“This is a special collaboration of forces in Asheville — Isis [Restaurant & Music Hall], New Mountain, Pisgah [Brewing Co.] and FATE come together for a evening of brass funk,” says a press release. The star in that equation is, of course, New Orleans-based outfit Dirty Dozen Brass Band. In celebration of its 35th anniversary, the group is releasing Twenty Dozen, its first studio release in six years. “It’s a resolutely upbeat effort that seamlessly blends R&B, jazz, funk, Afro-Latino grooves, some Caribbean flavor, and even a Rihanna cover,” says a press release. The Dirty Dozen’s seven musicians are no strangers to Asheville — local fans are well-acquainted with the band’s high-energy, dance-inducing jams. The event takes place at Isis on Sunday, Feb. 15. 6 p.m. Pisgah dinner, 8 p.m. show. $55 show and dinner/$15 show only advance/$20 show only at the door. isisasheville.com. Photo courtesy of the band
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