When this high energy good time brass band unleashes on upbeat numbers like “Acid Washed Jeans,” the edgy metal-brass anthem “Gypsy” and “Be Thankful for What You Got” from their 2015 album Krewe York: Part I, there is definitely a party in progress. They may even throw in a funkified rendition of Louis Armstrong’s “You Rascal You” to elevate the proceedings a notch.
There’s a reason that musical trailblazers from Galactic to DJ Logic have recently chosen to collaborate with High and Mighty Brass Band! and legends such as Dr. John, Rebirth Brass Band, and Trombone Shorty have chosen them to share the stage. Co-mingling band members from New Orleans, NYC, and a host of other cities across the globe, this dynamic krewe has the unique ability to combine classic New Orleans Funk and R&B with more modern Afro-Beat and Hip Hop influences.
Their live performances are both fiercely entertaining and refreshingly inspiring, connecting the band with each and every audience member. Just catching a single performance will make it abundantly clear why HMBB! is known as “a party in progress!”