Lowdown Brass Band, hailing from Chicago, is a horn-driven ensemble with strong roots in the ‘New Orleans second line’ tradition. A fierce sousaphone sets the foundation for trumpets, trombones and saxophones that intertwine in a cacophony of tight lead lines, spontaneous call-and-response and bombastic brass attacks. While taking a page from the jazz and blues giants of the past, Lowdown Brass Band melds modern funk, hip-hop, reggae and pop into a signature sound that's all their own.
Their live shows, which feature high-energy, dynamic vocalists, hip-hop emcees and body movement, have delighted audiences at venues throughout the United States and across the globe, including Levitt AMP Berea (2017), The Metro, Lincoln Hall, House of Blues, The Promontory, and the Cotai Jazz and Blues Festival.
Julie Rhodes at 6pm
Howl Magazine writes "on the cusp of a meteoric rise in the songwriter community, Julie Rhodes is a powerhouse vocalist with authentic soul, grounded both in the songwriting traditions of yesterday’s Americana and today’s very present social and political issues.”
Marching Milkman Band at 5pm
Woonsocket, R.I.,-native Marching Milkman Band treats audiences to upbeat band and street jazz music that's got something for everybody.