Canadian jazz http://wemu.org en Hummingbird Parade provides musical escape for wintry weather http://wemu.org/post/hummingbird-parade-provides-musical-escape-wintry-weather <p>Our latest WEMU discovery is The Hummingbird Brigade, an 11 piece jazz ensemble from Vancouver, British Columbia led by saxophonist/clarinetist/flutist James Danderfer.&nbsp; Danderfer explains the tone of his music as “New Orleans brass band-inspired”.&nbsp; Building on the rich legacy of New Orleans street bands and the new approaches coming from the Crescent City by The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Soul Rebels and The Hot 8 Brass Band, Danderfer and his band-mates are adding to the street beat repertoire with well-crafted, highly rhythmic original music.&nbsp; Mardi Gras day is coming up Fri, 25 Jan 2013 19:34:02 +0000 Linda Yohn 24714 at http://wemu.org Hummingbird Parade provides musical escape for wintry weather