Relentless drums, rumbling tuba, and wailing horns…nothing kicks the party into high gear like a smokin’ brass band! Now you don’t have to trek to New Orleans to catch second-line fever – the Bay Area’s own BRASS MONKEY BRASS BAND (BMBB) brings the infectious energy and funky good times to the West Coast and beyond.
BMBB is a powerhouse 7-piece in the style of New Orleans’ own Dirty Dozen and Rebirth Brass Band, with the traditional lineup of tuba, saxes, trumpets, trombones, bass drum and snare. BMBB’s wide repertoire ranges from New Orleans classics like “When The Saints Go Marching In” to danceable favorites by a variety of artists from Led Zeppelin to Roger & Zapp, plus their own irrepressibly funky originals
The band has played countless festivals such as the Monterey Jazz Festival, “New Orleans Day” at the Concord Pavilion with John Fogerty and Dr. John, Blues by the Bay (Eureka, CA), and the Rhythm & Roots Festival (Santa Rosa, CA). While the band’s musical chops earned them the coveted slot performing an impromptu set with Bobby McFerrin at the SFJAZZ Festival in 2002, BMBB’s universal appeal made the band the perfect choice for the San Francisco Giants to have the band play Opening Day at Pac Bell Park. In 2006, the band was asked to be part of a monumental night at the legendary Hollywood Bowl (Hollywood, CA.). The “New Orleans Night” bill included the long-awaited return of the original members of The Meters, The Neville Brothers, and Brass Monkey.
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The target audience is music fans that are into New Orleans' Brass Band music, funk, jazz, big band, jam bands, etc.