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Tuesday

APR 17

7:30 pm

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

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APR 17 | Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

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There will be a 20-minute intermission during this performance. Hypnotic Brass Ensemble consists of seven brothers from the South Side of Chicago who come from an extraordinary musical family. The band freely mixes the brass band tradition with generous doses of hip-hop, soul and funk, creating an intoxicating and boisterous blend that is just barely contained on their newest release Fly: The Customs Prelude. They have toured internationally, playing with everyone from Prince, Mos Def, Mick Jones (The Clash) and Damon Albarn (Blur, Gorillaz). They’ve performed at Coachella, WOMAD AU, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Sydney Opera House and Carnegie Hall. The documentary film Brothers Hypnotic explores their music, work ethic, life and experience of being raised by their jazz-legend father, Phil Cohran. After screening in major cities and festivals, it aired on PBS. Their song “War” was featured in the blockbuster hit movie Hunger Games. “Trafficking in a free-flowing blend of jazz, hip-hop and Afrobeat, the group can resemble the world’s funkiest marching band one minute, an unhinged New Orleans funeral procession the next.” — Los Angeles Times

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble program  
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble program  
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