Simply put, Rebirth Brass Band is an institution. Formed in 1983, the band has long since graduated from the streets of New Orleans to theaters and festivals all over the world. Rebirth is committed to upholding the tradition of brass bands while at the same time incorporating modern music into their show. Their signature brand of heavy funk has placed them among the world's top brass bands, and they are the hands-down favorite among the younger generation. In reference to the sometimes-stringent competition amongst brass bands, Offbeat Magazine remarked, "it's clear that Rebirth, which boasts 10 albums and has traveled the world, is the band to beat" (July 2001). With its latest release - Rebirth For Life - the band has delivered its best studio album in years. As 2006 progresses, Rebirth Brass Band is continuing with their relentless touring schedule to all parts of the world. The New York Times has noted Rebirth's sound, saying: "Rebirth can be precise whenever it wants to, but it's more like a party than a machine, as minigroups form and dissolve at any moment." The invigorating music that sounds so spontaneous is the combination of natural born talent, dedication, spirit, and a complete immersion in the New Orleans street tradition.