New Orleans Comes to Jackson Square

New Creations Brass Band tuba man Wayne Harris

New Creations Brass Band tuba man Wayne Harris

“We are LIVE at Jackson Square!” shouted Thomas Watson as he introduced his New Creations Brass Band late Friday afternoon. The Hyde Square Task Force hosted the hot horns from New Orleans on the steps of the former Blessed Sacrament Church.

Opening the one hour gig was the Hyde Square Task Force Afro-Latin Percussion Musicians fronted by Cornell Coley.

New Creations lead trumpet Watson kicked off his band with a mellow version of “St James Infirmary” with each member doing a solo. After the “The Saints go Marching In” the New Creations opened up the stage for a jam with the Hyde Square percussion musicians.

Hyde Square Task force Community Events Manager Julia Becker Collins gave Jackson Square and all of Jamaica Plain a sneak preview of the day-long HONK! festival in Somerville on Saturday. The New Creations will play there at Davis Square  Saturday at 8 p.m.

The New Creations Brass band play in Jackson Square Friday afternoon.

Richard Heath

The New Creations Brass band play in Jackson Square Friday afternoon.

Hyde Square Afro Latin Percussion musicians  Mishel"y.Rosa. Elia and Allahelia

Hyde Square Afro Latin Percussion musicians Mishel’y, Rosa. Elia and Allahelia

The Second Line. Hyde Square Afro  Latin Percussion band leads the way.

The Second Line. Hyde Square Afro Latin Percussion band leads the way.

The New Creations Brass Band and the Hyde Square Task Force Afro- Latin Percussion Musicians close the show on Friday evening.

The New Creations Brass Band and the Hyde Square Task Force Afro- Latin Percussion Musicians close the show on Friday evening.

  • Pat Roberts

    Blessed Sacrament Church is in the middle of Hyde Square, not Jackson Square. Sounds like a nice event, but you should get the names of your locations right. A mistake like this makes you look like you don’t know the area.

    • JamaicaPlainNews

      You make a fair point, Pat. In editing this story I considered changing it to Hyde Square. However, the author has lived in JP for more than 40 years so I deferred to his sense of geography on this one. The line between Hyde and Jackson is fuzzy, but I think most people would say Blessed Sacrament is still in Hyde Square.

      • Pat Roberts

        We’ve only lived here for 33 years, not 40, but Blessed Sacrament is still in the middle of Hyde Square. The fuzzy line isn’t that far into Hyde Square.

  • I wish I had known about this sooner. As a born-and-breaded New Orleanian I would have loved to check out the New Creations Brass Band. It’s always great to hear that a little of the Crescent City makes its way into New England.