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2B Whitworth Street West, M1 5WZ Manchester, United Kingdom
Rebellion Manchester in association with Diplomats of Sound presents;
► Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
[ hypnoticbrassensemble.com ]
BAD BOYS OF JAZZ
► Jamie Groovement
[ Agent J — Jamie Groovement ]
The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble is a family band consisting of 7 blood brothers trained in musical instrumentation since the tender ages of 4 & 5 by their father, jazz trumpeter/band leader Kelan Phil Cohran (Earth, Wind & Fire. Chaka Khan. Sun Ra)
Although the group’s early musical training encompassed primarily elements of instrumental performance, the brothers were personally being exposed to the music of their own generation (hip-hop, rock, reggae to name a few) and absorbed these components into the cosmic jazz style of their father.
FADER magazine’s Edwin Stats describes HBE as “a huge brass bridge of hypnotic polyphony connecting the cosmic jazz of Sun Ra’s Arkestra with the urgency of hip-hop and the sweeping emotional scale of a Curtis Mayfield blaxploitation opus.”
Shortly after, HBE’s live show was caught by hip-hop emcee/actor Mos Def and the brothers joined with him onstage and began touring as the MOS DEF BIG BAND (including Robert Glasper, Chris Dave, Casey Benjamin) gracing stages from JAZZSTAGE at LINCOLN CENTER to SHEPHERD”S BUSH in London.
HBE took a trip to Africa with Damon Albarn (Blur) & Africa
Express and the result was a full LP recorded upon return to London and released under UK Honest Jons in 2009 (which later featured a song “WAR” on blockbuster movie HUNGER GAMES)
The brothers were living in London when they recorded the Gorillaz record with D.Albarn “WELCOME TO PLASTIC BEACH” and joined the “Plastic Beach 2010” world tour upon its release performing alongside Bobby Womack, Mick Jones from The Clash, De La Soul & Snoop Dogg.
Doors 19:00 | £10 in advance | £15 on the door
Drinks offers — rebellion.club/the-bar
No refunds will be given for under 18s attending without the accompaniment of an adult.
2b Whitworth Street West
Manchester M1 5WZ