Thu, April 14th

Cocek! Brass Band Album Release Show


Doors 9PM
Show 10PM
Advance Price $10
Door Price $15

Advanced online ticket sales stop at 5pm on day of show
If available, more tickets are available at door

Cocek! Brass Band Album Release Show with This Way to the EGRESS & No Small Money Brass Band

About Cocek! Brass Band: 

Cocek! consists of Sam Dechenne (trumpet/vocals), the band's founder and composer.  Sam also plays with John Brown's Body, Klezwoods and The Aldous Collins Band.  He has performed with Noel Gallagher (Oasis), Guster, and toured across the globe with reggae, Jazz, klezmer and orchestral ensembles. Sam is a graduate of Berklee College of Music and this upcoming album will be his second full length record of original compositions.  Alongside Sam, the Cocek! members are all advanced players and teachers from all across the U.S., living now in Boston, MA: Ezra Weller (flugelhorn), is the founder of Groupmuse, a company that brings small chamber music ensembles to living rooms across the country, and graduate of New England Conservatory; Clayton DeWalt (Trombone), a professor at Babson College and graduate of New England Conservatory; Jim Gray (Tuba), who has long played with Naftuli's Dream as well as Klezwoods, and has performed at Boston's Symphony Hall, Cleveland POPS, and can be heard on the film score for Woody Allen's Deconstructing Harry; and, Grant Smith (Tappan Drum), member of Klezmer Conservatory Band and Itzhak Perlman's touring klezmer ensemble. He has more recently played venues as prestigious as the Hollywood Bowl and Carnegie Hall.

About "Round Two": 
A collection of original compositions influenced by Eastern-European and New Orleans dance music, Afrobeat, Klezmer and elements of reggae and Western Classical music.  The songs are inspired by acts like Fanfare Ciocarlia, Fela Kuti, Miles Davis, Rebirth Brass Band, traditional Balkan songs and chamber brass repertoire.  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 throughout the entire album.  

About "No Small Money Brass Band":

No Small Money Brass Band is one of NYC's hottest dance party sensations. Inspired by the rhythms of Africa and the Caribbean, the Regal Might of big brass, and You movin to the groove, No Small Money is bringing something new to the dance floors of New York. African and Caribbean folk songs, pop classics and new moves guaranteed to make you shake am!



 About EGRESS:

Since their start, EGRESS has been told to find a box in which they could fit themselves; however, one needs a rather large box to fit six musicians—and their array of accordions, tubas, guitars, trombones, pianos, and drums. So they haven’t bothered trying and instead they move forth doing what they do best; cascading onto the stage in an explosion of sound and color that’s equal parts unruly vaudeville, ebullient world beat band and three ring circus music. The six-person troupe plays a swooning amalgamation of styles that catapults the audience through time and space with unexpected shifts of styles and time signatures. Confetti snowstorms, tuba farts, Balinese chanting, fire wielding evangelists and puppets sweep across the stage creating a jubilant, anything goes atmosphere, anchored by the band’s superlative songwriting skills and sterling musicianship.