Musical mayhem, marching band madness, and blow-out-the-windows musical power is the hallmark of San Francisco’s most raucous and highly sought after New Orleans/Bay Area fusion band, the Brass Mafia.
Based on the tried and true New Orleans brass ensemble, the Brass Mafia includes trombone, trumpet, saxes, drums and most importantly TUBA! But while the band is based on a 100-year-old tradition, the group's sound incorporates music from many different decades and continents, playing a wide variety of originals and unexpected mashups, with frequent rapper and vocalist guests.
The Brass Mafia puts a strong emphasis on heavy backbeats, creative improvisation and a unique mix of songs and arrangements. They have been featured at events for SFJAZZ, SF Annual Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday Parade (7 years) and have collaborated with Lyrics Born, Thomas Dolby, Peter Rowan, and Nicki Bluhm. They've proven themselves a powerful and entertaining Marching Band as well as one of the best nightclub bands in the City—and their many sold out shows attest to it.