Classic Funk, Hip Hop, Soul & more from a mobile, versatile Brass Band!
The Duke Ellington Orchestra, Wyclef Jean, Sharon Jones and Wu-Tang are just a few of the international artists who have featured the members of Breakdown Brass. Sizzling horns, deep pockets and hard-hitting sousaphone from NYC's finest...we're not your average Brass Band! We destroy Funk, Motown, Classic Hip-hop, Salsa, Afrobeat, Reggae, New Orleans Jazz and whatever else makes NYC dance floors bump. Our songs have been featured on Netflix, VICE and more - check out our videos!
We have a long and diverse song list, plus we include one special request for every gig!
Price Range: $500 - $5000
What to Expect
Classic Funk, Hip Hop, Soul & more from a mobile, versatile Brass Band! We have a long and diverse song list, plus we include one special request for every gig.
As a brass band, we're extremely flexible in terms of size, instrumentation, sound setup, and music. We're equally at home as a quiet cocktail trio, a marching celebration, and as a bombastic party band. We pride ourselves on our ability to "read the room" and react to any situation, and we work closely with all clients to determine the best option for each event.
The members of Breakdown Brass tour/record with international artists such as Wyclef Jean, Wu Tang, The Duke Ellington Orchestra, Aretha Franklin, Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings, Father John Misty, Rag & Bone Man, Streetlight Manifesto, The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Lee Fields and the Expressions, Antibalas, Slavic Soul Party, The Artie Shaw Orchestra and MANY more.
Additional Booking Notes
As a brass band, we regularly play with ZERO amplification or stage necessary. That said, we also often perform with a full stage setup including electric guitar, so our technical needs vary from venue to venue
Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
Are You That Somebody - Aaliyah
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Boogie On Reggae Woman - Stevie Wonder
Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Lauryn Hill
Chain Of Fools - Aretha Franklin
Children's Story/Watch Out Now/Nautilus - Slick Rick, Beatnuts
Crazy In Love - Beyonce
Do I Do - Stevie Wonder
Do Whatcha Wanna - Rebirth Brass Band
Don't Stop Til' You Get Enough - Michael Jackson
Doo Wop (That Thing) - Lauryn Hill
Give It Up, Turn It Loose - James Brown
Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles
Hold On I'm Coming - Sam & Dave
I Feel Like Funkin' It Up - Rebirth Brass Band
Ignition - R Kelly
It Wasn't Me - Shaggy
Just My Imagination - The Temptations
Kiss - Prince
Lay Low/Regulate - Dr. Dre, Warren G
Lean On Me - Bill Withers
Let's Stay Together - Marvin Gaye
Luck Of Lucien/TROY/Check The Rhime - A Tribe Called Quest
Mary Jane - Rick James
My Feet Can't Fail Me Now - Dirty Dozen Brass Band
No Diggity - Blackstreet
Pass The Dutchie - Musical Youth
Pony - Ginuwine
Regulate - Warren G
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
So Fresh, So Clean - Outkast
Sledgehammer/The Message - Peter Gabriel, Grandmaster Flash
This Is How We Do It - Montell Jordan
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
When The Saints Go Marching In - Traditional
Working Day And Night - Michael Jackson
Xxplosive/Next Episode - Dr. Dre
Influences & Inspiration
Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, James Brown, Louis Armstrong, Sly Stone, Dr. Dre, Rebirth Brass Band, Dirty Dozen Brass Band and many more!
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