5:30pm / April, 11th 2015View Map
GE Capital/New Orleans Tech Big River Stage
In the year 2010, a brand new sound was born. The Brass-A-Holics Band and the Go-go Brass Funk genre joined the ranks of the time honored traditions, culture and music that have come out of the great city of New Orleans, Louisiana.
The ensemble contains the core New Orleans brass elements – trumpet, trombone, saxophone and sousaphone, but also adds a full drum set, percussion, keyboard, and an electric guitar for a unique sound that is transcending the traditional world of brass band music. A Brass-A-Holics live show is a singular experience. Where else can you hear the influences of Miles Davis, Nirvana, John Coltrane, Wham, Cyndi Lauper, Kanye West, and Louis Armstrong all in one set?
The band was conceived by renowned trombonist Winston Turner, whose roots stem from the St. Augustine High School Marching 100, the Southern University Human Jukebox, The Pinstripes Brass Band, and The Soul Rebels Brass Band. He created the “Go-go Brass Funk” genre by merging the unrivaled New Orleans brass sound with Washington, DC’s funky Go-go groove and topping off this instrumental gumbo with a personal touch of keys and strings. This uniquely diverse band consists of 8 members: Winston Turner, Tannon Williams, Matt Clark, Jason “Slick” Slack, Keiko Komaki, Robin Clabby, Rickey Caesar, and Dwayne Muhammad. Although there are differences in culture, style, and swagger within this band, the members of the Brass-A-Holics collectively bring to you a unique sound that is unparalleled to anything you have ever heard!
Be warned that this sound is a powerful substance, both addictive and intoxicating. It is guaranteed that you will find yourself partying under the influence and addicted to the Brass-A-Holic sound!
“I AM A BRASS-A-HOLIC”