Naughty Professor


Naughty Professor is a forward thinking music endeavor pioneered by six young musicians from around the country,

now anchored in New Orleans, Louisiana. Formed in 2011, the band's mission was to embody the jazz-influenced party culture of the Big Easy in a constantly evolving, high energy funk/soul outfit. Naughty Professor's live performances, which weave together complex compositions and loose individual improvisation, quickly commanded the attention of many notable musicians in town, including George Porter Jr., Galactic, and The Revivalists. With fresh recorded material in the works and a rigorous tour schedule planned for 2015 and beyond, Naughty Professor is poised to soon become the next household name associated with the echelon of New Orleans music.

Naughty Professor has shared the stage with artists such as Galactic, Snarky Puppy, Victor Wooten, Rebirth Brass Band, Fitz and the Tantrums, The Revivalists, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Papadosio, George Porter Jr., The Soul Rebels, and many more.

Naughty Professor is:

  • John Culbreth, Trumpet
  • Nick Ellman, Alto & Baritone Saxophones
  • Ian Bowman, Tenor Saxophone
  • Sam Shahin, Drums
  • Noah Young, Bass
  • Bill Daniel, Guitar







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