Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park
3401 Water Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20007
Gypsy Sally’s is pleased to present an evening with NOLA jazz/funk sextet, Naughty Professor who are currently on tour supporting their April 2015 release, Out On A Limb, on Saturday, July 11! DC’s own funk/ soul outfit, Aztec Sun will open!
Naughty Professor is a forward thinking music endeavor pioneered by six young musicians from around the country, now anchored in New Orleans, Louisiana. Formed in 2011, the band’s mission was to embody the jazz-influenced party culture of the Big Easy in a constantly evolving, high energy funk/soul outfit. Naughty Professors’ live performances, which weave together complex compositions and loose individual improvisation, quickly commanded the attention of many notable musicians in town, including George Porter Jr., Galactic, and The Revivalists. With fresh recorded material in the works and a rigorous tour schedule planned for 2014 and beyond, Naughty Professor is poised to soon become the next household name associated with the echelon of New Orleans music.
With a fiery-hot, funky beat that echoes with the nostalgia of neo-soul and just enough grit to keep you hip thrustin’ and toe tappin’, Washington D.C.’s Aztec Sun’s voltaic performances are the result of the band’s infectious melodies and the rare dynamism of the musicians creating them.
From its inception in 2013, Aztec Sun has grown into an 8-piece ensemble with a sound that evokes a classic ’70s feel played in a new school approach. The band’s culturally diverse background and timelessness of the band’s musical influences create their sound. It can be said that whether it’s the old-school R&B seduction, uptown funky grooves, or a pop-alicious hit, there’s something for everyone!
Date: Saturday, July 11, 2015
Venue: Gypsy Sally’s
Address: 3401 K Street NW
Showtime: 9:00pm, Doors 7:00pm
Ticket price: ADV $10/ DOS $14