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Lowdown Brass Band
LowDown Brass Band (LDB) deftly synthesizes the gritty sounds of Chicago with the high energy second-line street beat of the Crescent City. LDB brandishes a powerful brass frontline of trumpets, trombones, saxophones, with a funky backline of drums and sousaphone. Combining the poetic ferocity of Billa Camp with stellar vocal harmonies, adventurous improvisation, movement, and grooves, LDB creates an infectious and diverse sound that has something for every listener.
Fresh off their appearance at The 2017 Chicago Jazz Festival, LowDown maintains a constant performing and touring schedule throughout North America. Recently performing with Dan Deacon at Lagunitas Beer Circus following an ambitious project titled “LowDown Sounds” that included a critically acclaimed cameo by Roy Ayers on the track «Everybody Loves The Sunshine.» LowDown Brass is now set to begin the next chapter with the release of their 5th self-produced full length studio album «LowDown Breaks.» This new offering steps deeper into refining their unique sound, combining the hip hop sound with multiple world music and jazz styles.
Aw'Mercy! is a Portland Oregon-based Hammond Organ-centric instrumental soul band that captures the late-60’s and early-70’s sounds of Motown and Stax.
Connecting the soulful dots between artists such as Booker T and the MG’s, The Four Tops, and Marvin Gaye, Aw’Mercy combines the best sounds of the past with energenic and engaging performances that drags everyone onto the dancefloor.
Redray Frazier Band
It’s been quite an evolution for this native New Yorker. From singing gospel music in his father’s Baptist church, to recording contemporary R&B and house music for Epic/550 and A&M Records, valuable experience was gained. Redray then toured the country as front man of the soulful rock-band “Mosaic” on the H.O.R.D.E. music festival. Through opening for Lenny Kravitz and Blues Traveler, to name a few, Redray gained notoriety. Soon thereafter, he joined former front man of “The Talking Heads”, David Byrne’s in his touring band from 2008-2010.
While Redray uses all of his influences, his songwriting draws comparisons from Ben Harper, Maxwell to The Black Keys. However, his smooth and smoky vocal quality along with his gospel approach set him apart.