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The Gumbo Band Brass Band from Berkeley, CA

Will travel up to 500 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 4 Reviews
  • 5 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2019
  • 2 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered

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THE GUMBO BAND: A BRASS BAND FOR THE AGES THE OLDEST WEST COAST / AUTHENTIC NEW ORLEANS / MARDI GRAS / MARCHING BAND IN THE USA Before the nineteenth century many American Funerals included Brass bands. Available for: Festivals – Funerals – Home Goings - Parades - Mardi Gras Parties – Concerts – Dances – Weddings - Birthday Parties & Anniversaries – Divorces - You name it and we'll be there. Our repertoire includes Swing, Zydeco, Blues, Cajun, Gospel, Dixie Land and some R&B with a New Orleans second line with a twist at the behest of our clients. Henry Clements Gumbo Band is the West Coast's premiere authentic New Orleans Marching & Stage Band. The oldest (50 years) Internationally renowned Mardi Gras and Funeral Band. Some featured songs include: When the Saints Go Marching In, Precious Lord, Amazing Grace, A Closer Walk with Thee, Swing Low Sweet Chariot, What a Friend We Have in Jesus, Ava Maria, Down By the Riverside, Fly Away, His Eye is on the Sparrow, Wonderful World, How Great Thou Are and much more. The new Gumbo Band leader, Paul Tillman Smith is a internationally respected drummer and songwriter. You can view his history on Google.


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Review by Hallie C.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on August 29, 2022From San Francisco, CA

Paul and the Gumbo band made our wedding procession so special! They’re incredible responsive arrived on time and professionally attired with FLARE! And then the actual music and energy was fantastic. They brought so much energy and joy to the entire wedding procession and all who saw us along the way. We could not be more grateful that they were able to perform. Highly recommend! Plus Paul supports other musicians with profits generated from this work.

The Gumbo Band:

I never saw so many beautiful people together in my life and everyone was so friendly to boot. We weren't there to make money on the street but people were throwing us money anyway. All the tips went to the extra tuba player there in training. He was delighted and

Review by Sharon S.

Private PartyReviewed on August 16, 2021From Stockton, CA

We had a Mardi Gras party for about 300 people, Gumbo Band came and played, and they blew everybody away, they were absolutely awesome.

The Gumbo Band:

Like to thank the client for the wonderful review, thank u Sharon. Myself and Dr David Hardiman at this stage in our music careers are all about having big fun. It is so wonderful to be able to say it is not about the money but instead about making people feel good or even better great about their decision to make the Gumbo Band a part of their important occasion and then in the end they are so happy that they did.. Drummer, Paul Tillman Smith

Review by Verenice M.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on March 4, 2021From Stockton, CA

The Gumbo Band:

Thank u wonderful client. Considering the social climate we are now engaged in pandemic and all we all came to the table the best we could. Many musicians are having a very hard time and at this time we'd like to thank any and everyone stepping out on faith to hire musicians.

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Past Events

August 27, 2022 • Wedding Ceremony
Sat3:00 PM - 4:30 PM San Francisco, CA
July 31, 2021 • Private Party
Sat7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Stockton, CA
February 16, 2021 • Corporate Function
Tue2:00 PM - 4:30 PM Stockton, CA
February 2, 2020 • Private Party
Sun3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Castro Valley, CA
January 17, 2020 • Corporate Function
Fri8:00 AM - 8:15 AM Fremont, CA

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