Danny Lipsitz and The Brass Tacks tackle the fascinating history of the saxophone's influence on rock 'n' roll music. From its beginnings in jazz and swing music, rock 'n' roll heavily featured the saxophone until the electric guitar took over as the premiere rock instrument thanks to artists like Chuck Berry and The Beatles. Through music and stories, The Brass Tacks - with their characteristic high energy and in-your-face performance style - will cover the most influential rock saxophone solos of this era including music by Count Basie, Lionel Hampton, Louis Jordan, Ray Charles, and Fats Domino.
The Brass Tacks band plays a mishmash of traditional jazz, swing, and New Orleans music. They recently released their debut album entitled "Dead (or Live at Joe's Pub)" from their second sold out performance at the esteemed venue.