Street Beat Brass Band

Brass Band from New York City, NY - Will travel up to 500 miles
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About
As seen on ABC's Good Morning America, NBC, and NY1 TV. Toured internationally for the US State Department. An opening act for the New York Philharmonic, the band has been covered in the NY Times, NY Daily News, Queens Tribune and more. Award-winning, internationally acclaimed performer Jeff Fairbanks leads this strolling band of handpicked veterans of Broadway, Frankie Valli, Count Basie, and Glenn Miller touring bands. Influenced by the multiculturalism of NYC, Street Beat plays a wild diversity of brass-based music, from New Orleans Jazz to Polka, Mexican Banda, Gospel, Klezmer, and Funk. We add much more than a typical band to create the atmosphere you desire. For instance, we specialize in our mobility, as we are strolling brass and percussion musicians untethered to electric chords, amps, stages, etc. No one forgets seeing and hearing the high-energy spectacle of our roving musical party train! We also cater our style to every event to tailor to its exact musical needs.

Street Beat appears as anywhere from a duo to our typical 5-piece setup. This allows us to cater to every event size. Consisting of trumpet, sax, trombone, sousaphone, and drums, we are completely acoustic and mobile enough to play any type of event, such as strolling, parades, and processionals, as well as parties, concerts, church services, traditional music venues, and more.

Our repertoire includes familiar tunes from each tradition's songbook arranged in our unique, urban and energetic vibe. Each hand-picked member is also a conservatory-trained Jazz musician who can improvise creatively off the written tunes, adding their individual voice. When not performing with Street Beat, our members are variously playing in Broadway shows, teaching at the New York Jazz Academy, or performing and recording as freelancers throughout NYC.

About leader Jeff Fairbanks:
-"Fairbanks is a rising multi-faceted star if not musical voice on the New York scene"..."and his instrumental skills as trombonist are second to none" -- Brent Black, at Critical Jazz.
-National/international press coverage, including feature stories.
-Independent Music Award winner, 2012. National awards from ASCAP, BMI, Aaron Copland Fund, NewMusicUSA, and more.
-Signed with Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records (BJUR)
-Veteran of the Glenn Miller Orchestra and Dorsey Orchestra, to name a few. Toured in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and throughout the U.S, in venues such as Carnegie Hall and Madison Square Garden.

Just a few of our satisfied clients:
US Embassy - Caracas; NYC Parks and Recreation; Columbia University; DoSomething.org; Brooklyn Bowl; Glassnote Music; LIC Flea; Horizon Media; GrowNYC; Highland Care Ctr; Fluent Ad Agency; FC Bayern fan club NYC

About our styles:
NEW ORLEANS/DIXIELAND, JAZZ
Street Beat is deeply rooted in the New Orleans tradition of street brass and drum bands. This energy and vibe informs everything we do, regardless of what style we happen to be playing. We bring this joyful, electric vibe to all our music. Our Jazz repertoire includes tunes from its very beginning, through the Swing era and beyond.

FUNK, NOLAFUNK, SOUL
In our opinion you can't get a more funky instrumentation than with a band with horns. We get folks dancing with a mix of original and classic songs.

MEXICAN, LATIN, CARIBBEAN
Specializing in the infectious, brass-powered Banda music from the Sinaloa region of Mexico, we play this virtuosic music authentically. Refer to our press kit's Mexican audio samples (“Juan Colorado” and “El Buque”).

GOSPEL
Simply put, the acoustic warmth and vibrant power of Street Beat's horns offers a soul-strengthening experience not found with our many electricity-assisted, guitar-strumming brethren. We revive the joyful, high-energy Gospel Shout Band tradition that has long inspired worship and brought congregations to their feet.

POLKA, GERMAN, OOM-PAH
Our brass instrumentation makes Polka a natural fit. Horns harmonize the melodies; bass lines are carried by tuba -- the way it should be! See our "Beer Barrel Polka" video to see the fun.

