Revolutionary Snake Ensemble
BAMcafé (30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn)
Funk & street beat improvisational brass band the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble will bring down the house in a special free Mardi Gras show held in the BAMcafé. After 6 years traveling & playing on the Amtrak Crescent train to New Orleans to march with the Krewe of Muses for their annual Mardi Gras parade, the Boston-based Snakes celebrate this year’s Mardi Gras, as well as the Chinese Year of the Snake, with a series of shows closer to home. For their Brooklyn show, the over-the-top band, featuring Jerry Sabatini (trumpet), Ken Field (alto sax), Tom Hall (tenor sax), Dave Harris (trombone & tuba), Phil Neighbors (drums), and Blake Newman (bass), will be joined by drummer Kenny Wollesen.