Broken Brass Ensemble injects the traditional New Orleans brass with a fusion of hip-hop, funk, soul, dance, jazz and much more, turning it into a blazing mixture of energy.
Broken Brass Ensemble act as urban brass ambassadors, pioneering in their euphoric groove. The band have an innate ability to orchestrate a nostalgic New Orleans hot jazz sound, incorporating weird, wonderful and peculiar melodies in fabulous superhero fashion, with their proven method in creating heroic melodies.
“There was an undeniable feeling of fun, community and coming together when the irresistible rhythms and an abundance of high passion energy got the audience on their feet” – Time Out
With origins based in the Netherlands, Broken Brass Ensemble have been firing up a storm all over Europe with an energizing and eclectic aesthetic, pairing punchy basses with hard-hitting brass.
The enigmatic eight-piece have conquered most of Europe maintaining an omnipresence with slots on Jazz á Vienne, Secret Garden Party, Shambala, Kendall Calling, Green Man, Fusion Festival, and more. In addition, the globe-trotting act has sold out UK venues in Manchester, London, Exeter and Norwic, with airtime from Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show, BBC Radio 6 Music, Reform Radio and Radio Decibel. With more than 350+ shows under their belt, and no signs of stopping, Broken Brass Ensemble has become a live force to be reckoned with.
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