Bear Brass brings the party wherever they perform! Comprised of a group of musicians from Southern California coming from diverse musical backgrounds, Bear Brass Band was formed out of a love for traditional New Orleans jazz. The shared respect for jazz, reggae, and pop culture helps Bear Brass recreate that NOLA sound infused with themes of today’s pop music. Together these musicians form a group equally at home playing everything from original tunes to punchy pop, funk, reggae, Dixieland and 2nd lines. From stage to street corner, private parties to corporate events, Bear Bass is always ready to lay it down.
The quintet arrived punctually and began performance as scheduled. Their demeanor was very professional and friendly. My guests remarked that their music contributed significantly to the feeling of the "Christmas Spirit" that filled the room. I would definitely hire them again without any reservations. They were great and a perfect match for my event.
Thank you Bear Brass Band Quintet.
Hired them to play at our wedding reception and they absolutely killed it. Everyone loved them. Very professional and I’ll definitely hire them again if I throw another large party.
Response from Bear Brass Band:
Thank you so much! It was a beautiful reception. Congratulations!
Great communication, punctuality, and performance. Highly recommended.
These guys turned our neighborhood event into something memorable. They brought their great personalities with them. I just want to hire them for more than just 1/2 hour - would like to listen to them for an entire evening.
Price Range: $800 and up
Gig Length: 30 - 240 minutes
Languages: English, Spanish
What to Expect
We will play 45 minute sets split by 15 - 20 minute breaks, or 1-hour sets split by 20- 30 minute breaks for the duration of your event. Musical requests must be made no less that one month in advance of the event. We set up and tear down all our own equipment. We are able to be mobile and move about while playing, or we can sit/stand in one spot for the duration of the event.
Each member of Bear Brass has extensive experience in the music industry. Several of our members have toured and recorded nation and worldwide, and all members are well-versed in all styles of music. Some of us are music educators as well, and as a group we exhibit at primary education schools to inspire young players to keep playing and hold on to music for life.
Bear Brass began in early 2014 and has had the pleasure of performing for:
The City of Claremont
The City of Downey
The City of Rialto
The City of Ontario
The City of Upland
Bakersfield Firefighters Historical Society
Inland Empire 66ers 4th of July Celebration
House of Blues (Sunset)
The Original LA Farmer's Market Mardi Gras Celebration (2015, 2016, 2017)
Dodger Stadium for the Los Angeles Dodgers La Gran Fiesta (2015, 2016)
Honda Center for the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the Anaheim Ducks (2015, 2016, 2017)
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2016)
ABC7, KTLA5, NBC4
California Beer and Wine Fests
Last Name Brewing, Upland, CA
Additional Booking Notes
None required; can supply our own if requested.
Upcoming Booked Events
|February 03, 2019 • 5:00pm - 5:30pm||House Party|
|October 19, 2019 • 4:00pm - 7:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
Past Booked Events
|December 16, 2018 • 1:00pm - 1:30pm||Christmas Party|
|November 17, 2018 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Personal Occasion|
|September 22, 2018 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|July 09, 2018 • 1:30pm - 1:45pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|April 28, 2018 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Birthday Party|
|August 19, 2017 • 7:00pm - 7:30pm||Wedding Reception|
|October 30, 2016 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm||Holiday Party (Halloween)|
Call me Al/99 Luftballons Medley - Paul Simon/Nena
Thriller - Michael Jackson
I Want You Back - Michael Jackson
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Redlight - The Slackers
Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics
Bro Hymn - Pennywise
Ob-la-Dixie (dixie version of Ob-la-di Ob-la-da) - The Beatles
Come Together (dixie version) - The Beatles
I’ve Just Seen a Face (dixie version) - The Beatles
2nd Line/New Orleans Style:
You Move Ya Lose - Rebirth Brass Band
Do Whatcha Wanna - Rebirth Brass Band
When the Saints Go Marching In
Bourbon Street Parade
Carnaval - Celia Cruz
Moliendo Cafe - Hugo Blanco
Montserrat Serrat - Sebastian Isler
Los Chucos Suaves
Chameleon - Herbie Hancock
Give Up the Funk - Parliament
The Chicken - Pee Wee Ellis
Pick Up The Pieces - Average White Band
If You Want Me To Stay - Sly and the Family Stone
Too Good Too Bad - The Seatbelts
Clear the Mechanism (funk) - Meagan Christy
Lil' Sumpin' (funk/New Orleans style) - Meagan Christy
One Trick Pony (funk) - Meagan Christy
Meat Market (Balkan/European) - Bear Brass Band
The Star-Spangled Banner - F.S. Key/J. S. Smith
Auld Lang Syne
Various holiday tunes in traditional/children's/jazz styles
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