The Rebirth Brass Band is a New Orleans brass band. The group was founded in 1983 by tuba player Philip Frazier, his brother Keith Frazier and trumpeter Kermit Ruffins, along with other musicians with them at the Joseph S. Clark Sr. High School in the Treme neighborhood of New Orleans. Rebirth is known for combining traditional New Orleans brass band music, including the New Orleans tradition of second line with funk, jazz, and soul influences. In 1992, Ruffins and Rebirth split amicably after Ruffins decided not to accompany the band on a trip to Africa.
Brassroots was formed late in the Autumn of 2008 among the streets of East London. The band is an 8- piece horn and percussion ensemble comprising of an impressive groove and energy charged group of musicians from a myriad of different countries and backgrounds including England, Israel, France, Greece and America. Eager to establish a proper brassband scene in London, Brassroots quickly set about bringing unbelievable REAL, LIVE instrumental sound back into mainstream music by presenting popular music in a unique format. Brassroots aim to change the way you experience live music. Forever.
The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble is an instrumental group comprised of 8 horn players and a drummer, all but one of whom are sons of jazz musician Kelan Phil Cohran (who played trumpet in Sun Ra Arkestra). Originally from Chicago, IL, they are currently based in New York City. Band Members: * Gabriel Hubert aka "Hudah" - trumpet
* Saiph Graves aka "Cid" - trombone
* Tycho Cohran aka "LT" - sousaphone
* Amal Baji Hubert aka "Baji" or "June Body" - trumpet
* Jafar Baji Graves aka "Yosh" - trumpet
"The swagger of a Balkan wedding band with the riotous energy of a Latin carnival." Based in Scotland, but taking in musical influences from far and wide, Orkestra del Sol inflect their music with a raucous enthusiasm. Blending the best of brass with the swinging sounds of samba, New Orleans street music or the rolling rhythms of Turkey and the Middle East, they charge through it all with full-blooded rock and roll speed. They make mincemeat of musical categories.