Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

USA
Jazz Soul Funk Pop
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

HBE are seven brothers from the south side of Chicago presenting their unique sound merging jazz, funk & hip-hop. Raised by jazz legend Phil Cohran (Chaka Khan, Earth Wind and Fire, Sun Ra Arkestra) the brothers absorbed the sound of their father.

Their first LP Satin received the American Author’s Award. their live show inspired Mos Def and the brothers joined him onstage and began touring as the MOS DEF BIG BAND.

In 2005 these “Bad Boys of Jazz” moved to New York City & shortly after, they started collaborations with Gorillaz (on Plastic Beach), Ghostface Killah (The Pretty Toney Album) and Damon Albarn, Tony Allen & Flea (Rocket Juice & the Moon) and also to live performances with Prince and De La Soul. Although HBE is a beloved collaboration partner, they also performed their original tunes to audiences as big as 110,000 (Glastonbury, Roskilde), as well as on Coachella, Womad, The Sydney Opera House and Reeperbahn Festival 2017.

Videos
  • The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (full concert) - Live @ festival Sons d'hiver 2016
    The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (full concert) - Live @ festival Sons d'hiver 2016
  • Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - Straight Business
    Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - Straight Business
  • Hypnotic Brass Ensemble: "War"
    Hypnotic Brass Ensemble: "War"
  • "WHAT IT IS" - OFFICIAL VIDEO
    "WHAT IT IS" - OFFICIAL VIDEO
Press
"A huge brass bridge of hypnotic polyphony connecting the cosmic jazz of Sun Ra’s Arkestra with the urgency of hip-hop and the sweeping emotional scale of a Curtis Mayfield blaxploitation opus."  
Fader magazine
"Der Saal kocht – und zwar vom ersten Ton an!"
intro, 09.25.2017
Discography
Bulletproof Brass
Bulletproof Brass
2011
My Publishing Group
The Brothas (Blue Album)
The Brothas (Blue Album)
2009
Pheelco Entertainment
H.B.E. Album
H.B.E. Album
2009
Honest Jon's Records
New York City Live (Red Album)
New York City Live (Red Album)
2007
Pheelco Entertainment
Jupiter (Green Album)
Jupiter (Green Album)
2006
Pheelco Entertainment
Flipside (Orange Album)
Flipside (Orange Album)
2004
Pheelco Entertainment
Line up

Smoov - trumpet
Baji - trumpet
Hudah - trumpet
Yoshi - trumpet
Rocco - baritone
Clef - trombone
Cid - trombone

Availability

Territories:

Germany, Austria, Eastern Europe, Switzerland, Scandinavia

2018 April, May, July, August, October, November
2019 all year
Contact
Patrick Weissenfels
Patrick Weissenfels
Booking Agent
pw@f-cat.de / +49 30 26 103 29 22
Leya Jerzy
Leya Jerzy
Production & PR
leya@f-cat.de / +49 30 26 103 29 33

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