Broken Brass Ensemble injects the traditional New Orleans brass with a fusion of hiphop, funk, soul, dance, jazz (and much more) and turn it into a blazing mixture of energy. They’re taking brass to a new level, creating a 2.0 version of the vibrant New Orleans brass sound in a light you’ve never seen before!
Combining the powers of funk, jazz, hip-hop and soul, Broken Brass Ensemble act as urban brass ambassadors, pioneering on 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. Selling out on CDs and vinyl from their previous album ‘Brasshopper’ in just over a year, and consistently filling 300 capacity venues without promotion and on merit alone, shows that underestimating this octet is out of the question.
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 globetrotting act has sold out UK venues in Manchester, London, Exeter, with airtime from all the big Dutch media and in the UK from a.o. Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show and BBC Radio 6. With more than 400 shows under their belt, and no signs of stopping, Broken Brass Ensemble has become a live force to be reckoned with.