Richmond, Virginia’s NO BS! Brass take the traditional New Orleans brass ensemble into uncharted territory, fearlessly combining elements of James Brown, John Coltrane, Michael Jackson and Led Zeppelin. Trained in the conservatory and hardened in the garage, No BS! Brass have performed at Ottawa Bluesfest, Festival d’Ete, NYC Winter JazzFest, Nelsonville Fest, Lockn, Ohio River Throwdown, Eaux Claires, and were recent recipients of a Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation grant.
“I like the No BS! Brass Band either way: kicking it with funk or clearing room for a screeching free-jazz solo. The point isn’t to redefine what a brass band can do, but that’s what No BS! achieves. From Virginia comes a storm of a brass ensemble that has decided it can do what it wants as long as it does it very, very well.” Jim Fusilli, NPR – All Things Considered