Rebirth Brass Band

Rebirth Brass Band

Simply put, The Rebirth Brass Band is a New Orleans institution. Formed in 1983 by the now infamous Frazier brothers, the band has evolved from playing the streets of the French Quarter to playing festivals and stages 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 brass funk has won over several generations of music lovers, and in a post-Katrina world, their name and music have become the soundtrack to their musically rich hometown.

In the wake of the sometimes-stringent competition amongst brass bands, Rebirth is the undisputed leader of the pack, and they show no signs of slowing down.

The Loyd Family Players

Hailed as "Half band, half bateria, all samba monster." by the SF Weekly, the Loyds have roots in Brazillian samba and branches in the diverse musical culture of Oakland. Featuring musicians from the Afro-Cuban, Balkan, Gamelan and Marching band scenes, this 9 piece non-traditional bateria has quickly earned a reputation as one of the bay areas most raucous and jubilant party bands. Combining elements of Hip-Hop, Funk, Salsa, Heavy Metal, Dancehall & Reggae, they mix together unexpected breaks and textures with great precision whipping the dance floor into a frenzy.

"Props go to the fiercest female percussion section around." -SF Guardian

Boca do Rio

Born of the mixing of waters of Brazil with the Bay, Boca do Rio has created musicá organicá – music that developed through the rhythm of living and working in the Bay Area and Brazil. This collection of work is innovative yet already universal – these songs have been lived by these hard-working musicians as they have forged their voice from a life lived organically as Brazilians, as Americans, and as Brazilian-Americans and American-Brazilians. The result is an explosion of rich songs and harmonies, anchored by the deepest beat on the planet. Alex Calatayud (Entre Nos), a native of Goiania, Brazil, and Scott Johnson, an East Bay native, join forces to bring a propelling and unique swing – a dinga! Larry De La Cruz and Eduardo Amado both hold the pocket and mine the harmonic depths for musical gems on this journey evolved of bocas and beats. Kevin Welch (of Vivendo de Pão) leads these adventurers through waters swift and deep. Dancing is a go-go.

DJ Harry Duncan

Harry Duncan, longtime Bay Area-based producer of live soul/funk/r&b, jazz, blues, roots reggae, African and World music shows brings his knowledge and expertise to the airwaves every Tuesday night with In The Soul Kitchen with Harry D, the award-winning, roots music show on KUSF In Exile/San Francisco. Duncan has produced and hosted the popular weekly show since it began in 1984.

$20.00 - $25.00

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Spend two amazing nights in the Bay with the Grammy winning, world heavyweight champions of brass band funk, Rebirth Brass Band. Get funky on Friday night in Oakland with the New Orleans natives along with local upstarts Mission Delirium! If it moves you, Mission Delirium will play it - Balkan, Brazilian, Tango, Afro-pop, Middle Eastern, Salsa and more. On Saturday, SunsetSF brings the magic back to the City for a second dose of world class brass band funk from Rebirth at the spectacular Mezzanine. To kick the party off, we welcome esteemed Bay Area Brazilophiles Boca do Rio joined by special guests for a samba-drenched opening set. Oakland natives, The Loyd Family Players will follow with their fierce female percussion and their samba-hiphop-funk-heavy metal fusion that gave them their wild reputation. Rebirth will close the show with two extended sets that will push Mezzanine later than usual into the morning hours around 3am. Sounds like New Orleans right?

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Rebirth Brass Band with The Loyd Family Players, Boca do Rio, DJ Harry Duncan

Saturday, March 22 · 9:00 PM at Mezzanine

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