Nottingham to welcome highly acclaimed Chicago jazz group

Nottingham to welcome highly acclaimed Chicago jazz group

Leading jazz group, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (HBE), has announced Nottingham as the penultimate UK location on their international tour.

Playing at the city’s newest live music venue, Peggy’s Skylight, on Friday 12 October, the seven brothers who hail from Chicago, will be treating local music lovers to two performances and an evening of sublime music and entertainment.

Labelled as the Original Bad Boys of Jazz, the septet has shared a stage with the likes of Prince, Yasiin Bey (Mos Def), Damon Albarn, Bobby Womack, Snoop Dogg and De la Soul to name a few. Playing many of the most acclaimed festivals and stages around the world, the brothers have wowed crowds at Coachella and The Sydney Opera House.

Boasting an impressive back catalogue, the group’s song, ‘WAR’ was a feature song on the international blockbuster, Hunger Games Catching Fire’s official soundtrack in 2008. The band also went on to record with The Gorillaz on ‘Welcome to Plastic Beach’, wielding their signature dose of hard brass, and have gone from strength to strength since.

Talking ahead of the upcoming show, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, said:

“We’ve been touring the UK for nearly a decade now and get excited about playing each and every one of our shows. Over the years, there have been certain stops that we especially look forward to playing as we know they’ll be banging, and Nottingham is definitely one of them. We’ve been prepping our latest EP, Hypnotic Joints, for the stage, and by the time we hit Nottingham, that will be on full display. We’ll be bringing all round funky business to the city this weekend and we can’t wait!”

Commenting on the upcoming event, co-owner of Peggy’s Skylight, Paul Deats, said:

“It’s so exciting to be able to welcome such a talented act to Peggy’s stage. HBE are real trailblazers in the music world and for them to have chosen to add Nottingham to their tour calendar is a testament to just how great our city is.

“The Nottingham music scene is thriving more than ever before right now and to be able to play host to musicians of such a calibre, is truly wonderful. HBE have a truly fresh and exciting sound so anyone that does come along on Friday is definitely in for a treat. Forget everything you thought you knew about jazz because HBE are set to arrest your senses in a truly unique way with big buxom brass notes that definitely pack a punch.”

Friday’s first show will kick off at 8.00pm, with a second chance to catch the must-see band at 10.30pm.

For more information about HBE and to book tickets, visit www.peggysskylight.co.uk/events/