Big Bang Bhangra Brass Band THIS FRIDAY!!!

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Join us on FRIDAY!

Under the direction of noted Vermont musician and band leader, Brian Boyes, the Big Bang Bhangra Brass Band is one HUGE party that combines the rich musical and dance roots of Indian Bhangra, Bollywood, New Orleans Brass Bands, and 1930′s jungle swing.
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Under the direction of noted Vermont musician and band leader, Brian Boyes, the Big Bang Bhangra Brass Band is one HUGE party that combines the rich musical and dance roots of Indian Bhangra, Bollywood, New Orleans Brass Bands, and the 1930′s jungle swing of Duke Ellington and Cab Calloway.

From call and response singing to ripping horn solos, Big Bang Brass fuses the deep funk and swing grooves of New Orleans with the centuries-old Punjabi Bhangra grooves and dance moves reaching back 500 years. The result: a wild and colorful explosion of musical crossroads guaranteed to stir the soul, body, and mind.

Topped off with a troupe of Bhangra dancers, Big Bang Brass features some of Vermont’s best funk and jazz players from such favorites as Movement of the People, The Saturn People’s Sound Collective, ViperHouse, 35th Parallel, Money Jungle, and D’Moja.

Brian Boyes trumpet, dhol, keys
Zach Tonnissen tenor sax, dhol
Gabe Halberg dhol, dholki, tabla, cajon
Brandon Klarich percussion, vocals
PJ Davidian percussion
Giovanni Rovetto bass
Jay Ekis guitar
Simone Labony Labbance flute, dance, choreography
Lloyd Dugger trombone

Luke LaPlant bari saxophone
Matt Avery trombone
Dan Liptak saxophones

APEX is COMING 12.13.13

APEX

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From the grooves of Snarky Puppy and the great San Francisco Bay 60’s Funk, to the great arrangements of the San Francisco Jazz Collective Stevie Wonder Project, Originals of Brian Boyes, Freddie Hubbard, Charles Mingus, Chick Corea and others, APEX represents the pinnacle of Instrumental music.  Blending the lines between funk, rock, fusion, jazz and even chamber music, APEX is a unique blend and mixture of music as diverse as the musicians performing.

Featuring an all star line up of the best Vermont has to offer from groups such as the Big Bang Bhangra Brass Band, Saturn People’s Sound Collective, Movement of the People, Afinque, Kat Wright’s Soul Band, The Grippo Funk Band, Vermont Jazz Ensemble, The Vermont Symphony Orchestra, The Vermont Philharmonic Orchestra, the Montpelier Chamber Orchestra, The Party Crashers and the East Bay Jazz Ensemble.  10 piece APEX is a horn driven musical experience sure to invigorate your mind, body and soul.

APEX is:

Dan Liptak – Tenor saxophone/Soprano saxophone

Barb Smith – Alto saxophone/Flute

Tom Cate – Bari saxophone/bass clarinet

Kevin Avery – Trumpet

Josh Pauly – Trumpet

Lloyd Dugger – Trombone

Max Bronstein – Guitar

Jacob Ungerleider – Piano and keyboards

Brent Thomas – Bass

Nic Cannizzaro – Percussion

APEX IS COMING TO MONTPELIER VT ON 12.13.13 @ POSITIVE PIE

10:30 PM