The Jazz Session #109: Dirty Dozen Brass Band (Roger Lewis)


Saxophonist Roger Lewis is one of the founding members of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Since the 1970s, Lewis and the band have played with everyone from Dizzy Gillespie to Elvis Costello. In this interview, Lewis talks about the formation of the band; how the Dirty Dozen decided early on to use all their musical influences to create their own sound; and why life on the road isn’t for everyone. Learn more at

The Dirty Dozen’s album What’s Going On? is a tour de force. If you’d like to buy it, you can support The Jazz Session by purchasing it via the link below:

Author: Jason Crane

4 thoughts on “The Jazz Session #109: Dirty Dozen Brass Band (Roger Lewis)

  1. Thanks for spotting that, Michael! I forgot to check the button that puts it on the RSS feed and sends it to iTunes!


  2. Welll … I didn’t let my feets fail me, just listened to it through the download!

    I have loved the DDBB since I first heard them, and remember when I first saw them live at Newport in ’84 – in what started as a rather quiet and staid audience, all of a sudden folks of all ages were up and dancing. And if you weren’t, either shame on you, or get over yourself! Such wonderful and fun music!

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