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Brass Monkey Brass Band

Brass Band from San Francisco, CA - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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For fifteen years, Brass Monkey has turned weddings into unique, unforgettable events, with their infectious rhythms and soulful brass sound that gets everybody up on the dance floor — from 8 to 80. The exceptional alternative to Top 40 bands and DJs.

The BMBB wedding client is that bride that does NOT want to have a bunch of guys in tuxedos on stage playing “Brickhouse” or a DJ leading all the ladies on “I Will Survive.” Instead, she wants something unique, festive and infectious that will get everyone on the dance floor, yet hasn't been done at everyone of her friend's weddings over the years. Other clients include brides that may be having more traditional entertainment for their reception, but want to spice up their ceremony or cocktail hour with a brass band.

Hollywood has fallen in love with Brass Monkey as well. The band was asked to be part of Seth Rogen's beautiful wedding a few years back. The band can also be seen in the hilarious wedding scene of The Five-Year Engagement.

HISTORY
BMBB originally formed to play a Fat Tuesday party in 1999 by Bay Area tuba man Jon Birdsong (Beck, Victoria Williams, Beth Orton) and drummer Kevin Stevens (Meow Meow, The New Morty Show). The success of this one-off show inspired BMBB's eight members to start writing and playing together on a regular basis while maintaining their sideman gigs with greats including Sly & the Family Stone, Santana, Boz Scaggs, Minnie Driver, KC and the Sunshine Band, Donovan, Thomas Dolby, Howard Tate, Pharoah Sanders, The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Polkacide, The Rhythm Pigs, and even The Barnum and Bailey Circus.

Word quickly spread about BMBB's high-octane, highly danceable nights, establishing them as favorites on the SF club scene, playing The Fillmore, Bimbo's 365 Club, Great American Music Hall, Elbo Room etc. Before long they were invited to play countless festivals such as the Monterey Jazz Festival, “New Orleans Day” at the Concord Pavilion with John Fogerty and Dr. John, Blues by the Bay (Eureka, CA), and the Rhythm & Roots Festival (Santa Rosa, CA). While the band's musical chops earned them the coveted slot performing an impromptu set with Bobby McFerrin at the SFJAZZ Festival in 2002, BMBB's universal appeal made the band the perfect choice for the San Francisco Giants to have the band play Opening Day at Pac Bell Park. In 2006, the band was asked to be part of a monumental night at the legendary Hollywood Bowl (Hollywood, CA.). The “New Orleans Night” bill included the long awaited return of the original members of The Meters, The Neville Brothers, and Brass Monkey.

BMBB's debut CD, Live in Time and Space (2001 Weed Records), received national airplay on a wide variety of radio and the song “Saints” was the soundtrack for a 2002 Coca-Cola commercial. Their second full-length recording, The Highest Good, which features 75 minutes of wide-reaching writing, arranging and performing, and pushes the New Orleans brass band to the next level.
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2015
Aug
13
Birthday Party (Kids)
North Hollywood, CA
8:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Happy Feet Blues
Wynton Marsalis
When The Saints Go Marching In
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Cassanova
Rebirth
Jesus On The Main Line
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Mardis Gras in New Orleans
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Bourbon Street Parade
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St. James Infirmary
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Kid Jordan's Second Line
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Feels So Good
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Down by the Riverside
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Marching Band
Brass Band
50s Band
60s Band
Big Band
Blues Band
Dixieland Band
Funk Band
Jazz Band
Ragtime Band
Soul Band
Jam Band
Roots Band
20s Band
30s Band
40s Band
Wedding Band
Jazz Orchestra
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Brass Monkey Brass Band will also travel to South San Francisco, Belmont, Daly City, Brisbane, Oakland, Sausalito, Alameda, Emeryville, Tiburon, Berkeley, San Bruno, Albany, Mill Valley, Pacifica, Piedmont, Richmond, Corte Madera, El Cerrito, Larkspur, Millbrae, San Quentin, Tamal, Burlingame, San Rafael, Canyon, El Sobrante, Greenbrae, Orinda, San Leandro, San Mateo.
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