannie Fresh to be behind the boards producing the tracks. The results of this collaboration look to be explosive.

“Much of the recipe for my music and production is influenced by the New Orleans brass band sounds and traditions,” offered Mannie Fresh. “This studio project is bringing it all back to the roots for me, and now we’re merging it with innovation and technology.”

Results of the studio session can be heard during the first weekend of JazzFest on April 28th, 2012, when the Stooges Brass Band and Mannie Fresh will perform together at Maison on Frenchmen Street. Documentation efforts will be released prior.

Mannie Fresh, a legend in New Orleans and one of the most influential producers in hip-hop, began his career in the mid-80s but became known worldwide for the Cash Money sound of the late 90s/early 2000s. He is responsible for creating hits for superstars including the Hot Boys and it’s members Juvenile, Lil Wayne, & B.G. as well as his own group the Big Tymers.

The Stooges Brass Band are one of the best brass bands to emerge from New Orleans’ iconic second line traditions. From weekly gigs in clubs to second line parades throughout the city, they are constantly in the mix, fusing traditional brass band standards with hip hop, r&b, jazz and pop into a constantly fresh and evolving sound.

“Our band has been positively impacted by this project on many levels, starting with the momentum created during the frenzy and excitement of the initial competition in New Orleans all the way through this current opportunity to work and record at Red Bull Studio Los Angeles with Mannie Fresh & his crew,” remarked Walter Ramsey, leader/trombonist of the Stooges Brass Band. “The music we are making here at this moment is just the beginning of the next phase in the evolution of the New Orleans brass band sound.”

Red Bull Street Kings is a brass band showcase which pays homage to the legacy of brass bands in New Orleans while offering a platform for the top emerging bands to innovate their sound. For more info on Red Bull Street Kings, visit:

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