Reviews

"The intro pieces It's a Jungle out There, Specifunkify and Repossessed get things under way smoothly presenting really uplifting, yet emotionally charged musical vibe The music is reminiscent of acts such as The Wild Magnolias, Professor Longhair, Rebirth Brass Band, John Cleary, Buckwheat Zydeco, Anders Osborne and The Soul Rebels."
Skope Magazine -- Rating 5/5 Stars -- Francis Carey


"On the Funky Side -- Artist Nomination - CD of the Year"
Indie Music Digest - Cyrus Rhodes


"A dazzling set of mostly originals that never fail to impress."
MidWest Record - Chris Spector


"At the end of the day these guys bring the mojo and are a marquee band out of New York."
Indie Music Digest - Cyrus Rhodes


" . . . they (the Jambalaya Brass Band) got something else. They got what many in the industry call X-Factor. . . It's just something deep within their spirit that breaks the mold when compared to other artists. They stand out in a good way and transfer well into the hearts and minds of music fans all over the world."
Rock N' Roll View -- James Forrester


"It's nice to know there are a few artists out there that can still deliver music/playing that will make your jaw hit the floor while inspiring you to start a party at the same time."
All What's Rock -- Mac Christiansen


"You will find many impressive musical licks along the way. Timing is spot on within the R∓B Big Brass grooves. All members hold his own, but more importantly the songwriting is so freaking entertaining. All of this makes for a deadly combination. The music possesses a Bluesy, Rockabilly, Americana-Zydeco type stigma. Definitely classic Rhythm and Blues that is timeless and a blast to listen to."
Vents - R.J. Frometa


"If you don't get sucked in by this band - then you are not human!!!."
Skope Magazine -- Rating 5/5 Stars -- Francis Carey


"They are a premier talent up in New York but they sound like they're from down by the bayou."
All What's Rock -- Mac Christiansen


"They (The Jambalaya Brass Band) are at the top of their game."
All What's Rock -- Mac Christiansen


"These guys play music the way it was meant to be played. This vibe is not artificial - it's real."
GigBand - Dennis Knapp



"On the Funky Side will affirm your faith in music again."
GigBand - Dennis Knapp


"Their latest CD On the Funky Side delivers a highly passionate 10 track catalog via top flight musicianship, amazing songwriting and music that covers all the bases: Zydeco, Blues, Funk, Big Band Brass, Rag Time, Funk-Americana."
GigBand - Dennis Knapp


" . . . it's amazing to me how valuable this band is to this style of music."
Indie Artist Alliance - Floyd Rambis


"On the Funky Side is undeniably blues and brass based with an almost southern Americana feel to it regardless of this band's real demographic."
Indie Artist Alliance - Floyd Rambis


"In the end Jambalaya Brass Band is a real deal band."
Indie Artist Alliance - Floyd Rambis


"Jambalaya Brass Band right away gives off that classic New Orleans Brass Band feel many can't get enough of - but this band is unique. They are from New York."
Indie Musicians Artists Digital Radio Network


"With their latest musical offering On the Funky Side it's clear to me these guys have surpassed what many consider to be the a-typical musical release in 2014."
Indie Musicians Artists Digital Radio Network


"The production is top-notch and the playing from all band members just hits the spot."
Indie Musicians Artists Digital Radio Network


"On the Funky Side by Jambalaya Brass Band delivers amazing music for the senses that has no boundaries - very much like Americana itself."
Indie Musicians Artists Digital Radio Network


"Trust me when I say there are legions of fans waiting for this band to arrive."
IndieShark - Rodney Hogeland


"The musicianship is Top Shelf."
IndieShark - Rodney Hogeland


"This CD may be the most impressionable, genuine, get off your ass and dance CD's I've heard this year."
IndieShark - Rodney Hogeland


"I did not fail to notice some superb playing from all involved, Playing from Frank is simply stellar."
Music Emissions -- Rebecca Lamberth


