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TBC Brass Band

Musicians / Band

Music Note
  • Brass Band
  • Funk
  • R&B
  • Rock
  • Drums
  • Percussion
  • Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet
  • Tuba/Sousaphone
  • Vocal

TBC Brass Band , otherwise known as To Be Continued Brass Band, rules the streets and the stage as one of the younger generation of brass bands set to make a difference. The group started in high school with taped together instruments, jamming on the school grounds and, later, on French Quarter street corners, especially at Bourbon and Canal, where they inspired tourists and locals to dance and groove. They also began to play in second lines and became popular in that community, as well.

In 2005, TBC got noticed by the world-renowned hip hop group, The Roots, which took them under their wing to mentor them and help develop their professional presence. Hurricane Katrina and the federal levee failures dashed that project as TBC’s members were scattered across the country. However, they prevailed, and in 2010 the Roots-backed documentary “From the Mouthpiece on Back,” narrated by Kerry Washington, was released, a film that follows the journey of the TBC Brass Band and their commitment to New Orleans musical traditions and to creating positive lives. The film, directed by Jason DaSilva and Colleen O’Halloran, was critically acclaimed and screened at film festivals across the United States. TBC has collaborated with a host of artists, including QuestLove and the Roots, Dr. Michael White, Bossman Superior, and Shamarr Allen.

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