No BS! Brass Band
One of the best live bands in the world
With five trombones, four trumpets, a saxophone and a tuba, the No BS! Brass Band blows up a storm, reinvigorating the brass band genre. The gentlemen have mastered the art of taking funk's rhythm, the improvisation of jazz and hip-hop’s groove, and melting these together. Vocals, raps and drums all support the musical narrative laid down by the other instruments. Besides their own work, they are excellent playing covers (such as a-ha’s Take on Me and Michael Jackson’s Thriller). Fun fact: trombonist Reggie Pace often tours with indie band Bon Iver. The Wall Street Journal named them one of the best live bands in the world, they absolutely nailed a ‘tiny desk’ concert at NPR and Jimmy Fallon recommends them highly. We rest our case.
"I like the No BS! Brass Band either way: kicking it with funk or clearing room for a screeching free-jazz solo. The point isn’t to redefine what a brass band can do, but that’s what No BS! achieves."