Soul Brass Band

The Soul Brass Band, a New Orleans all-star band that plays the perfect party, both on the streets and on stage.

Dates: 22.6-1.7. 2017
Best of the Beat Awards 2016 - Best Emerging Band

Soul Brass Band

The Soul Brass Band is exactly what it needs to be: a great New Orleans Brass Band ingrained in tradition, known for their traditional Brass Band repertoire and Second line Parades but also for their skill at playing the perfect party. Night after night, they’re called upon again for frontman and band founder Derrick Freeman’s signature brass band infusion of classic Soul. One of the main protagonists of the contemporary New Orleans music scene, the virtuoso percussionist, vocalist, pianist, songwriter and music industry veteran Freeman is an eclectic musician who ranges from jazz to funk who performs with some of the city’s best musicians. His Soul Brass Band counts illustrious members such as the extraordinary trumpeter Kevin Louis, well known among the Ascona audience, and Trombone Shorty’s former saxophonist, James Martin.

From: New Orleans
Style: Brass Band, soul-brass

Kevin Louis, trumpet
James Martin, sax
Michael Watson, trombone
Terrance Taplin, trombone
Doyle Cooper, tuba
Danny Abel, banjo & guitar
Aron Lambert, bass drum
Derrick Freeman, snare drums