About Us

Since 2013, the Brass Animals, have delighted audiences of all shapes and sizes at corporate events, weddings, private and special events, and sporting events all over the country. Our sound fuses the popular New Orleans-style brass band style with an eclectic blend of hip-hop, R&B, funk and pop. Typical performances include explosive renditions of recent favorites by artists like Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, Aaliyah, Kanye West, and Janelle Monáe, as well as our own spin on vintage classics by Louis Armstrong, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Herbie Hancock, The Meters and more. We've worked with the established companies and organizations like the Oakland Raiders, Google, Jack Daniels, Salesforce, the San Jose Earthquakes, St. Elmos Brewing Company, Genentech, and Marriott International. We've also performed for many engaged couples and newlyweds and have been recognized as a 2018 Couples Choice Award Winner by WeddingWire. If you'd like to read about our past clients' experiences, please check out the dozens of raving reviews on our website, GigSalad, or GigMasters. Our local troupes, which are currently located in California, Texas, Georgia, New York, and Illinois, are comprised of professional musicians who have decades of experience and have performed with one of our troupes multiple times. Please contact us today if you're interested in a quote.

Our Mission

To create memorable experiences that people will never forget

We're different

Our band is predominantly made up of brass musicians who bring a New Orleans style feel to popular hip-hop, R&B, pop and funk songs.

We have the experience

Our performers have years of experience playing all kinds of gigs and are thoroughly vetted before they are brought on by the band.

We're easy to work with

From booking the band to day of logistics, we make the process hassle free.

Our Team

Ben Lack

Founder & Band Leader
Ben plays drums and MC's. He also oversees the band’s business operations including sales, marketing, business development, and communications.

Victor White

Communications
Victor plays bass for the band. He also helps build the band's strategic direction and works on the band's marketing and communications strategy.

Matt Slevin

Founder
Matt is a keyboard player and sings backup vocals. He also helps with the band's video production and social media presence and arranges songs.

Thea Garcia

Operations
Thea oversees many of the band's day-to-day operations. She also helps with the band's online and social media presence and is one of the band's designers.

Ben Cohn

Founder
Ben plays trombone and MC's shows. He also acts as the band's musical director, arranges songs, and helps define the band's musical direction.

Tyler Rydosz

Composer / Arranger
Tyler composes and arranges many of the band's songs.
“Great brass band!! They performed for a keynote at Dreamforce 2017 and were a huge hit. A very professional group that we'd love to invite again! ”
Jen S., Salesforce
Client

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