Oakland Mardi Gras Parade Details
The Oakland Second Line Project x MJ's Brass Boppers presents...
The 2019 Oakland Mardi Gras Parade and Celebration
Starts at Henry J. Kaiser Park (corner of Rashida Muhammed Path & 19th).
(More info on the legendary life and legacy of Rashida Muhammed here:
Second Line Parade feat. Brass Bands, Pedicabs, guest musicians, dancers, and so much more.
MJ’s Brass Boppers
and more to be announced….
Come and celebrate the rich cultural tradition of New Orleans as The Town celebrates its annual Mardi Gras celebration and culminating party and concert at The New Parish.
Oakland Mardi Gras Concert Party Details
The Oakland Second Line Project x MJ's Brass Boppers
Oakland Mardi Gras 2019 Concert
With authentic live painting and New Orleans cuisine in the courtyard.
This night will also be the official Oakland release party for DJ Platurn (Bay Area) and DJ Yamin of Superjock Records (NOLA) new 7" limited edition vinyl. More info on the release here:
New Orleans’ own Professor Shorthair teams up with one of the Bay Area’s finest DJs and turntablists, DJ Platurn. First up, The Enticers “Thief” (made notable by Mos Def’s “Napoleon Dynamite”) gets a heavy dose of drum breaks and tight scratches from the Professor to leave your head nodding and your toes tapping. On the flip, DJ Platurn’s re-work of Warren Lee’s “Underdog Backstreet” is the perfect party starter! Just the right amount of added samples and breaks to this NOLA classic - including an 8-bar intro & outro for all you DJs. Doubles are a must! This sure shot 7” is limited to 500 copies and comes on colored vinyl + heavy duty sleeve & custom collaborative sticker.
Pre-Order the vinyl here:
MJ's Brass Boppers
The San Francisco Bay Area-based MJ’s Brass Boppers are a singing and swinging brass-line ready to bring the energy to any party at a drop of a dime. As the Bay Area’s only New Orleans style brass band founded and operated by musicians born and raised in NOLA, they pride themselves on fusing traditional NOLA standards, funk, jazz, modern pop & more with a second line twist!
Being in existence since 2008, the musicians in MJ’s Brass Boppers are a tight group that share a passion for the music, and are constantly rehearsing to refine and present their art. They have graced the stages of various festivals, historic concert venues, community events, clubs, street corners, etc. They've opened for the likes of George Clinton & Parliament, The O'Jays, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave, Funky Meters, The Monophonics, George Porter Jr., Kermit Ruffins, Katdelic, & more. Within seconds of hearing the Boppers you can tell that this is not a group that just plays a few New Orleans tunes, but rather a band that lives the music, with the second-line beat pulsing through their veins.
With New Orleans style and California sophistication, MJ’s Brass Boppers' repertoire is versatile and vast enough to perform at any event imaginable, giving everyone a huge smile and lifted spirit!
A 23 year veteran of the music industry, Platurn has traveled the world many times over bringing phenomenal music to multiple corners of the globe. With a client list that includes Red Bull, Toyota, Pandora, Adidas, Pixar, Monster Cable, MTV, Rane, and the Golden State Warriors to name just a few, he’s built a reputation as a tastemaker with vision and a sense of community and in turn preserving crucial aspects of DJ and music culture. Founder of the Oakland Faders and The 45 Sessions, the man is just getting started.