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  • Thu

    Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

    Festival Marquee, Custom House Square



    The eight horn-playing sons of jazz trumpeter/composer Kelan Phil Ohran of Sun Ra Arkestra, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, play CQAF Marquee on May 9.

    Together, they have formed a formidable reputation as one of the best live bands around, releasing three acclaimed albums on UK label Honest Jon’s Records. With a sound that calls to mind traditional New Orleans big-band jazz and nods to the avant-garde angularity of their father and his contemporaries, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble are equally informed by rap, funk and hip-hop.

    They have worked alongside Mos Def, Prince, Ghostface Killah, Childish Gambino, Gorillaz (including 3 tracks on Plastic Beach), Erykah Badu, Robert Glasper and Tony Allen among others. Their stirring song War even featured on The Hunger Games soundtrack. Here's 'War'.

    Tickets are priced at £14 here. Gates open at 7.45pm.

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