The Large 6 Brass Band, who’s slated to carry out at Saturday’s Save Our Brass event, wants the neighborhood’s assist with a fundraiser.
Final week, one of many band members skilled a carjacking that resulted within the lack of a tuba, trombone, and percussion gear. OffBeat and different shops posted details about the automobile, nonetheless, no leads have been discovered. The band now implores the neighborhood to assist them elevate sufficient cash to switch their misplaced devices.
On a GoFundMe web page, Lamar Heard of the band said: “This previous yr has been troublesome sufficient with us not getting many gigs due to the pandemic. However this latest incident simply made issues worse for us. We filed a police report with the NOPD and simply haven’t heard something but, and at this level we’re dropping hope. We are able to’t make any cash to help our households now.”
Not lengthy after their founding in 2017, the Large 6 Brass Band made a huge effect on the New Orleans music neighborhood. Their mixtape, which has made the rounds within the second line neighborhood, featured covers of songs by Michael Jackson, Fantasia, and SZA, amongst others. Unhappy with enjoying solely “radio tunes,” their track catalog runs deep into brass band historical past as they breathe new life into time-honored conventional tunes like “Purple Gown” and “Lilly of the Valley.” Their debut album, Large Six, was launched in 2019.The band’s all-star lineup, together with Lamar Heard, is comprised of a few of the most gifted younger brass band musicians within the metropolis.
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