Naughty Professor performs at One Eyed Jacks on April 10.
New Orleans funk outfit Naughty Professor makes its national debut with Out on a Limb, out this May. The band celebrates with a local album release at One Eyed Jacks (615 Toulouse St.) at 10 p.m. Friday, April 10. Below, watch the video for the album track "The Elephant Hunt" recorded live at the Blue Nile.
Out on a Limb, its sophomore effort and its debut for Ropeadope Records, was produced by Grammy Award winner Chris Finney, who has helmed work for Dr. John, Rebirth Brass Band and a dozen other artists. The band's jazz-influenced funk shifts gears from tight, snaking horn riffs to fat blasts of brass with acrobatic guitar and low end for days.
The band also performs at the 2 p.m. Sunday, May 3 on the Lagniappe Stage at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.