We are super pumped to be playing Sept 13th at The Great Hall in Toronto with the old timey swing band The Double Cuts. It will be a great night of music in a beautiful room and we really hope you can make it out to this one!
Great time playing The Silver Dollar recently with our friends from the band Pudding who put on a great show. Take a listen to some of what went down that night.
Looking forward to more dates coming at you this fall, including a big show at Lula Lounge with special guests Robi Botos and monster guitarist Kevin Breit.
We will also be cramming a Sousaphone in to The Dakota Tavern for a big New Orleans rock out with The Mercenaries.
We've had some amazing shows so far this summer so far and some to look forward to!
We had the the great pleasure of playing the Luminato Festival in downtown Toronto this past weekend. Members of the Heavyweights actually jumped on stage and sat in with the Soul Rebels Brass Band from New Orleans, Louisianna. Killer grooves kept people dancing throughout their entire set.
You can actually check out our entire Luminato set as well as us sitting with Soul Rebels on YouTube:
Next up is Skeleton Park Festival in Kingston, here's a clip from last year's festival. Check out details online at Skeleton Park Festival
After that we are at The Painted Lady next Thursday June 26th w/ Eric St Laurent trio before hand
We are excited to get back to playing in town again. Our next show is April 10 with special guest Ogguere. Here is a clip of us at Koerner Hall with an arrangement of Manteca.
We'll also be back there June 26th playing after the Eric St Laurent trio.
The Heavyweights Brass Band are honoured to be playing at Jazz.FM91 - Jazz and The Arts 10th anniversary JAZZ LIVES CONCERT at our favourite venue Koerner Hall!
Get tickets here:
Apparently we are the only Canadian group to have been invited to play this event twice! Our jam with John Scofield in 2012 was one of the highlights of our early career! This time we'll be sharing the stage with Gary Burton, Earl Klugh, Lisa Fisher, friend from Havana Harold Lopez-Nussa, some of our fans in the Jazz.FM91 Youth Big Band, Lou Pomanti and a surprise special guest. His name can't be released due to contractual reasons, but he's emerging as one of the most important artists of this generation!
Pick up your tickets now as this will sell out!
Thank you for all of your wonderful support! The CD release at Lula Lounge was huge night for us and we couldn't have done it with out you!
If you didnt get a chance to pick up a copy of the record here is how you can grab it online.
We'll have CDs and our new Brasstronimical T Shirts at our up coming gigs as well. See you out there!
photos by Tracey Nolan
Music Teachers Check it Out!
The Heavyweights Brass Band and their music industry friends are doing a school give away in support of the release of their new record Brasstronomical on March 6 at Lula Lounge (1585 Dundas West).
Here's how it works. The band wants you to encourage your students to get out and hear great live music at a great venue in Toronto so we will be taking attendance at the show and the school that has the most students out wins the whole prize package.
So far the package includes:
- One performance & clinic courtesy of The Heavyweights Brass Band
- One YTR 3335S Intermediate Trumpet courtesy of Yamaha Canada
- One SB7X Silent Brass system for trumpet courtesy of Yamaha Canada
- $250 in Brass Repairs courtesy of St. John's Music
- $250 in Woodwind Repairs courtesy of St. John's Music
- $100 Gift Card Long & McQuade Music
- $100 Gift Card Cosmo Music
- A stick bundle courtesy of Headhunters Drumsticks
- Two jazz charts courtesy of Clovertone Music
- 10% off any clinic or workshop courtesy of Music Mentors International
Tickets should be purchased in advance by clicking on "Buy Album and Tickets" above, but only students that check in at the show will count towards to prize package. (Check in is by school name only; no personal info is required or solicited)
In addition to the Heavyweights Brass Band, students will have the opportunity to hear award-winning artists Jane Bunnett on saxophone, Jay Douglas on vocals and Luis Orbegoso on percussion. Street Brass, a community-based brass band that is welcome to high school musicians, amateurs and professionals alike playing the Music of The Americas, will be opening the evening.
Tell your kids and we'll see you at Lula on March 6!!