LowDown Brass Band (LDB), deftly synthesizes the gritty sounds of Chicago with the high energy street beat of the Crescent City. LDB brandishes a powerful brass frontline of trumpets, trombones, saxophones, with a funky backline of drums and sousaphone. Combining the poetic ferocity of Billa Camp with stellar vocal harmonies, adventurous improvisation, movement, and grooves, LDB creates an infectious and diverse sound that has something for every listener. Fresh off their headlining set at The 2018 Montreal Jazz Festival, LowDown maintains a constant performing and touring schedule throughout North America. Recent performances include the Lagunitas Beer Circus, Chicago Jazz Fest, Frendly Gathering, Alaska's Salmon Fest, Chicago's Do-Division Fest, Wakarusa, Cotai Jazz Fest, and a annual residency at Shoe Fest. Following an ambitious project titled LowDown Sounds, that included a critically acclaimed cameo by Roy Ayers on the track Everybody Loves The Sunshine, LowDown Brass Band is now touring their 2018 hip hop release titled LowDown Breaks featuring MC Billa Camp. This new record steps deeper into refining their unique sound, combining hip hop breaks with live soul samples and deep cut grooves.
DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE APRIL 2018
The Chicago-based Lowdown Brass Band proves you don’t have to be tied to New Orleans to produce a
powerful brass band album. With its latest disc, the eclectic Lowdown Breaks, the group works to pay
homage to the institution of hip-hop, setting its gaze specifically on the breakbeat, while keeping an
eye trained on the jazz genre. Just as proto-DJs did before them, Lowdown creates a unified style from
diverse musical influences, sounding at various points like a New Orleans trad band (“2nd Line Hop”), a
funkified Tower of Power-style outfit (“Live It Up”) and a Chicago-esque horn-rock group (“Ponder