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Free Radicals - variety jazz bandBrass Band from Houston, TX

Will travel up to 100 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 11 Reviews
  • 20 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2017
  • 4 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $300 per hour

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Free Radicals is a top-rated horn-driven instrumental dance band, and is the 13 time winner for "Best Jazz" in the Houston Press Music Awards. Free Radicals is BBB Accredited with an A+ rating. The musical collective plays original music, and is equally at home playing fundraisers, parties, fund-raisers, art openings, weddings, funerals, or break-dance competitions. In its 26th year, the band has released 9 albums. In 2020, they were named for best local album of 2020 by the Houston Chronicle. Live, you will see Free Radicals with two different set-ups: the stage band featuring 4 horns, guitar, bass, and drums, or the Free Rads Street Band featuring sousaphone / tuba, marching drums and as many horns as we can hire. At weddings, we are accustomed to switching from the marching band during processionals, to a cocktail band, to the stage band whenever the schedule calls for it. At funerals, we bring out bluesier slower songs, and build up to a vibrant celebration of life. Reviews: "The horn-heavy, continually evolving collective Free Radicals produces a wildly eclectic fusion that has as many influences as there are items in the Houston, Texas, pawnshop in which they honed their sound during all-night jam sessions." - The New Yorker "This award wining Houston crew has this weird synchronicity to predict the future in their songs, and they just might be on point again. A solid winner of the young and restless of all ages, they know how to play and aren't afraid to take you places you've never been. A winner throughout---just be sure to strap in before lift off." -Chris Spector, Midwest Record "I've fallen in love with their raucous style in only 4 bars… their music isn't just "on the edge", it's fallen off the cliff!" -Dick Metcalf, editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews "an intriguing listen and this band is definitely worth listening to" -Roger Farbey, All About Jazz "Everything seems to energize by drawing on an inexhaustible source." - Music Zoom, Italy "The musicians are ready willing and willing to participate in various processions, demonstrations, public actions, play funerals, weddings, and dance parties." - Jazz Square, Russia "Free Radicals' 'Outside the Comfort Zone' redefines serious jazz" - Dodie Miller-Gould, Lemon Wire * listed pay range is based on a 7 piece band, we offer custom pricing for trios and quartets


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Review by Tara M.

Community EventReviewed on November 9, 2022From League City, TX

Excellent from start to finish. Easy to book. Great musicians who were very professional.

Review by Joan M.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on September 24, 2022From New Caney, TX

Nick Cooper, the group's spokesman and drummer, was very helpful by communicating over the phone. Having never requested a band for any function, your organisation was a big assistance. Selection of a group from Delaware to play at and event in Houston TX was daunting. Nick worked with me on the type and style of music. He was available by phone frequently. He was able to make the last minute venue location easy. The feed back from the folks attending was high praise. "just what was needed to put the special touch on the party".

Review by Tiffany R.

Birthday Party (Kids)Reviewed on July 4, 2021From La Porte, TX

Very gifted, talented, professional, kind, fun artists! Made our day very memorable! Thank you all so much!!!

Free Radicals - variety jazz band:

We were honored to be part of the birthday celebration! Those kids seem like future musicians. One little girl even knew about keytars! We couldn't believe it.

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  • The Magician of Lublin | Free Radicals
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  • Angola 3 | Free Radicals
  • Water Beats Rock | Free Radicals
  • Beyond Vietnam | Free Radicals
  • Space Witch | Free Radicals
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  • No State Solution | Free Radicals
  • No Money No Nice | Free Radicals
  • Build Levees Not Walls | Free Radicals
  • Song for Riley | Free Radicals
  • If There's Still Hope | Free Radicals


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Past Events

March 23, 2023 • Awards Night Party
Thu6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Houston, TX
March 15, 2023 • Funeral
Wed12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Beaumont, TX
February 4, 2023 • Funeral
Sat11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Houston, TX
December 10, 2022 • Christmas Party
Sat9:00 PM - 9:30 PM Houston, TX
November 9, 2022 • Community Event
Wed6:30 PM - 9:30 PM League City, TX
September 24, 2022 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat7:00 PM - 8:30 PM New Caney, TX
July 2, 2022 • Rehearsal Dinner
Sat8:00 PM - 9:30 PM Houston, TX
July 4, 2021 • Birthday Party (Kids)
Sun4:00 PM - 5:00 PM La Porte, TX
July 2, 2021 • July 4th Party
Fri1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Houston, TX
May 31, 2021 • Memorial Day Party
Mon12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Houston, TX
May 30, 2021 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sun3:00 PM - 9:00 PM Houston, TX
May 24, 2021 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Mon3:00 PM - 3:15 PM Houston, TX

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