Known as a founding member of Zydeco Force, Jeffery Broussard helped originate the “Nouveau Zydeco sound.” He started his own band, playing single and triple row accordion and fiddle in 2004; in 2007, Jeffery was honored with the title of Accordionist of the Year by the Zydeco Music and Creole Heritage Awards. Jeffery has been inspired by legendary fiddlers Canray Fontenot and Calvin Carriere, and by his own father, accordionist Delton Broussard. When not playing with his own band, Jeffery has graciously played with other artists too numerous to name.
Jeffery Broussard was a leading member in Zydeco Force, an influential band at the forefront of the nouveau zydeco movement. His accordion and vocals defined this new style of Creole music, incorporating the soulful sounds of R&B into contemporary zydeco music and dance.
The son of esteemed accordionist Delton Broussard, young Jeffery began his musical journey on the drums in his father’s legendary band, the Lawtell Playboys, who were themselves innovators, adding some R&B and a funkiness to this traditional roots music. During this time, Jeffery was exposed to some of the great Creole fiddle players, including the king of the zydeco fiddle, Calvin Carrière.
He has retained those precious melodies and songs he heard at home, at social gatherings and on the bandstand. And with the creation of the Creole Cowboys, and as one of Louisiana’s newest Creole fiddle players, he captures the essence of this rich musical heritage.
When: Saturday, September 8, 2012 – 8:00pm
Where: Knights of Columbus Post 660 – 2620 Buford Highway NE – Atlanta, GA
Tickets: $5 Students / $14 ACZA Members / $17 General
Dance 8–11 pm; Free beginners dance lesson 7:15–8 pm; free intermediate dance lesson 6:30–7 pm.
Authentic Cajun Food & Cash Bar available.