Blown away by this thoroughly fresh piece of cultural collaboration. Never heard anything like this before!
- Gilles Peterson, DJ, Record Collector/Producer, BBC Radio 1 Personality
Hailing from Toronto Canada, The Heavyweights Brass Band are informed by the New Orleans brass band tradition but are not limited by it. Drawing inspiration from the cultural melting pot that is their home town, collaboration and cross pollination are the name of the game.
The Heavyweights Brass Band have recorded and performed with reigning conga world champion Giovanni Hidalgo (Paul Simon, Dizzy Gillespie), tracked horns and collaborated with legendary reggae producer, Dubmatix, appeared frequently on stage and recorded with Jane Bunnett (including the Juno Award-winning disc Maqueque exploring the cross roads of jazz and Cuban music) and have shared the stage with many legends of New Orleans music including Trombone Shorty, The Treme Brass Band and Kermit Ruffins. The band has just recently embarked on a powerful new collaboration with 13 time Grammy-winning guitarist Kevin Breit called Polaris Prize: The Band.
Having performed at major venues and festivals across Canada and currently breaking ground in the United States, The Heavyweights Brass Band is seeking representation outside of North America, we'd love to work with you to bring our one of a kind sound to audiences across the globe.
Download our three releases or a live concert here