Revolutionary Snake Ensemble's annual "Mardi Gras Party" w/special guests Amadee Castenell & Henri Smith

Revolutionary Snake Ensemble upholds their 25+ annual Boston-area Mardi Gras tradition, with a party that's once again joined by special guests Amadee Castenell and Henri Smith; held at Scullers Jazz Club.
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Revolutionary Snake Ensemble (credit J. Hangarter)
Revolutionary Snake Ensemble (credit J. Hangarter)
BOSTON - Jan. 20, 2024 - PRLog -- Labeled "explosive" and "enthralling" by the Boston Globe, the two-time New England Music Award nominee Revolutionary Snake Ensemble again brings to the Boston-area their annual Mardi Gras Party. Returning to Scullers Jazz Club, RSE's rousing performances have become a local Mardi Gras custom, with shows that have repeatedly sold out, and upbeat performances that are guaranteed to "beat the band." RSE has upheld this NOLA-style tradition for 25 plus years, and with any luck, looking forward to another 25 and then some.

RSE will again be joined by New Orleans veteran saxophonist Amadee Castenell, whose numerous credits include Dr. John, The Neville Bros, Allen Toussaint, Elvis Costello, and many others. Also joining the band will be electrifying vocalist and New Orleans legend Henri Smith.

RSE, led by co-founder Ken Field (alto sax), will also include Tom Hall ( (tenor sax), Dave Harris ( (trombone & tuba), Blake Newman ( (bass), and Phil Neighbors ( (drums). "… this Boston-area band puts premium on Mardi Gras-style rhythm … but also pursues a sinuous, writhing counterpoint, in ways that justify the band's name." (NY Times)

Basic listings information:
Revolutionary Snake Ensemble's Mardi Gras Party with special guests Amadee Castenell & Henri Smith. Saturday, February 17, shows (all ages) at 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm. Tickets start at $35. [For an additional fee, a pre-show "Mix, Mingle and Groove" reception will be held before the 7pm show.] Scullers Jazz Club, 400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA 02134. For further information: (,, (866) 777-8932.

Further background information:
Revolutionary Snake Ensemble (RSE)
The Revolutionary Snake Ensemble is a costumed funk/street beat improvisational brass band performing a unique blend of original and traditional music. Leader Ken Field is also a longtime member of the modern music ensemble Birdsongs of the Mesozoic. RSE has been labeled: "explosive" by the Boston Globe; explorers of "the wild outerlands of jazz" by the Boston Herald; "immensely enjoyable, whipping up high spirits without the need of any visual theatrics" by ArtsFuse; "hard-partying avant-funk, with boisterous soloing" by NYC Jazz Records; "cooks; edgy, raucous, fun, and first rate" by KBCS Seattle Public Radio., (,

Amadee Castenell
Amadee Castenell is a premier tenor saxophonist and flautist who has been nurtured by 30 years of playing in the rich multi-layered music scene of New Orleans.  A long-time member of the Allen Toussaint Orchestra, he was musical director from 1974-1983 of RCA recording artists Chocolate Milk, with whom he recorded 8 albums.  He has also performed and recorded with Dr. John, Robbie Robertson, Lee Dorsey, The Neville Bros, Elvis Costello, Paul Simon, Irma Thomas, Paul McCartney, Wynton Marsalis, Bonnie Raitt, Boz Scaggs, Don Henley, Gladys Knight, Billy Joel, and (

Henri Smith
Vocalist Henri Smith has been thrilling New Orleans audiences for years with his sophisticated swing and dramatic delivery of jazz, blues, and Cajun flavored music. He relocated to Massachusetts in 2005 after losing his home to Katrina. New Orleans born and bred, Smith has long been a radio personality on the legendary WWOZ, where his radio show featured the contemporary jazz that he loves and now sings professionally. With many connections in the music world, he frequently served as emcee and vocalist at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival for artists such as Kermit Ruffins and Ellis Marsalis., (

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