No BS! Brass Band

No BS! Brass Band

No BS! Brass, based in Richmond, VA, takes the New Orleans brass band into uncharted territory; fearlessly combining elements of James Brown, John Coltrane, Michael Jackson, and Led Zeppelin into their fiercely original sound. Trained in the conservatory and hardened in the garage, No BS! Brass has performed at the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, the Festival of New Trumpet Music, Lockn festival, and on National Public Radio's Tiny Desk Concert. Equally at home in the club or on the parade route, in the concert hall or on a festival stage, No BS! Brass creates new believers wherever it goes.

"I like the No BS! Brass Band either way: kicking it with funk or clearing room for a screeching free-jazz solo. The point isn't to redefine what a brass band can do, but that's what No BS! achieves. From Virginia comes a storm of a brass ensemble that has decided it can do what it wants as long as it does it very, very well."
Jim Fusilli, NPR - All Things Considered

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The Commission

Gordon Sterling is a DC area based guitarist/singer who has played and toured extensively throughout the country. He has had the priviledge to have played some of the best venues with numerous legends. He is teaming up with a accomplished group of musicians consisting of:

Mary-eL/Singer: Mary has performed with John Kadlecik(John K Band, Further), Melvin Seals(Jerry Garcia Band),and Roger Waters(Pink Floyd)

Adam "Snaxx" Orlando/Drums: Snaxx tours throughout the US and Europe with RDGLDGRN, and has been playing and touring for many years.

TJ Turqman/Bass: TJ has played with too many people to mention but most recently he played in The Funk Arc who's final tour was with George Clinton(Parliment)

Gena Photiadis/Keys: Gena is one of the most sought after session pianist/keyboardist in the DC area.

Together this crew has created an eclectic blend of psychdelia and soul with a touch of bluesrock.

Advance GA $16 | Day of GA $19

Tickets

• Full dinner and drink menu available

Who’s Going

Upcoming Events
Union Stage