TBC Brass Band brings joy, heartache of the streets to the stage _lowres

Advocate staff photo by ANDREA MABRY -- Drummer Shannon Powell will help kick off the Jazz in the Park series Sept. 4.

Jazz in the Park returns for nine weeks this fall, kicking off Sept. 4 with the To Be Continued Brass Band and the Shannon Powell band, organizers with People United for Armstrong Park announced Tuesday.

The free series is held in Louis Armstrong Park at 4 p.m. on Thursdays. It runs through Oct. 30.

Also on the program in future weeks are Rebirth Brass Band, Kermit Ruffins, Los Hombres Calientes, Stephanie Jordan, Corey Henry and the Treme Funktett, Jon Cleary, and Nigel Hall.

This year, high school marching bands will parade during intermissions, starting at the Congo Kids Stage. Schools taking part include Warren Easton, Landry Walker, Roots of Music and Sophie B. Wright.

Each week the Sudan Social Aid and Pleasure Club and One Sound Brass Band will second line, starting at 4 p.m.

In addition, the series will showcase dance troupes, food and arts and crafts.

The series lineup is:

Sept. 4: To Be Continued Brass Band, Shannon Powell

Sept. 11: Nigel Hall, Trumpet Black and the Heart-attacks

Sept. 18: Shamar Allen and the Underdogs, Colin Lake

Sept. 25: Russell Batiste and Friends & The Wild Tchoupitoulas Mardi Gras Indians,

Mike Soulman Baptiste

Oct. 2: Cyril Neville’s Swampfunk, Joe Krown Trio featuring Russell Batiste and Walter “Wolfman” Washington

Oct. 9: Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentlemen, Daria and the Hip Drops

Oct. 16: Corey Henry and the Treme Funktett, Erica Falls

Oct. 23: Los Hombre Calientes, Stephanie Jordan

Oct. 30: Rebirth Brass Band