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Street Beat Brass Band

Dixieland Band from New York, NY - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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$700 - $5000 per event
As seen on ABC's Good Morning America, NY1 and nationally syndicated TV. Street Beat has officially represented American culture on multiple international tours for the US State Department. An opening act for the New York Philharmonic, the band has been covered in the NY Times, NY Daily News, Queens Tribune and more. Award-winning, internationally acclaimed performer Jeff Fairbanks leads this strolling band of handpicked veterans of Broadway, Frankie Valli, Count Basie, and Glenn Miller touring bands. Influenced by the multiculturalism of NYC, Street Beat plays a wild diversity of brass-based music, from New Orleans Jazz to Polka, Mexican Banda, Gospel, Klezmer, and Funk. We add much more than a typical band to create the atmosphere you desire. For instance, we specialize in our mobility, as we are strolling brass and percussion musicians untethered to electric chords, amps, stages, etc. No one forgets seeing and hearing the high-energy spectacle of our roving musical party train! We also cater our style to every event to tailor to its exact musical needs.

Street Beat appears as anywhere from a duo to our typical 5-piece setup. This allows us to cater to every event size. Consisting of trumpet, sax, trombone, sousaphone, and drums, we are completely acoustic and mobile enough to play any type of event, such as strolling, parades, and processionals, as well as parties, concerts, church services, traditional music venues, and more.

Our repertoire includes familiar tunes from each tradition's songbook arranged in our unique, urban and energetic vibe. Each hand-picked member is also a conservatory-trained Jazz musician who can improvise creatively off the written tunes, adding their individual voice. When not performing with Street Beat, our members are variously playing in Broadway shows, teaching at the New York Jazz Academy, or performing and recording as freelancers throughout NYC.

About leader Jeff Fairbanks:
-"Fairbanks is a rising multi-faceted star if not musical voice on the New York scene"..."and his instrumental skills as trombonist are second to none" -- Brent Black, at Critical Jazz.
-National/international press coverage, including feature stories.
-Independent Music Award winner, 2012. National awards from ASCAP, BMI, Aaron Copland Fund, NewMusicUSA, and more.
-Signed with Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records (BJUR)
-Veteran of the Glenn Miller Orchestra and Dorsey Orchestra, to name a few. Toured in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and throughout the U.S, in venues such as Carnegie Hall and Madison Square Garden.

Just a few of our satisfied clients:
US Embassy - Caracas; NYC Parks and Recreation; Columbia University; DoSomething.org; Brooklyn Bowl; Glassnote Music; LIC Flea; Horizon Media; GrowNYC; Highland Care Ctr; Fluent Ad Agency; FC Bayern fan club NYC

About our styles:
NEW ORLEANS/DIXIELAND, JAZZ
Street Beat is deeply rooted in the New Orleans tradition of street brass and drum bands. This energy and vibe informs everything we do, regardless of what style we happen to be playing. We bring this joyful, electric vibe to all our music. Our Jazz repertoire includes tunes from its very beginning, through the Swing era and beyond.

FUNK, NOLAFUNK, SOUL
In our opinion you can't get a more funky instrumentation than with a band with horns. We get folks dancing with a mix of original and classic songs.

MEXICAN, LATIN, CARIBBEAN
Specializing in the infectious, brass-powered Banda music from the Sinaloa region of Mexico, we play this virtuosic music authentically. Refer to our press kit's Mexican audio samples (“Juan Colorado” and “El Buque”).

GOSPEL
Simply put, the acoustic warmth and vibrant power of Street Beat's horns offers a soul-strengthening experience not found with our many electricity-assisted, guitar-strumming brethren. We revive the joyful, high-energy Gospel Shout Band tradition that has long inspired worship and brought congregations to their feet.

POLKA, GERMAN, OOM-PAH
Our brass instrumentation makes Polka a natural fit. Horns harmonize the melodies; bass lines are carried by tuba -- the way it should be! See our "Beer Barrel Polka" video to see the fun.

KLEZMER
From its Eastern European and Middle Eastern roots, we incorporate modern NYC street life and grooves to the mix, to make a unique, contemporary, and infectious Street Beat style. All the while, we carefully learn the full structure of these frequently complex song forms, in our passion to perform the music authentically as well as to entertain. ...Call it a little quirk from all of our individual band members' backgrounds as conservatory-trained Jazz and Classical musicians!
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Festival

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They were GREAT and everyone loved them. I worked with Street Beat Band on another event back in February and had such a great experience with this group that I couldn't imagine working with anyone else. Book with Street Beat if you want a sound that fills the room and leaves a smile on everyone's face.

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Street Beat Brass Band’s Response:

Thanks for bringing us back to the university, Adaobi, and for your kind words!

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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The Street Beat Brass Band was absolutely terrific! We hired two musicians for my husband's Mardi Gras Birthday, trombone and trumpet. They were wonderful, played great music and my guests absolutely loved them. Many, many thanks Jeff Fairbanks!!!!! My husband was really touched I pulled this party off! He loved it.

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Street Beat Brass Band’s Response:

Thank you, Blanca! Your hospitality was the best we've had, really. Mainly, we're so glad we had the effect on the party that you desired. Thanks again.

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The band was perfect... Did everything they promisse.... The band leader jeff is a great guy and helpful... Anybody will be lucky to have them in a event.

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Street Beat Brass Band’s Response:

Thanks, Rafael -- you were great to work with, and it was an honor to be at your touching event. Many years of happiness to you guys!

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PAST EVENTS
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2017
Mar
3
Memorial Service
New York, NY
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2017
Feb
28
Mardi Gras Party
New York, NY
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
2016
Dec
1
Celebration
New York, NY
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
2016
Oct
15
Wedding
Roslyn, NY
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2016
Sep
23
Corporate Function
New York, NY
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2016
Sep
4
Private Party
Westfield, NJ
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
MANY SONGS IN ALL STYLES
SUCH AS:
Arriba Pichataro
Mexican traditional
A Team TV theme
TV Themes/ marching
A Little Hunting Song
All the Way to Calvary
Gospel/Carribbean
Basin Street Blues
Dixieland
Beer Barrel Polka/ Rosamunde
Polka/German
Bessarabyanke
Sjaak Van der Reijden
Bourbon Street Parade
Dixieland
Bulgar #6
Klezmer traditional
Marching Band
Brass Band
Caribbean Band
Dance Band
Dixieland Band
Funk Band
Jazz Band
Klezmer Band
Latin Band
Polka Band
Ragtime Band
Swing Band
German Band
World Music Band
20s Band
40s Band
Children's Music Band
Gospel Band
Wedding Band
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 Street Beat Brass Band will also travel to Brooklyn, Hoboken, Jersey City, Long Island City, Union City, Weehawken, Flushing, North Bergen, West New York, Bayonne, Kearny, Secaucus, Staten Island, Cliffside Park, Fairview, Jamaica, Bronx, Edgewater, Harrison, Newark, North Arlington, Ridgefield, Fort Lee, Little Ferry, Lyndhurst, Moonachie, Palisades Park, Ridgewood, Belleville, Carlstadt.
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