No BS! Brass Band

Concert at Het Dok

Richmond, United States

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Concert at Het Dok

Richmond, United States

Shore Fire Media

Concert at Het Dok

Richmond, United States

Shore Fire Media

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."

- Jim Fusilli, NPR Music