Saturday 16th March, Tickets £13, Doors 7pm, Music 9pm (2 sets, approx finish 11.30pm)
*PLEASE NOTE: The Saturday night ticket price includes entry to Hideaway's late music session, which follows the live show!*
Jon Stokes - trombone/vocals
Sam Bullard - saxophone
Since forming in 2008, Bad Ass Brass has been thrilling audiences with its bold, high adrenaline performances. The band takes its influence from the sounds of traditional New Orleans brass bands but adds its own unique twist. Bad Ass Brass is comprised of some of the UK’s finest brass players and jazz musicians who are busy working on the London music scene in jazz bands, West End shows, big bands and orchestras. Each member brings a different style to the band but when they get together it’s electric.
They have performed to packed houses at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival and the St. Lucia Jazz Festival and in world-renowned venues such as the Royal Albert Hall and Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club. Their self-titled debut album has quickly become a JazzFM favourite with regular airplay on the station leading to a live nationwide broadcast and several appearances at JazzFM live events. Their performance at the St. Lucia Jazz Festival in 2011 resulted in their music being played on BBC Radio London as well as radio and television appearances abroad. And the band is also delighted to have been nominated for a 2012 London Jazz Award.
"Their music was classy, fun... upbeat, the jazz flow real and appealing and the audience made sure to show their appreciation" St. Lucia Star
"It is difficult to convey in words the level of vivacity that this group of zesty musicians exudes" Steve Haynes, the Brass Herald
"It's a lively band and the arrangements are punchy, cheerful " Sebastian Scotney, LondonJazz
"When Bad Ass Brass took to the stage they kept the audience on their feet into the early hours. It was the perfect start to 2009!" James Pearson, Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club
“Bad Ass Brass were simply amazing! From the moment they came on stage their incredible energy was contagious and their performance was fantastic from start to finish” Michele Finley, the Royal Albert Hall