Hot 8 Brass Band
Fri 03 Mar
Emerging from the New Orleans parade culture over 20 years ago, the Hot 8 Brass Band takes a relentless approach to rhythm and brass. Ingenious arrangements and an utterly infectious groove splicing traditional jazz, soul and hip hop with creative original songs this is the real Louisiana deal.
The players in Hot 8 grew up together and maintain strong, family-like bonds. Their funk style is a blend of influences with elements of contemporary R&B, rap and a Deep South variation, ‘bounce’. The band has released two of their own records and featured in two of Spike Lee’s documentaries, bringing them national and international exposure helping to fuel a steady touring schedule.
The story of the Hot 8 Brass Band has been one of tragedy and triumph. Over the years the Hot 8’s ranks have been decimated by the deaths of four original members due to street violence, illness and the life-altering turning point; Hurricane Katrina. After being evacuated, displaced, and scattered across the country, the band regrouped and began touring the United States, opening for popular R&B artist Lauren Hill among others.
“…the sort of music that makes you glad to be alive – awesome” – ESQUIRE
“Swaggering jazz, raucous funk, second line strut and hip-hop attitude 4/5” – MOJO
“No band provides the fabled “fatback” groove like the Hot 8 Brass Band” – SUNDAY TIMES
Mix & Match – customise your subscription!
Instead of buying one or both of the Jazz Up North or World Music series subscriptions, now you can mix and match to create your very own musical journey and the more shows you put in the mix the greater the discount.
Also as a special reward for those who purchase all ten shows we would like to give you a complimentary sunset cruise courtesy of Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises. Of course if you purchase all ten shows for two people then you’ll receive a sunset cruise for two. Offer ends 1 March 2017.
But the gifts don’t stop there! Everyone who purchases 5 or more shows goes into the draw to win a family pass to Green Island! Offer ends 1 March 2017.
Buy your 5 or more show subscription before 11 May. Click here to book or for more information.
- Cost: $36.75 / $31.50 (CONC) All prices include booking fee
- Doors: 6:30pm
- Show starts: 7:30pm
- Venue: Tank 5
- Rating: PG