The New Basics Brass Band, Columbus’ favorite sousaphone driven, jazz, R&B, funk and groove band makes its debut appearance at Hal and Al’s on Parson’s Avenue in Columbus. Hal and Al’s has supported some live jazz at their locale and this will be another live jazz event this Saturday night. The bar and music venue has hosted a number of live bands and provides one of the better beer selections in the city.
Originally launched in 1995, the sousaphone-driven New Basics Brass Band layers jazz, R&B, New Orleans funk, and groove sounds to produce party music for the masses. Whether at their frequent regional club appearances or festival dates such as South By Southwest and Montreux Music Festival Atlanta, crowds stay on their feet and beg for more.
Other notable performances include Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Jazz & Ribs Festival, Columbus Arts Festival, Lancaster Festival, and Rhythm On The River. NBBB has shared the stage with several national acts including Dirty Dozen Brass Band, CJ Chenier, NRBQ, Los Lobos, Rebirth Brass Band, Drums & Tuba and Galactic.