Baby Soda was formed in 2007 in Brooklyn, New York by musicians who met playing traditional jazz in Washington Square Park and the NYC subway system. The group has grown and changed over the years, to include a large family of talented New York musicians, many coming here to realize their musical aspirations. The band’s repertoire, influenced by the street bands in New Orleans today, features the music of Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Hoagy Carmichael, Harry Warren, and the composers who created the great American songs of Tin Pan Alley. Baby Soda revisits and plays this music in the New Orleans style of small ensemble improvisation, blending arranged and improvised sections.
The instrumentation is a distinctive part of Baby Soda’s sound. A low-boy hi-hat, wood block and one string box bass, often serve as the percussion section as the band produces toe-tapping, ear-pleasing tunes.
Location: 1976 Broadway (in front of Banana Republic)
Time: 6:15pm & 7:30pm