A Night in Treme

When David Simon, creator of The Wire, began filming his new Treme, few knew it would be such a gift to music enthusiasts. Each episode of the HBO series, which loosely involves residents of New Orleans rebuilding their lives following Hurricane Katrina, contains countless guest appearances by top-notch musicians most Americans have never heard of. It’s not uncommon for trumpeter Terrence Blanchard and vocalist Cassandra Wilson to show up at a party, or for one of the show’s cast to make a phone call to swamp-pop great Dr. John. As it is to New Orleans itself, music is central to Treme; so it’s only natural that a tour be launched in its name. A Night in Treme (The Musical Majesty of New Orleans) features performances by The Rebirth Brass Band, alto saxophonist Donald Harrison Jr., trumpeter James Andrews, and the charismatic trombonist Glen David Andrews. Like the neighborhood of Treme, the music should be nothing short of heroic, exuberant, and tireless. BRIAN J. BARR

Sept. 1-3, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 4, 7:30 p.m., 2011

 
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