Zigaboo Modeliste, the Legendary Drummer, 2018 Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award Recipient, Rolling Stone 100 Greatest Drummer of all times, will return with the Funk Revue Band for a 20 year anniversary live concert at the Howlin Wolf on Sunday May 7, 2019.
Zigaboo Modeliste’s Funk Revue is a musical concept, born in 1998 as a late-night show. Set in the Dream Palace, New Orleans, it was the only show of it’s kind at the time -- branded as “the 4:20 am show” between music-filled days at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Some of the current band members have graced the Funk Revue stage for the past 20 years.
“We actually started the show at 4:20 am and went on until after sunrise,” says Modeliste. “I would say we were the pioneers of the late-night scene,” which, by the way, is now pretty much every night during the annual 10-day run of Jazz Fest.
In 2004 by popular demand, Zigaboo’s Funk Revue moved to the Sunday-night time slot after the close of Jazz Fest. It was not uncommon for the loyal funksters to wear their brand-new Zigaboo T-shirts as they left the show and headed for their flights home from New Orleans.