BY ANGIE MARTIN
Galactic is a jazz and funk band formed 20 years ago in New Orleans. But that’s about as boring a way possible to describe their electrifying sound. The six-piece continues to draw inspiration from the colorful city that still defines them and while their music has little boundaries, it remains endlessly true to its Crescent City roots. Collaborating with musicians from across the globe, they are known to integrate R&B, gospel, blues, rap and, most famously, funk into their epic party tracks. At live shows, they are known to bring in some of the best-known New Orleans jazz musicians take part in the fun. Humble in their outward demeanor but burning with inner passion, they spark a creative energy that lights a fire to any venue they touch.