House band Jon Batiste & Stay Human were joined by New Orleans brass ensemble The Soul Rebels on Tuesday’s episode of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. The collaborative performance kicked off the program’s Mardis Gras celebration.
The nine-piece NOLA-based horn section paraded from the stage through the aisles of the Ed Sullivan Theater and back as they brought a taste of the Big Easy to the Big Apple. The Soul Rebels accompanied the house band on an instrumental rendition of the song titled after the New Orleans area code – “504.”
Watch the collaborative performance below: