Bio

The Stooges Brass Band has earned their rank as one of the elite brass bands in New Orleans consistently providing a welcome blast of true New Orleans spirit: engaging audiences with their innovative blend of traditional brass sounds, contemporary jazz, bounce and hip-hop beats. The Stooges Brass Band has gained notoriety as a fullblown musical party immersing the crowd in a cut-loose vibe that has led to the band sharing the stage with the likes of: Ozomatli, Black Star (Mos Def & Talib Kweli), Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Shemekia Copeland, Pedrito Martinez Group, Galactic, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, The Funky Meters, and Jessica Simpson, among others. The band is undeniably one of the hardest working bands out of New Orleans, and their dedication to their craft has made an impact. The Stooges Brass Band victoriously battled for the title of “Red Bull Street Kings: Best Brass Band” (the subject of the documentary Brass Bands of New Orleans: Red Bull Street Kings). Along with this auspicious title, the band won a recording and mentorship session at the Red Bull Studios in California. In recent years they have become US ambassadors for numerous other countries, continue to win awards and perform to sold out crowds all over the country.

Touring Highlights

NEW ORLEANS JAZZ & HERITAGE FESTIVAL

BONNAROO MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL

GLOBALFEST

HIGH SIERRA MUSIC FESTIVAL

BLUES FESTIVAL (CANADA)

ESSENCE MUSIC FESTIVAL

TELLURIDE JAZZ FESTIVAL

DURHAM BRASS FESTIVAL (U.K.)

LINCOLN CENTER

BROOKLYN BOWL

U.S. EMBASSY SPONSORED TOUR IN PAKISTAN

2018 US AMBASSADORS FOR RUSSIAN TOUR

Quotable Press

“The band might operate in the shadows of other New Orleans bands, but the group has created a significant legacy for themselves through their music, ” – The Cleveland Scene

“The Stooges Brass Band puts on one of the most entertaining, audience-interactive shows of any band on the scene.”- bestofneworleans.com

“I’m also a big Stooges Brass Band fan. They are my staple Thursday night rampage in New Orleans… it’s one of the younger, more hip hop in influenced bands – they never disappoint.” – Benh Zeitlin, writer and director of Beast of the Southern Wild to the New York Times