LowDown Brass Band

Chicago, IL

LowDown Brass Band (LDB) deftly synthesizes the gritty sounds of Chicago with the high-energy street beat of the Crescent City. LDB brandishes a powerful brass frontline of trumpets, trombones and saxophones with a funky backline of drums and sousaphone. Combining the poetic ferocity of Billa Camp with stellar vocal harmonies, adventurous improvisation, movement and grooves, LDB creates an infectious and diverse sound that has something for every listener.

Fresh off a headlining set at The 2018 Montreal Jazz Festival, LowDown maintains a constant performing and touring schedule throughout North America. Recent performances include the Lagunitas Beer Circus, Chicago Jazz Fest, Frendly Gathering, Alaska's Salmon Fest, Chicago's Do-Division Fest, Wakarusa, Cotai Jazz Fest and an annual residency at Shoe Fest.

Following an ambitious project titled “LowDown Sounds” that included a critically acclaimed cameo by Roy Ayers on the track “Everybody Loves The Sunshine,” LowDown Brass Band is now touring their 2018 hip hop release titled “LowDown Breaks,” featuring MC Billa Camp. This new record steps deeper into refining their unique sound, combining hip hop breaks with live soul samples and deep cut grooves.

Music Sampler

Artist Performances

Saturday August 3rd from 1:30 PM - 1:55 PM at Mile of Music Bus
Saturday August 3rd from 3:20 PM - 4:10 PM at Fox River House
Saturday August 3rd from 8:40 PM - 9:30 PM at Houdini Plaza - MAIN STAGE
Sunday August 4th from 1:30 PM - 2:20 PM at Spats - MAIN STAGE
Sunday August 4th from 5:25 PM - 6:15 PM at Gibson Music Hall