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New Basics Brass Band

Performing Arts Center

A five-horned rampaging monster, NBBB’s seamless blend of New Orleans traditional jazz, marching band heroics and funk bravado has placed them in a genre of one in the capital city music scene."
- 614 Magazine

“...You'd have to have a pitch-black heart to not get sucked into NBBB's infectiously joyous ruckus, laid out tight and skillfully with a jazz band's flair for expression and precision. Whether reinterpreting others (James Brown, Allen Toussaint, Professor Longhair) or showcasing their originals, NBBB causes a mix of happy feet, cold sweats and genuine awe at how the band can be so progressive yet authentically traditional at the same time..."
Mike Breen - Cincinnati CityBeat

"In person, the band members are an affable, modest group of musicians. On stage, the six strike a mix of relaxed showmanship and impressive technique. Arrangements are executed with close precision, solos are passed on and received with deliberate confidence. All this this leaves the listener with a sense of cool professionalism."
- Columbus Alive

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