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Stooges Brass Band


The Stooges Brass Band has been a premier New Orleans Brass Band since 1996. While appealing to the emotions of traditional jazz, the brass band uses their hip-hop influence to create a new sound. Their innovative incorporation of hip-hop sound to the traditional styling of New Orleans brass band music has set them apart from other New Orleans bands and allowed The Stooges Brass Band to develop an extraordinary performance history, including sharing the stage with Ray Charles, Black Star (Mos Def & Talib Kweli), Jessica Simpson, and Jadakiss.

The Stooges Brass Band has toured nationally and internationally in Asia, Europe, and South America. In October 2010, they won the title of Red Bull Street Kings, beating out The Free Agents, To Be Continued, and The Soul Rebels brass bands to win an all-expense paid trip for a three-day recording and mentorship session with a producer in the Red Bull Studios in California. This was the subject of a recent film on the Documentary Channel.

Watch Past Performances

Video 4/24/2017: Stooges Brass Band

The Stooges Brass Band will bring the brass sounds from New Orleans merged with Hip Hop, funk, and R&B. The award-winning band was selected by the U.S. State Department in 2012 to serve as cultural ambassadors on tour in Pakistan.

Video 1/5/2012: Stooges Brass Band

The band is known for its blend of traditional New Orleans brass with contemporary urban beats.

Stooges Brass Band