Youngblood Brass Band
Youngblood Brass Band cleanly fuses elements of brass band, jazz, punk
and hip-hop. Since their debut in 1998 with the album “Word On the
Street”, YBB have been a shotgun blast to the eardrum, demanding
attention from all that have had the fortune to hear them while they
tour both the US and Europe.
Youngblood Brass Band flouts convention in an ecstatic, raucous,
incendiary fashion, taking the form of a New Orleans brass band and
morphing it into a punked-out hip-hop behemoth of groove and purpose.
They have had their music spun by DJs like Questlove, worked with
hip-hop luminaries like Talib Kweli, had their original compositions
performed by student marching bands and around the globe,
and are still not out of place at a punk festival.
Youngblood has headlined countless tours in the States and abroad,
selling out dates in over 20 countries. Their festival includes
Roskilde, Glastonbury, Lowlands, Pukkelpop, SXSW, CMJ, North Sea Jazz,
and WOMAD. White-hot live shows secured the band’s status as an
incredible group to witness, whether in an intimate club setting or in
front of thousands on a festival stage.
If You Like:
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Hot 8 Brass Band