Cocek! Brass Band play a rare, intimate sit-down performance at Gallery 263, exploring their unique sound and discussing their music’s history.
Doors at 7:30 PM, music 8:00 PM
All ages, $10-15 suggested donation.
Cocek! Brass Band is a 5-piece ensemble from Boston that performs original compositions influenced by Eastern-European and New Orleans brass bands, Afrobeat, Klezmer and elements of reggae and Western classical works. “Wickedly Catchy, Edgy music!” – NY Music Daily
CBB sounds are inspired by acts like Fanfare Ciocarlia, Fela Kuti, Rebirth Brass Band, Taraf De Haidouks, Slavic Soul Party and chamber music from around the world. Dance music for those seeking something new and unique, contemplative Old World melodies that hark to a lost era and catchy riffs that will have you singing along and tapping your foot all night long.
In performance spaces ranging from hollowed out warehouses and arts spaces in Boston to the Kennedy Center in D.C., The Burlington Discover Jazz Festival in Vermont, WorldFest in Louisville, KY and the 11th Annual NY Gypsy Music Festival, Cocek! can be found sprinkling their Phrygian magic dust on audience members all over the world. They also put on programs for schools and universities discussing traditional Balkan/Klezmer & New Orleans Jazz music, its beautiful history and its relation to their original compositions.