Rebirth Brass Band
Simply put, The Rebirth Brass Band is an institution. Formed in 1983, the band has long since graduated from the streets of New Orleans to theaters and festivals all over the world. Rebirth is committed to upholding the tradition of brass bands while at the same time incorporating modern music into their show. Their signature brand of heavy funk has placed them among the world’s top brass bands and they are the hands-down favorite among the younger generation. In reference to the sometimes-stringent competition amongst brass bands, Offbeat magazine remarked, “…it’s clear that Rebirth, which boasts 10 albums and has traveled the world, is the band to beat (July 2001).
Emma Mayes & The Hip
Emma Mayes & The HIp, The Hip standing for "Highly Important People", is a conglomerate of Denver musicians that bring together their ideas into an interesting fusion mixed with lush vocal harmonies, catchy horn lines, and danceable melodies. They compare their sound similar to the likes of Erykah Badu, Hiatus Kaiyote, & Jill Scott while being more big band sound oriented. The Hip has recently grown it's Soul Family with those dedicated to the craft and the vision. They strive to bring good music combined with unforgettable nights in the way they encourage fans to participate in their "themed" shows. A Hip show is a show you that will leave you smiling and give you a spice of the old and new soul sound.