*This show was rescheduled from Wednesday 03 June 2020, tickets from the previous date remain valid*
Chicago hip-hop brass band Hypnotic Brass Ensemble bring their incendiary live show to Camden off the back of their outstanding new album Bad Boys of Jazz.
The eight-strong cohort of horn-playing brothers (plus one unrelated drummer) are the youngest of some 23 children and the offspring of different mothers but are all sons of jazz trumpeter and composer Kelan Phil Cohran (Sun Ra Arkestra).
Together they’ve 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’ve worked alongside Mos Def, Prince, Ghostface Killah, Childish Gambino, Gorillaz (including 3 tracks on Plastic Beach), Damon Albarn, Erykah Badu, Robert Glasper, Chris Dave, Tony Allen and many more.