"THE SOUNDSCAPES CREATED BY 45TH STREET BRASS ARE TRULY UNPRECEDENTED"
-CONNOR CREIGHTON, EARSHOT JAZZ
45th St Brass is a horn-centric project that just wants to make you dance. We started out in a four-piece "brasswind" configuration, comprised only of the four horns. The arrangements and that spirit was captured on our first EP, The Mothership and the Other Ship, recorded live in studio in early 2016. We've also been working hard at expanding the band and have regularly included guitar, drums, percussion, and bass and/or sousaphone and are excited to share the new product on a recording soon.
We are also the touring horn section for the band Jelly Bread from Reno, NV. Video from our first show together at The Hive can be seen to the left. In addition we have performed or recorded with the bands Issues, General Mojo's and The New Mastersounds.
The style of the band is hard to quantify. Drawing from groups like The Budos Band, EMEFE, Snarky Puppy and the JBs, we also try to stay firmly rooted in our predominantly jazz backgrounds. The vaguest and yet most accurate description seems to be "funk/soul/groove," but that's not really a thing. Some people call it "jazz" while others quickly disagree; whatever words you choose, we'll keep playing it as long as you keep dancing.