Stooges Brass Band + DJ Williams Projekt
Live at the Hamilton in DC – July 28, 2016
Video by Jam in the Van
Thursday night in DC, The Hamilton, located just down the street from the White House, will host New Orleans based talent, Stooges Brass Band. The horns collide worlds with smooth bass, guitar, percussion, and drums. They will also be joined by the DJ Willaims Projekt from Richmond, VA.
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About Stooges Brass Band:
The Stooges Brass Band has gained notoriety across the USA and the world as a full-blown musical party whether leading a second-line parade or performing their spirited stage show.
The band is undeniably one of the hardest working bands out of New Orleans, and their dedication to their craft has made an impact. The Stooges Brass Band victoriously battled in the finals for the title of “Red Bull Street Kings: Best Brass Band” under the iconic Claiborne Bridge in NOLA (the subject of a recent documentary). Along with this auspicious title, the band won an all-expenses paid trip for a recording and mentorship session with a producer in the Red Bull Studios in California. You can watch the results of this project here: The Red Bull Studio Sessions.
In April 2011, the Stooges Brass Band were awarded the title of “Best Contemporary Brass Band” at the Big Easy Music Awards. The momentum continued in 2012, touring clubs throughout the country and appearing at famed festivals such at Bonnaroo, South by Southwest, headlining the Utah Arts Festival, Discover Jazz Festival, American Folk Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, Great American Brass Band Festival, and more.
In June 2012, the band was employed by the US Embassy as cultural ambassadors to New Orleans on a two week tour through Pakistan. They continued to tour internationally, with a two week tour of the United Kingdom for the Edinburgh Jazz Festival, the Durham Brass Festival, and more.
Whether they’re second-lining in the back streets of the Crescent City, or performing across the country, the Stooges Brass Band immerse crowds in a high-energy, cut loose vibe that’s contemporary yet deeply rooted in the culturally rich musical legacy of city of New Orleans.
DJ Williams Projekt
About DJ Williams Projekt:
D.J. Williams (born November 6, 1981) is an American guitarist, singer songwriter, and producer. DJ was born Donald Jeffrey Ilory Williams, Jr; in Plainfield, NJ. DJ grew up in Richmond, VA.
DJ is the founder of the funky Richmond based band, DJ Williams Projekt; hip-hop/R&B group, The Breaks; acoustic duo, Williams & Jones; and guitarist for San Diego’s critically acclaimed group, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe. Since starting a full time music career in 2001 DJ has toured the globe from small rock venues to large prestigious music festivals in the US, Canada, and Europe. Williams signed a record contract in 2005 with Harmonized Records and later released on his own label as well as Stoopid Records with KDTU.
Video by Chris Larson
DJ is now recording his own licensing music under Projekt Music.
The young guitarist has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with John Legend, Dave Matthews Band, John Oates, Warren Haynes, Ivan Neville, Big Daddy Kane, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Soulive, Levon Helm, Slightly Stoopid, Robert Randolph, Slick Rick, and many many more. With an emphasis on compelling melody, refined songwriting, and an extremely diverse musical palette, DJ Williams strives to push new boundaries as an up and coming guitar player. Just don’t let the name confuse you, because this musician is laying out grooves any “D.J.” would love to sample!