Hot 8 Brass Band
The internationally renowned Hot 8 Brass Band from New Orleans is one of the most enduring and innovative groups in the Crescent City lineage that dates back to Congo Square in the 1880s. Despite traveling the globe often, at home they are among the most popular — and visible — funk-style brass bands to participate in community parades and funerals. Their funk style blends elemental influences from the Dirty Dozen and Rebirth brass bands, contemporary R&B, rap, and bounce. Their unique sound is due to creative original songs and ideas composed or introduced by its members.
This tour is in honor of Bennie Pete, the sousaphone player and bandleader who founded the Hot 8 Brass Band in 1995. Pete died in 2021 from sarcoidosis and complications of COVID-19.
Tickets go on sale Friday, February 24th at 10am.