"Watch out for James Andrews."
--All About Jazz
"James Andrews is good, too. We call him Lil' 12. He knows all the tunes, and he gets some real good vocal sounds out of his horn."
James Andrews: Bio
James Andrews, lead singer and trumpeter of The New Birth
Brass Band, is one of the most talented and charismatic figures on today's jazz scene.
James (locally known as "Satchmo Of The Ghetto") is a member of a prominent New Orleans
music family which also includes Prince LaLa and Jesse Hill. His forthcoming solo album,
Satchmo of the Ghetto, which also
features Dr. John and Allen Toussaint, is a mix of traditional New Orleans
trumpet workouts, acid jazz-styled, instrumental funk and gruff, soulful Louis Armstrong
Share with us your favorite Jazz Fest memory.
"Hanging out at the Jazz Fest tent and listening to Miles Davis and Clark Terry"
Who are your favorite artists in your personal collection?
What is the title of your favorite song that you wrote?
What is your favorite song written by someone else?
Nat King Cole
Art Blakey with the Jazz Messengers
Treme Brass Band - "Give Me My Money Back"
"What a Wonderful World"
Do you have any advice to musicians and song writers?
by Louis Armstrong
Check out all types of music and take your inspiration from all of it.
Where is the best place to eat in New Orleans?
Where is the best place to catch live music in New Orleans?
When is the best time to visit New Orleans?
All the time - especially around Jazz Fest
When is your birthday?
CMJ New Music Report, Monday, June 15, 1998
"Satchmo of the Ghetto is a pleasing amalgam of good ol' Crescent City jazz, down home funk, even a trace or two of sanctified gospel ("Old Rugged Cross") and Latin ("Going For The Money") that reminds you how close New Orleans is to the Caribbean. For a youngster like Andrews, it's rather suprising that he's gone and made what may well be a milestone album in the history of New Orleans."
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