MJ's Brass Boppers

The swinging and singing brass-line is the Bay Area’s only New Orleans-style brass band whose founding members were born and raised in New Orleans itself.

About

Their sound has been meticulously formed over years of practicing, composing original material, and experimenting together, fusing classic high energy NOLA performance with funk, jazz, modern pop, with a second line rhythm and twist.

 

Since 2008, this tight knit group of musicians have written, practiced, and performed together at a host of festivals, community events, nightclubs, and street corners around the Bay Area and beyond. They’ve opened for a variety of acts, including George Clinton & Funkadelic, The O'Jays, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave, Funky Meters, George Porter Jr., Kermit Ruffins, Glenn David Andrews, Zigaboo Modeliste, Monophonics, California Honeydrops, Dr. Michael White, Katdelic, and many more.

Together, these musicians come together as the versatile MJ’s Brass Boppers, offering a taste of authentic New Orleans style with a West Coast flair.

 "Attending a MJ’s Brass Boppers shows is the next best thing to following a brass band down New Orleans’ famed Claiborne Ave." - Stern Grove (SF)

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"Asistir a un concierto de MJ’s Brass Boppers es lo mejor después de seguir a una banda de música brass por la famosa avenida Claiborne en Nueva Orleans.” -Stern Grove (San Francisco)
 
Esta banda de música brass es la única banda de música brass al estilo Nueva Orleans del Área de la Bahía cuyos miembros fundadores nacieron y crecieron en la misma Nueva Orleans.
 
Su sonido se ha formado meticulosamente durante años de practicar, componer material original y experimentar juntos, fusionando la interpretación energética clásica de Nueva Orleans con funk, jazz, pop moderno y el giro y ritmo de los desfiles second line.
 
Desde el 2008 este unido grupo de músicos ha escrito y tocado en una gran cantidad de festivales, eventos comunitarios, discotecas y esquinas en las calles del Área de la Bahía y más allá. Han sido el acto de apertura para una variedad de artistas como George Clinton & Funkadelic, The O'Jays, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave, Funky Meters, George Porter Jr., Kermit Ruffins, Glenn David Andrews, Zigaboo Modeliste, Monophonics, California Honeydrops, Dr. Michael White, Katdelic y muchos más.
 
Juntos, estos músicos forman la versátil banda MJ’s Brass Boppers y ofrecen una muestra del auténtico estilo de Nueva Orleans con un toque de la Costa Oeste.

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Agenda

Oct
20
A Poem In Three Parts, Part 3: Meet Me There
The Othering & Belonging Institute commissioned poet Michelle Lee aka "Mush" to write and perform a poem in three parts on bridging and belonging for the 2021 Othering & Belonging Conference. We will be premiering this poem and accompanying visuals—featuring an array of dancers, aerialists, and performers of all kinds—in three digital shorts directed by filmmaker Yoram Savion, with creative direction from conference emcee Sarah Crowell. 
Oct
19
A Poem In Three Parts, Part 2: A Story of We
The Othering & Belonging Institute commissioned poet Michelle Lee aka "Mush" to write and perform a poem in three parts on bridging and belonging for the 2021 Othering & Belonging Conference. We will be premiering this poem and accompanying visuals—featuring an array of dancers, aerialists, and performers of all kinds—in three digital shorts directed by filmmaker Yoram Savion, with creative direction from conference emcee Sarah Crowell. 
Oct
18
A Poem In Three Parts, Part 1: A Story of Now

The Othering & Belonging Institute commissioned poet Michelle Lee aka "Mush" to write and perform a poem in three parts on bridging and belonging for the 2021 Othering & Belonging Conference. We will be premiering this poem and accompanying visuals—featuring an array of dancers, aerialists, and performers of all kinds—in three digital shorts directed by filmmaker Yoram Savion, with creative direction from conference emcee Sarah Crowell.