KLEZMER
From its Eastern European and Middle Eastern roots, we incorporate modern NYC street life and grooves to the mix, to make a unique, contemporary, and infectious Street Beat style. All the while, we carefully learn the full structure of these frequently complex song forms, in our passion to perform the music authentically as well as to entertain. ...Call it a little quirk from all of our individual band members' backgrounds as conservatory-trained Jazz and Classical musicians!
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One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2014!

Festival

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They were GREAT and everyone loved them. I worked with Street Beat Band on another event back in February and had such a great experience with this group that I couldn't imagine working with anyone else. Book with Street Beat if you want a sound that fills the room and leaves a smile on everyone's face.

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Street Beat Brass Band’s Response:

Thanks for bringing us back to the university, Adaobi, and for your kind words!

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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The Street Beat Brass Band was absolutely terrific! We hired two musicians for my husband's Mardi Gras Birthday, trombone and trumpet. They were wonderful, played great music and my guests absolutely loved them. Many, many thanks Jeff Fairbanks!!!!! My husband was really touched I pulled this party off! He loved it.

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Street Beat Brass Band’s Response:

Thank you, Blanca! Your hospitality was the best we've had, really. Mainly, we're so glad we had the effect on the party that you desired. Thanks again.

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Picnic

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The band was perfect... Did everything they promisse.... The band leader jeff is a great guy and helpful... Anybody will be lucky to have them in a event.

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Street Beat Brass Band’s Response:

Thanks, Rafael -- you were great to work with, and it was an honor to be at your touching event. Many years of happiness to you guys!

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Celebration

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All Saints Church was happy to hire Street Beat for the second year in a row to play for our annual Pumpkin Fair. Even before they arrived, people on the streets were asking for them, commenting on how wonderful it was to have them last year and expressing excitement over the fact that we had hired them back. They were professional in appearance and demeanor. They attracted a crowd as they played and had people dancing in the streets. Their fun and lively sound certainly enhanced the quality of our fair and added to the joyful and festive ambiance. We would absolutely rehire them and recommend them highly.

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Street Beat Brass Band’s Response:

Thank you for your kind words, Lindsey, and to All Saints Church for having us!

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Club Event

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Great performance by the Street Beat Brass Band on a very short notice and very good response time to set up the gig. They learned and played our soccer club anthem within two days and gave it a great interpretation.

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Street Beat Brass Band’s Response:

Thank Matthias for hiring us and for your review. You are a wonderful host. I'm glad we were able to prepare your song on short notice and play it live at the club's party. For future club events, you know who to call!

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An exciting and inspiring performance!

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Street Beat Brass Band’s Response:

Thank you Ike! Street Beat had a blast at the All Nite Soul Festival. We were honored to be a part of its long history, and impressed with the lineup and energetic audiences (even at 2:00AM!). Great job producing a fine event.

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Street Beat was the perfect entertainment for the All Saints Pumpkin Fair! Since this event was a street fair, it made sense to have a marching band performance so that all could enjoy. And up and down the street people were turning heads, smiling, and even dancing! Street Beat arrived on time and were very courteous and professional. They added to the, ambiance of fun and joy, and a passerby even noted, "It's like New Orleans out there!" I would be happy to hire them again and would certainly recommend them to friends!

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Street Beat Brass Band’s Response:

Thanks Lindsey for your kind comments. We sure enjoyed entertaining the crowds at the Pumpkin Fair as well as the church's hospitality.

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Restaurant Event

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Street Beat brought an authentic brass sound to the nyc liftoff event, covering music from new orleans, gospel-funk, banda and balkan music. highly recommend SB!

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Street Beat Brass Band’s Response:

Thanks so much for your feedback! Yes, it was a pleasure to get a chance on this event to perform a broad mix of the diverse genres we cover. We're glad you enjoyed the experience and happy to have your recommendation!

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Street Beat Brass Band’s Response:

Thanks for your review, Ike, and St Peter's Church!

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Two members of the Street Beat Band performed at my husband's birthday party as a surprise. They were friendly and professional, talented and very accomodating.

