Too Late – 2024

Tuba Skinny

The hot New Orleans street band plays for a young dancer

One of the finest bands based these days in New Orleans, Tuba Skinny outshines nearly every other band that one can find playing on the streets.

Led by cornetist Shaye Cohn, the band also usually includes trombonist Barnabus Jones, clarinetist Craig Flory, Greg Sherman, Max Bien-Kahn and/or Jason Lawrence on banjos and guitars, guitarist-banjoist Greg Sherman, Todd Burdick on sousaphone, and Robin Rapuzzi on washboard.

For this street performance, they play their version of one of King Oliver’s best songs, “Too Late,” often hinting at his classic recording.

But stealing the show is a young dancer who obviously loves the music.

-Scott Yanow