Hypnotic Brass Ensemble bring heart-racing horns and raw Chicago energy to EartH.
The spirit of south-side Chicago runs to the very core of Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. Vibrancy, energy and hustle coalesce with raw emotion and fearless expression to create an exhilarating and evocative sound like no other. Undoubtedly, the legacy of Chicago Jazz lives on through the the bouncing brass and heart-racing horns of this seven piece.
Fathered by Astral Jazz legend Phil Cohran, the seven blood-brothers that form the band earned their stripes in New York subway stations and smoky suburban Jazz bars. Today however, they have toured the world together, playing with everyone from Prince, Snoop Dogg, Mos Def, Mick Jones (The Clash) and Damon Albarn (Blur, Gorillaz).
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble’s unique sound was perhaps summed up best by Fader Magazine, who described it as: “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.”
Witness the coming together of their musical mastery and raw Chicago energy as the band takeover Hackney Arts Centre for one of their biggest headline shows to date!
16+ Each under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
In order to verify your age, ID may be requested. For this reason, we advise that all customers bring valid ID.
Right of admission reserved.