The Heavyweights Brass Band

Monday, June 18 @ 12 noon
Old Market Square

Monday, June 18 @ 5:30pm
TD JazzLab @ Manitoba Music

Monday, June 18 @ 8:30pm
Old Market Square

Inspired by the New Orleans brass band tradition, the Heavyweights Brass Band’s original stance keeps one foot firmly rooted in the rich legacy of jazz, while one foot steps forward into the future. Like the music's originators, the Heavyweights are unafraid to incorporate influences from disparate areas of the musical spectrum, from pop hits of the day, to original compositions, to R&B and funk throwbacks, to the infectious rhythms of Latin America, all woven together with the thread of adventuresome sophistication. With their 2014 sophomore release, Brasstronomical, the Heavyweights offer a unique sound with emphasis on their original compositions, delving deeper and more eclectically into each musical direction implied on their 2011 album, Don’t Bring Me Down. Brasstronomical reveals the band's music is stronger, bolder, funkier, and more mature than ever before.