5736 N.E. 33rd Ave. / Portland, OR, 97211
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
7 p.m. 'til 9 p.m.FreeAll ages welcome
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The Transcendental Brass Band is a west-coast take on the classic New Orleans Tradition: funky street bands for processions, parties, and parades. A rhythm section of tuba, drum line, and guitar form the funereal pyre, ignited by the incandescent holy trinity horn section of trumpet, trombone, and saxophone.
Although the fiery, consummately danceable result is the group's trademark, these flexible, trained professionals have sufficient depth and fluency to encompass many musical genres, from jazz to heavy metal, all the way to the most tender ballad. This, and the eclectic mixture of songs, from the Beatles to Mingus, has a wide, multigenerational appeal.
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"A touch of funk, a smidge of jazz, and some sprinklings of ska,
hip-hop and freeform pop...Make sure your dancing shoes are broken in for this
show." --The Oregonian
New Orleans, the Transcendental Brass Band could well be spotted on any given
corner as street musicians- seven dudes blowing the kind of crazy, funked-out
sound that provides the perfect soundtrack for swilling bourbon in the Big
Easy. In Portland, they let 'em inside. Transcendental's sound harks back to
the glory days of brass bands while providing funkadelic basslines to get asses
shaking. It's a timeless sound, revamped into the present with an immediacy
that makes it fresh as a steaming po' boy." -Willamette Week
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