The New Orleans nightcrawlers were founded by Matt Perrine, Kevin Clark, and pianist Tom McDermott as a writers workshop for brass band music. After several monthly sessions, the band relocated to Craig Klein's home in Arabi, LA for weekly sessions. Several musicians have come and gone but the current lineup has been consistent for decades.
Matt Perrine, Craig Klein, Kevin Clark, Barney Floyd, Jason Mingledorff, Brent Rose, Miles Lyons, Cayetano Hingle and Kerry Hunter make up the current lineup.
NOLA Nightcrawlers’ Grammy-nominated “Atmosphere” is #1 on Sweeny’s Gumbo YaYa 2020 music roundup
ONE WEEK LEFT FOR FINAL ROUND GRAMMY VOTING
HOLLYWOOD (Perfect Music Today) 12/29/20/–This week’s show is a look (and listen) back at the great music made during hard times this year. You’ll hear at least two and usually three tracks from each of my top 10 favorite releases this year. (But hey, they’re all great so check out my annual summary.) You’ll also hear a few band voices such as Matt Perrine (Nightcrawlers), Craig Klein (Vipers and Nightcrawlers), and Abigail Cosio (Bon Bon Vivant).
"Crisp musicianship, sophisticated arrangements and spirited execution" Keith Spera NOLA.com
"We need the Nightcrawlers to ensure that the quality of brass band music remains high and to lead the next generation of players by example" The Louisiana Weekly
"The Nightcrawlers have again raised the bar for brass band music in the city" Home of the groove.com
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1521 Melpomene Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130, United States