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Olympia Brass Bandlocked

  • William J. Schafer
  •  and Barry Kernfeld


New Orleans group founded in March 1962 by Harold Dejan, who over the previous several years had begun leading a brass band, the Eureka Number Two, to take on jobs when the Eureka Brass Band was overbooked. The Olympia Brass Band performed and recorded frequently in New Orleans with a typical instrumentation of three trumpets, two trombones, two saxophones, tuba, snare drum, and bass drum, although it toured and made recordings in Europe (including ...

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