SMITH & 9th WARD is a combo in the New Orleans, funky and soulful tradition. Channeling the likes of Dr. John, James Booker, Allen Toussaint and Professor Longhair, we bring you New Orleans grooves with a Brooklyn attitude. We play funky NOLA tunes, traditional jazz standards and low-down blues.
We play as everything from a solo pianist to a duo (piano/horn), to trios and quartets all the way up to a full brass band. For smaller venues, Allison plays solo piano, or as a duo with a horn player. For medium-sized venues and parties, we play as a quartet, and for big parties or stages, we break out the full brass band! CONTACT US to let us know what you need, and we will make the party happen!
Featuring Allison Leyton-Brown (pianist/vocals), Joe Scatassa (sousaphone/tuba), Jason Isaac (drums), Scott Bourgeois (tenor sax) and Jason Prover (trumpet).