Rebirth Brass Band with Sol Roots and Gordon Sterling & the People perform at The Hamilton Live in Washington D.C.

Article Contributed by 9th Floor Music | Published on Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Closing out 2023 with a bang, New Orleans musical heavyweights Rebirth Brass Band appear for a two-night run at The Hamilton Live in Washington D.C., also featuring the fierce funk/soul guitarist Sol Roots on December 30th, and the talented group Gordon Sterling & The People on December 31st.


Grammy-winning Rebirth Brass Band is a globally renowned paragon of the New Orleans brass band tradition. They are celebrated for melding their tradition with second-line, funk, jazz, soul, and hip-hop.

For almost 4 decades, the Grammy-winning Rebirth Brass Band has been “stunning” fans with a fiery live show and a rich musical catalog. Their trademark sound pays homage to the New Orleans brass band tradition while weaving a tapestry that combines elements of jazz, funk, soul, R&B, and the sounds from the streets they grew up on. From their legendary 25+ year run of Tuesday nights at the Maple Leaf to stages all over the world, Rebirth is the soundtrack of the Crescent City and her premier musical ambassador.

Founded by brothers Phil and Keith Frazier over 35 years ago, Rebirth began their career playing on the sidewalks of the French Quarter, and quickly landed gigs at second-line parades. Those auspicious beginnings have led to thousands of shows for music aficionados everywhere, including heads of state and royalty.

The band's unique “soundtrack of New Orleans” has also garnered admiration from artists of all genres. They’ve shared the stage and collaborated with a diverse range of artists including the Grateful Dead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Maceo Parker, Green Day, U2, James Brown, 311, G-Love, MuteMath, Juvenile, Train, Big Freedia, Ani Difranco, Galactic, Allen Toussaint, Neville Brothers, Quincy Jones, and Trombone Shorty.


The Sol Roots band performs a mix of New Orleans influenced funk, greasy soul, energetic rock, raw blues, and hypnotic grooves. Known for his ferocious guitar skills and soulful vocals, Sol has toured around the world with many musical legends.

Sol has spent most of his adult life touring, recording, producing, and learning directly from roots and blues pioneers such as Beverly "Guitar" Watkins, Albert White, Robert Lee Coleman, Cool John Ferguson, Lee Gates, and more.

The Sol Roots band have shared the stage with acts such as Jon Cleary, Soulive, Dumpstaphunk, Popa Chubby, Sonny Landreth, Eric Lindell, Roosevelt Collier, Cory Henry, Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Shemekia Copeland, Jackie Greene and many more.


Gordon Sterling and the People, an energetic R&B and Soul music group from Washington, D.C., capture audiences with their passionate and soulful style. This brilliant group, led by the affable Gordon Sterling, infuses their music with enthusiasm.

The band expertly combines R&B rhythms with heartfelt soul and sincere lyrics. Gordon Sterling's silky voice floats over their musical arrangements with ease and touches the soul.

Gordon Sterling and The People bring energetic and upbeat performances locked in with contagious rhythms. The band's flawless fusion of R&B and Soul produces a sound that is both timeless and modern.

Every note the band performs demonstrates how powerful soulful expression can be, and their music is a monument to a deep commitment to their craft.


The Hamilton is one of Washington D.C.’s newest favorite gathering places for music, art, entertainment, and inventive dining. A uniquely eclectic experience located just steps from the White House.

The Hamilton Live features a roster of emerging artists and award-winning musicians and groups from all over the world, including plenty of locally-grown talent.

Washington D.C.’s premier listening room for music and entertainment, The Hamilton Live, is dedicated to celebrating the talent and passion of America's best artists. D.C. is a city where polish and sophistication have been charmed by a bohemian spirit, creating a new thriving artistic underground. The Hamilton Live provides local, national, and international musicians the unique opportunity to entertain guests in the comfort of a superbly engineered listening space.