Hot 8 Brass Band

Formed 1995.

Biography

The Hot 8 Brass Band is a New Orleans based brass band that blends hip-hop, jazz and funk styles with traditional New Orleans brass sounds. It was formed by Bennie Pete, Jerome Jones, and Harry Cook in 1995, the merging of two earlier bands, the Looney Tunes Brass Band and the High Steppers Brass Band.

Since June 2007 the band has been signed to the UK's Tru Thoughts label, that label's first U.S. act.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of The Life & Times Of…

    The Life & Times Of… 2012

    Reviewed by Lloyd Bradley
    They’ve become an appealing metaphor for their home city’s hope and vitality.
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