“They bring together elements of soul, funk and free-form jazz through tight compositions and improvised components garnering attention from heavy-hitters; George Porter Jr., Galactic, and The Revivalists,” states LIVE FOR LIVE MUSIC.
NAUGHTY PROFESSOR is an iconoclastic New Orleans-based Jazz-Funk sextet whose adventurous recordings & horn-charged, high-energy live performances have earned them an enthusiastic fan base, critical acclaim, and widespread attention from their musical peers. Naughty Professor has established themselves as a beloved live act! Weaving together complex, inventive compositions and loose, organic improvisation, the band honors their hometown's Jazz, Funk, Soul, R&B and Brass-Band traditions while looking to the future. Naughty Professor features: Bassist NOAH YOUNG; Tenor Sax IAN BOWMAN; Trumpeter JOHN CULBRETH, Guitarist BILL DANIEL, Drummer SAM SHAHIN; and Alto/Baritone Sax NICK ELLMAN. "The New Orleans sextet known as Naughty Professor have been blowing away live audiences and winning scores of new fans with their eclectic brand of funk-infused jazz," raves GLIDE MAGAZINE. "New Orleans' premier progressive, funky jazz band," says OFFBEAT MAGAZINE.