Founded by a bunch of trombone players that was fed up with sitting in the back of orchestras and jazz bands, the Po'Boys Brass Band is a 7-piece power house of funk/jazz/blues and rock. The four-trombone front line produces a sonic explosion of sound that breaks all preconceived notions of what the trombone is capable of. Supporting the trombone powerhouse is a chops-to-spare backline of guitar, drums, and sousaphone...that's right, a funky old sousaphone. The band plays original charts as well as some tasty covers, conjuring up anything from Stevie Wonder and Tower of Power to Led Zeppelin and Edgar Winter. The band's close ties to the great city of New Orleans guides the group spiritually, owing a lot of their sound concepts to the Rebirth Brass Band, Bonerama, the Dirty Dozen, Professor Longhair, The Meters, Dr. John, and many more. The band's current lineup of musicians consists of an all-star cast of characters that are all either alumni or current students at the Eastman School of Music, including a radio announcer, country singer, doctoral candidate, and even a dean. Their different backgrounds are what make the Po'Boys such a unique listening experience. Whether tearing into some vintage N'Awlins funk or shredding through an original rock-anthem, the 'Boys never leave anyone disappointed. Since October of 2007, the Po'Boys Brass Band has been tearing up the stages of Western New York. The band's debut album release is scheduled to drop early Fall 2008 on the BDMG Record Label. So kick back and relax. Open a beer and light the BBQ, because it may have started in New Orleans, but the Po'Boys are bringing it to your back yard. Trombone? In the BACK of the band? Not anymore.
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