Sinking City Records & scatterjazz present: Byron Asher's "Skrontch Music"

  • Wed, Jun 16, 2021 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • The Broadside

    600 North Broad Street, New Orleans, LA

Ticket Price $15.00 This event is now over

"Byron Asher is joined by his 10-piece Skrontch Music ensemble to premiere a new suite of music exploring the Blues. Through new compositions, creative improvisation, and future-forward sound design, the new piece explores the historical impact of this Mississippi Delta musical form on the formation of jazz in New Orleans while teasing out the traditions of resistance embedded in the sounds of this deeply influential American music, from the Jim Crow era to the 1960s to today.

Byron Asher's Skrontch Music is a 10-piece large ensemble dedicated to new music that explores the histories of the formation of jazz in New Orleans through contemporary composition and collective improvisation. Featuring a diverse cross-section of New Orleans' creative music scene, the debut Skrontch Music recording was released to critical acclaim on New Orleans' Sinking City Records in October 2019."

musician line-up:

Byron Asher, reeds, compositions

Brad Walker, reeds

Reagan Mitchell, reeds

Ricardo Pascal, reeds

Shaye Cohn, cornet

Emily Frederickson, trombone

Steve Glenn, sousaphone

Oscar Rossignoli, piano

James Singleton, bass

Paul Thibodeaux, drums

Peter Bowling, live electronics

Below is a link to a review of the 2017 self-titled release of "Byron Asher's Skrontch Music," the stated goal of which was "to absorb and understand the lessons of the past as a way to extend the music, and make a fresh statement in today’s unusual sociopolitical climate. ":

Date & Time

Wed, Jun 16, 2021 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Venue Details

The Broadside

600 North Broad Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70119, United States

The Broadside
The Broad Theater


1) The showtime listed on the event is the time the show starts. Doors will open one hour before. 
2) We have plenty of chairs and picnic tables but seating is first come first serve. If you want to guarantee a seat for a big event please plan to arrive early. We have ample and comfortable standing areas with plenty of room for social distancing.
3) You must follow our COVID guidelines or you will be asked to leave and no refund will be given.
4) You must wear a mask when moving around the venue. It is still the New Orleans mandate. If you are “drinking” – sip your drink, then put your mask back on. 
5) If we cancel a show due to rain, we will always refund your ticket. In the event a show is moved to another date due to weather, we will automatically move your ticket to the new date. If the new date doesn't work for you, we will happily refund you.
In a nutshell, if there's a show you want to see, buy the ticket and worry about the elements later(always dress accordingly though!).
6) Children 12 years of age and up need to have a ticket.
7) We have a full bar. No outside food or drinks are allowed.