Gasparilla Music Festival Header

Rebirth Brass Band 2012 Grammy Award Winner

Rebirth Brass Band is a New Orleans brass band founded in 1982 by tuba/ sousaphone player Philip Frazier, his brother, bass drummer, Keith Frazier, trumpeter Kermit Ruffins, and other school marching band members from Joseph S. Clark Senior High School in New Orleans’ Treme neighborhood. The band was discovered at the 1982 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and recorded its first studio album in 1984. Known for combining traditional New Orleans brass band music, including the New Orleans tradition of second line with funk, jazz, soul and hip hop, the band is a staple in the New Orleans music scene. In 1992, Ruffins and Rebirth split amicably. In the wake of the sometimes-stringent competition amongst brass bands, Rebirth is the undisputed leader of the pack, and they show no signs of slowing down. In 2011, Basin Street Records released the CD Rebirth of New Orleans, which reached number 1 on the CMJ Jazz charts. The band is currently nominated for a Grammy for Best Regional Roots Music Album, and regularly tours North America and Europe.


Gasparilla Music Festival – TAMPA

To become a Volunteer for GMF 2024, SIGN UP HERE

For more information, please contact,

Thank you for your interest in Gasparilla Music Festival!

If you would like to become a sponsor for the Gasparilla Music Festival, please contact,

2024 Vendor Applications are now available.

The Gasparilla Music Festival strives to represent the community by showcasing the best of what Tampa has to offer in local vendors.

For more information, please contact,

If you are a member of the media and would like press credentials for the 2024 Gasparilla Music Festival, please email

Gasparilla Music Festival
PO Box 172986
Tampa, FL 33672
(813) 708-VIBE - (813) 708-8423