“With a blistering array of horns, funktacious drums and a powerful sousaphone, the Chicago-based brass set has also perfected a gritty and dynamic sound through the genres of hip-hop, soul, ska and rock.” – The Fox and King
Chicago-based LowDown Brass Band is a constantly evolving collective of horn musicians and a uniquely strong representation of the windy city’s music culture. Describing their sound as “free brass,” this talented ensemble leans heavily on dancehall and street beat rhythm, with the energy of conscious hip-hop, funk, jazz, reggae, and soul. Following an ambitious project titled LowDown Sounds, LowDown Brass Band is now touring their seven-member band with Anthony Evora (AKA MC Billa Camp) to support their 2022 release, LowDown Nights. This new record exemplifies LowDown’s goal to build something new in the genre, combining aspects of contemporary hip-hop with conventional brass.
They last played Hermann’s Upstairs in July 2022 a high energy, dance-orientated performance that wowed audiences! Don’t miss the opportunity to see them live on the main outdoor stage at Bullen Park for TD JazzFest 2023! Shane Jonastrumpet/vocals, Sam Johnsontrumpet, Andrew Zelmtrombone, Matt Davistrombone, Lance Loisellesousaphone, John Barbushdrums