Monday, April 19, 2010
Brass Monkey Brass Band
The Brass Monkey Brass Band is an eight-piece New Orleans style brass band located in the SF Bay area. The group consists of one trumpet, two trombones, two sax, two rhythm, and a tuba. BMBB originally formed after playing a Fat Tuesday party in 1999 - bandleaders started writing and arranging music for the band and added it to their long list of other side-music jobs. BMBB group members also play for Santana, Sly and the Family Stone, KC and the Sunshine Band, and the Glenn Miller Orchestra. They have appeared on a 2002 Coca-Cola commercial, sporting events for the San Francisco Giants, as well as with Bobby McFerrin at the SFJAZZ Festival.