"Frank and the crew are master musicians."
Music Emissions -- Rebecca Lamberth


"The passionate playing and writings style from Frank and company meshed with the top flight musicianship from all involved, and an impressive string of movements make an impact."
Music Emissions -- Rebecca Lamberth


"Their style is a unique crossover . . ."
Rock N' Roll View -- James Forrester


"With the impressively slamming opening statements: the title track, Specifunkify The Beast and P'a Gozar this CD keeps it real with many tasty groove that decrees power which exudes confidence. Two more impressive songs worth mentioning are Jambalaya Got Fire and P F Flyer."
Rock N' Roll View -- James Forrester


"It's nice to know within the ranks of millions of independent artists/bands some are capable of delivering something special that sticks true within their own style and artistic expression. All the while touching an occasionally painfully honest collection of beautifully electrifying, funny and uplifting group of songs. Now isn't that what's music all about?"
Rock N' Roll View -- James Forrester


"As the CD evolves it showcases a really blues-rock steady line up of songs with musical tidbits like amazing solos, and amazing rhythm section."
Skope Magazine -- Rating 5/5 Stars -- Francis Carey


"It's also impossible to deny the superiority of this band as songwriters and players."
Skope Magazine -- Rating 5/5 Stars -- Francis Carey


"In conclusion, here's an album that quite literally made my day."
Skope Magazine -- Rating 5/5 Stars -- Francis Carey


"I've been dying to listen to a CD like On the Funky Side by Jambalaya Brass Band for quite some time. It's subliminal, it's epic, it's a grand concept, it will make you want to dance. It's sure to get your attention."
Skope Magazine -- Rating 5/5 Stars -- Francis Carey


"On the Funky Side is even magical from the production to the musicians, to the legendary songs, to the vibe - On the Funky Side" delivers!"
Skope Magazine -- Rating 5/5 Stars -- Francis Carey


"Simply put, very much like life itself this CD (On the Funky Side) personifies life experience, with music that is 100% honest, pure and just a blast to listen to."
Vents - R.J. Frometa


"The production is professional grade from start to finish."
Vents - R.J. Frometa


"On the Funky Side by Jambalaya Brass Band has everything: good playing, fancy blowing, amazing songs, true to form blues messages and music that covers a lot of ground - R∓B, Zydeco, Americana, Rockabilly, and even a dash of Classic Rock n' Roll."
Vents - R.J. Frometa


"The Bottom Line WARNING - If you listen to this CD (On the Funky Side) you run the risk falling in love with the music of Jambalaya Brass Band."
Vents - R.J. Frometa


"The CD kicks gets off the ground nicely with Voodoo Queen a slamming intro piece that serves up slamming Horn section meshed against intoxicating bass groove, effective harmonies and soulful musical flow."
Indie Music Digest - Cyrus Rhodes


"Along the way you will notice lush instrumentation with things like impressive horn section, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, sporadic percussion, vocal harmonies all built upon a thick as a brick rhythm section."
Indie Music Digest - Cyrus Rhodes


"Did I mention these guys can make their brass talk like nobody's business."
Indie Music Digest - Cyrus Rhodes


"All songs are extremely well crafted and consistent across the board - world class songwriting. This CD from The Jambalaya Brass Band entitled On the Funky Side is just that - and delivers 10 rock solid tracks all providing musical enjoyment filled with strong musical variety and diversity."
Indie Music Digest - Cyrus Rhodes


"From start to finish On the Funky Side by The Jambalaya Brass Band is real barn burner. It's an amazing collection of music that shows why these cats are so popular. The songwriting - the gold standard, all consistent musical experiences, each one possessing a unique personality, flair, and signature groove."
Indie Music Digest - Cyrus Rhodes


"The writing and playing abilities of all involved are rock solid. The melodies and solos are well crafted, and the musical content is packed to the hilt with good old fashioned no holds barred R∓B-Jazz-Americana swagger."
Indie Music Digest - Cyrus Rhodes


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