“Everything that’s most wild in popular culture today,” he says before the show, “if you watch a 1930’s Jimmie Lunceford video, things haven’t gotten more wild… There’s, like, a fire pit. And the drummer’s shooting sticks in the air.” On stage, The Congregation dances with their instruments. They yell. They take their show around the venue. All this while playing Duke Ellington, Eubie Blake and Irving Berlin perfectly.