Corey Henry's Treme Funktet

  • 4:00pm / April, 12th 2014
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Corey Henry’s pedigree reads like a New Orleans royal coat of arms. Born and raised in the Treme, he learned his craft with his uncle Benny in venues like Preservation Hall. In the mid 80’s, he formed The Lil Rascals Brass Band which created many of the most popular songs played on the second line scene (‘Rascals Got That Fire’ is co-opted by practically every brass band to ever strike a lick). For many years since the storm, he’s played concurrently with both Rebirth Brass Band and Galactic. His signature locomotive train blasting trombone stylings defies imitation by even his most accomplished peers.

The Funktet’s music set is an embodiment of the band’s name, featuring a combination of old school New Orleans music, brass bands, funk and mainstream jazz numbers.