Pelican 212 Wows on “Little Big Shots” with Spirited Performance

The musical prodigies of Pelican 212, a New Orleans-style Dixieland band featuring seven exceptionally talented young musicians, captured hearts during their appearance on Steve Harvey’s show, “Little Big Shots.” Among them, 11-year-old twins Max and Kolbe stood out with their masterful brass trumpet performances—a rare choice for youngsters.

Pelican 212’s rendition of the iconic “When the Saints Go Marching In” brought the audience to their feet in awe. This gospel hymn turned American folk song is deeply ingrained in the cultural fabric of New Orleans, symbolizing hope and celebrated with joyous fanfare at local bars, clubs, and even during the city’s somber funeral processions.

Despite their youth, the members of Pelican 212 perform with a soulfulness that belies their age, bringing a vibrancy to the stage that feels both fresh and deeply rooted in tradition. Their performance on the show not only showcased their musical skills but also their ability to engage and electrify a crowd.

Catch the stunning performance of Pelican 212 on “Little Big Shots” in the video below, and see for yourself why this young band is quickly earning acclaim far beyond their hometown of New Orleans