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New York City Brass Band For Hire

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As a pivotal hub for music, New York City is home to iconic venues, landmarks, and institutions that have shaped music history globally. Some of the most notable include The Apollo Theater in Harlem, Midtown Manhattan’s Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall, Juilliard, and The Brooklyn Academy of Music. Each site contributes to NYC's enduring legacy as a center of musical innovation and cultural exchange. In a city overflowing with musical talent, you’re probably wondering how to find an NYC brass band that event attendees will enjoy. Well, you’ve come to the right place! Brass Animals is an NYC-based collective of professional, seasoned jazz musicians. We’re passionate about bringing high-energy live music to all types of events: weddings, corporate events, conventions, private parties, and more. Brass Animals brings the New Orleans brass band tradition to NYC. Our spirited soundtracks mix the soulful sounds of jazz with a modern vibe to create funk, pop, R&B, and hip-hop arrangements that resonate with the city's rhythm.

Live Band for Weddings

Picture your wedding in one of New York City's iconic venues, where a brass band's rich, lively tones complement the grandeur of the setting. The Pierre Hotel offers Central Park views, while The Plaza Hotel offers the soaring ceilings of Palm Court. For an industrial vibe, The Foundry in Long Island City is an excellent choice, as are the lush gardens of Terrace On The Park near the Queens Zoo. Regardless of the setting, Brass Animals transforms every wedding into a celebration that mirrors the energy and love of your special day. Drawing from the deep wells of New Orleans funk and American hip-hop, our band crafts a musical experience that makes your New York wedding unforgettable.

Live Music for Corporate Events

Corporate events demand an exceptional musical backdrop in the city that never sleeps, and Brass Animals delivers just that. Whether it's a launch party in the heart of Midtown or a company holiday party overlooking the Hudson, our brass band complements your corporate event with uplifting performances meant to capture the innovative spirit of New York's business world. Our music, ranging from spirited second lines to soulful jazz, ensures your event stands out in the bustling NYC corporate scene.

Live Jazz for Conventions

The Big Apple is known for hosting some of the country's most prominent conventions and conferences. Fill your Jacob K. Javits Convention Center meeting room with electrifying energy when you hire a live brass band. Brass Animals adds sophistication and excitement to any size event with vibrant and dynamic live jazz performances. Whether a networking happy hour at the Javits Center or a fundraiser in Queens, our music enhances the atmosphere, ensuring your convention is engaging and enjoyable.

Enjoy Live Music Across Genres

A musical journey with Brass Animals transcends genres. Our musicians are an evolving community rooted in tradition while pushing genre boundaries. By offering a well-rounded and engaging variety of music, we solidified a reputation as a brass band NYC residents find worthy of hiring. Our expansive repertoire covers titles from every genre, from classical New Orleans brass to contemporary hits and everything in between. With over 150 entries and counting, our generous song list includes:
  • Smooth jazz standards
  • Frank Sinatra classics
  • Latin and Brazilian beats
  • Big band music
  • Upbeat Motown hits
  • Smooth bossa nova sounds
  • Classic rock anthems
  • Top 40 hits
  • Swing band sets
  • High-energy hip-hop beats
  • NOLA-inspired anthems
  • British-style brass band music
  • Traditional cover band classics
  • Second-line marching band arrangements
…and more. Brass Animals jazz troupes typically consist of a traditional six-piece ensemble. Brass musicians play trumpet, trombone, saxophone, and sousaphone. Percussion musicians include a marching snare drummer and a marching bass drummer.

Book Live Music in New York City, NY

Are you ready to harness the power of live music and transform your event into an unforgettable experience? Get in touch with Brass Animals today. We believe you deserve a musical experience that captures the heart and soul of the city, while staying true to the theme of your special occasion. Our performances are more than just entertainment. We help our clients celebrate life's most significant moments in a way that leaves a lasting impression on you and your guests. Brass Animals is the brass band NYC has been waiting for. Request a free quote today.

FAQs About Hiring a NYC Brass Band

Where can I hire a top-rated live band for my event in New York City?

Look no further than Brass Animals. We are a New York City-based company passionate about being the perfect brass band for your event, whether at a bustling convention or a small gathering in your apartment.

Can I hire a live band for a corporate event in New York City?

Brass Animals provides the perfect soundtrack for every corporate event, regardless of size or venue. From classic New Orleans tunes and fiery Mardi Gras anthems to smooth jazz standards and upbeat Motown hits, our talented musicians curate setlists that align with your company's culture and brand.

Why hire a wedding band?

A traditional DJ spinning recorded songs doesn’t compare to the infectious energy of a live band. Think about it: How does seeing your favorite band live in concert compare to hearing their songs on the radio? It’s just not the same. Brass Animals’ famous second-line parade gets guests out of their seats and onto the dance floor. For a more serene and romantic atmosphere, we’ll add a touch of class through soothing background music. Brass Animals has a seamless booking process and professional service to ensure your event runs smoothly from the rehearsal dinner to the wedding reception. Contact us today to discuss how we can bring your wedding dreams to life.

How much does hiring a band for a party in New York City cost?

The cost of hiring a live band varies. Pricing depends on performance length, event size, and venue. On average, Brass Animal packages start at $2,500. It's best to request a quote for a precise estimate.

Our master song list is mile long

We have learned songs from many different genres. Take a look below and see if our song mix fits your needs.

We've played all kinds of events

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We have troupes all over the country

We likely have a troupe located close to your next event, click below to see all locations.

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