When: February 16th at 8 p.m.

Where: CAP UCLA at The Theatre at Ace Hotel DTLA, 929 S. Broadway, Los Angeles

Details: UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA) presents The Soul Rebels, revolutionizing and modernizing traditional New Orleans brass, with special guest Big Freedia and Macy Gray on Saturday, Feb. 16, at 8 p.m. at The Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles. Tickets for $29–$59 are available now at cap.ucla.edu and theatre.acehotel.com, 310-825-2101 and The Theatre at Ace Hotel box office.

Creating a fusion of funk, soul, hip hop, jazz, and rock, The Soul Rebels’ seemingly always packed calendar will bring them to Los Angeles. Special guests Big Freedia, adding an extra bounce and, joining for a first-time collaboration, Macy Gray brings her unshakable grasp on soul to this LA engagement.

As the only Los Angeles stop on The Soul Rebels’ THE WAY UP TOUR!, the eight-piece brass ensemble looks forward to the kick-off performance of their highly anticipated, seven-year awaited, album release this summer 2019. Reflecting the flavor of the new album, audiences of The Theatre at Ace Hotel will have the first listen.

Known for their distinctive style, their work with artists like Nas, G-Eazy, GZA, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and Metallica keeps the group ever relevant. After a landmark year of live collaborations with Marilyn Manson, Portugal the Man, DMX and Matisyahu, they are truly on the way up, the given name of their tour. Following debut national TV appearances on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and NPR’S Tiny Desk with hip hop legend GZA, The Soul Rebels are foreseeing a national revolution of brass bands.

CAP UCLA’s American Roots series continues with An Evening with Lettuce and John Scofield (March 30, The Theatre at Ace Hotel).

Program: The Soul Rebels started with an idea – to expand upon the pop music they loved on the radio and the New Orleans brass tradition they grew up on. They took that tradition and blended funk and soul with elements of hip hop, jazz and rock all within a brass band context. The band has built a career around an eclectic live show that harnesses the power of horns and drums in a deep pocket funk party-like atmosphere. The Soul Rebels continue to chart new territory as they feature in major films, tour globally, and combine topnotch musicianship with songs that celebrate dancing, life, funk and soul.

 

Tickets:
Single tickets: $29–$59
Online: cap.ucla.edutheatre.acehotel.com
Phone: 310-825-2101
The Theatre at Ace Hotel box office: Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; day of the show, 90 minutes prior to the event start time.

Artists website: The Soul Rebels Big Freedia | Macy Gray

The Band


The Soul Rebels with Special Guests Big Freedia & Macy Gray

Derrick Moss:
 Drums, Co-founder
Lumar Leblanc :Drums, Co-founder
Manuel Perkins: Sousaphone
Julian Gosin: Trumpet
Marcus Hubbard: Trumpet
Erion Williams: Saxophone
Corey Peyton: Trombone
Paul Robertson: Trombone

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