Music on the Hill event featuring New Orleans jazz musician at Pebble Hill Nov. 15

Published: October 30, 2017
Updated: November 03, 2017
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Jazz musician Glen David Andrews of New Orleans will perform a free public concert hosted by the East Alabama Food Bank and the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 6 p.m. at Pebble Hill, 101 S. Debardeleben St.

The Music on the Hill event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and registration is required at www.aub.ie/musiconthehill. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair, as well as non-perishable food items to contribute to the Food Bank’s Beat Bama Food Drive.

A show-stopping frontman with a booming vocal command, expert trombone chops and witty stage banter, Glen David Andrews, known as the “Treme Prince,” is a vital fixture in New Orlean’s second-line jazz scene. Glen David was recruited into a brass band led by his younger cousin, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, and played in both the New Birth, Lil Rascals, and Tremé brass bands, among others, lending equal measures of musicianship and showmanship to each. Now he fronts his own high-powered ensemble that touches on every style of music in the course of a show. He was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2010. He appeared in three seasons of HBO’s Treme; in numerous documentaries, including Faubourg Tremé: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans, by Lolis Eric Elie, Swiss filmmaker Peter Entell's chronicle of the controversial, post-Katrina proposed closing of St. Augustine Church; Shake the Devil Off, and Spike Lee’s two epics about Katrina, When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts, and If Da Creek Don’t Rise.

Since 1994, the Beat Bama Food Drive benefiting the Food Bank of East Alabama has united students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members in the fight against hunger and poverty in East Alabama. For more information, call 334-844-4946.
For more information, call 334-844-4946.