Photo by Jim Levitt at the 2017 Ballard Jazz Festival

Photo by Jim Levitt at the 2017 Ballard Jazz Festival

About

We are Carter Yasutake on trumpet, Dave Marriott on trombone, Jason Cressey on trombone, Peter Daniel on saxophones, Nelson Bell on sousaphone, Ehssan Karimi on drums, and Annie Jantzer singing up front.

Members of the group are or have been regular members of bands such as Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, ODESZADavid Byrne & St. Vincent, Thao and The Get Down Stay Down, Ayron Jones & the Way and the True Loves. Between us, we have also appeared with Father John Misty, Charles Bradley, LCD Soundsystem, Roy Hargrove, Branford MarsalisAmanda Palmer and Clinton Fearon, as well as many others. Members have played on stages such as the MTV Music Video Awards, The Colbert Report, Madison Square Garden, Coachella, Red Rocks and The Gorge. We are also the touring horn section for Jelly Bread.

But we are far from just a section for hire; we bring our own musical offerings in addition to our collaborations. With strong influences in jazz and New Orleans music, our own style of funk-soul brass will put a smile on your face and a strut in your step. By all means, take a listen for yourself.