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2019
Oct
18
Community Event
New York City, NY
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
2019
Oct
17
Private Party
New York City, NY
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2019
Oct
12
Club Event
Watchung, NJ
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2019
Jul
24
Corporate Function
Tarrytown, NY
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
2019
Jul
4
July 4th Party
Greenwich, CT
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
2018
Dec
12
Cocktail Party
New York City, NY
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2018
Oct
12
School Assembly
Hewlett, NY
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
2018
Oct
6
Private Party
Westbury, NY
8:30 PM - 8:45 PM
2018
Sep
28
Oktoberfest Party
Long Island City, NY
8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
2018
Jul
28
Celebration
Northville, NY
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
Jun
23
Wedding Cocktail Hour
New York City, NY
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2018
May
27
Celebration
Huntington Station, NY
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
MANY SONGS IN ALL STYLES
SUCH AS:
Arriba Pichataro
Mexican traditional
A Team TV theme
TV Themes/ marching
A Little Hunting Song
All the Way to Calvary
Gospel/Carribbean
Basin Street Blues
Dixieland
Beer Barrel Polka/ Rosamunde
Polka/German
Bessarabyanke
Sjaak Van der Reijden
Bourbon Street Parade
Dixieland
Bulgar #6
Klezmer traditional
Camaron Pelao
Mexican traditional
Canteloupe Island
Nolafunk/ Herbie Hancock
Celebrate
Caribbean/Gospel/ Paul Baloche
Chameleon
Nolafunk/ Herbie Hancock
Cielito Lindo
Quirino Mendoza
Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans
Dixieland/ DeLange
Down By the Riverside
Dixie/Gospel traditional
Ein Prosit (toasting song)
German
El Dia de San Juan
Mexican traditional
El Golpe Traidor
Mexican traditional
El Jinete
Jose Alfredo Jimenez
Elmo's Song TV theme
Children's
El Rey
Jose Alfredo Jimenez
End of Time
Beyonce
Enjoy Life
German
Esellied (Iha Iha Iha Oh)
German
Feel Like Funkin' it Up
Dixieland/ Nolafunk
Freylach Dance
Klezmer traditional
Get Happy
Dixieland/ Gospel
How Great Thou Art
Gospel traditional
I Have Decided to Follow Jesus
Gospel/Soul
I'll Fly Away
Dixie/Gospel traditional
In the Sweet Bye and Bye
Dixie/Gospel traditional
Joy Everlasting
Original/Funk
Juan Colorado
Mexican traditional
Just a Closer Walk with Thee
Dixie/Gospel traditional
Just Because
Polka
La Enorme Distancia
Jose Alfredo Jimenez
La Paloma
Sebastian Yradier
LIC Funk
Original/Funk
Mexican Hat Dance/Jarabe Tapatio
Jesús González Rubio
Nacht In Gan Eden
Klezmer traditional
Nearer My God to Thee
Gospel traditional
Oh Happy Day
Philip Doddridge/Edwin Hawkins
Praise Break
Original/Gospel
Que Te Va Bonito
Jose Alfredo Jimenez
Rocky TV Show theme
Tv themes/ marching
Shpiel Zshe Mir a Lidele
Klezmer traditional
Sirba #2
Klezmer traditional
Sir Duke
Stevie Wonder/ Soul
So Long Old Peter
German
Stars and Stripes Forever
Patriotic
Star Spangled Banner
Patriotic
Those Were the Days
Polka/ German
Tyrolese Waltz
German
Tyrolese Woodchopper Boys
German
Star Wars Cantina Rag (Alien bar scene)
Swing
Watermelon Man
Herbie Hancock
When the Saints Go Marching In
Dixie/Gospel traditional
Yes Indeed
Gospel traditional
Marching Band
Brass Band
Caribbean Band
Dance Band
Dixieland Band
Funk Band
Jazz Band
Klezmer Band
Latin Band
Polka Band
Ragtime Band
Swing Band
German Band
World Music Band
20s Band
Gospel Band
Wedding Band
Show Band
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Street Beat Brass Band will also travel to Long Island City, Brooklyn, North Bergen, Bronx, West New York, Union City, Weehawken, Flushing, Fairview, Edgewater, Hoboken, Jersey City, Ridgefield, Cliffside Park, Palisades Park, Fort Lee, Secaucus, Ridgefield Park, Leonia, Englewood Cliffs.
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