(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Singer and trombonist Glen David Andrews brings his jazzy, horn-laced New Orleans funk and soul band back to Club Helsinki Hudson on Saturday, November 8, at 9pm. Andrews combines a voice and stage presence worthy of Louis Armstrong, updated for the hip-hop era. A typical Glen David Andrews set offers a mix of traditional jazz, rock, gospel, funk and even a little zydeco.
A member of the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame, Andrews has appeared in three seasons of HBO’s “Treme,” playing himself and performing one of his original tunes, “Knock Wit Me.” As a young boy, whenever a second-line parade passed by, Andrews tagged along with his older brother, Derrick Tabb, who is now the snare drummer with the Rebirth Brass Band. Andrews was recruited into a brass band led by his younger cousin, Troy Andrews, and played in the New Birth, Lil Rascals, and Tremé brass bands, among others, lending equal measures of musicianship and showmanship to each. Now he fronts his own high-powered ensemble that knows how to get a crowd up on their feet and keep them dancing throughout the night.
With a menu already steeped in Louisiana flavors courtesy of Chef Hugh Horner, who grew up on the bayou, Helsinki Hudson will take on the aspect of the legendary Preservation Hall – where Andrews performs on a regular basis – on November 8.
For reservations in The Restaurant or in the club call 518.828.4800.