City Park Jazz: Brass Band Extravaganza

Jul 26, 2020



New Orleans 2nd line, Cajun, Creole, Tango and most anything else played while riding in bicycle powered Pedicabs!! Members include Chad Aman on accordion and vocals; Tony Black on washboard, snare and all percussion; Jon Hegel on bari-sax and vocals; Gabe Mervine on trumpet and vocals. With almost 200 years combined experience, these guys represent 20+ of the best bands in the land. Created to make people dance and just flat out party! Pedicab Junction is a one-of-a kind jammin' on the move experience!!

OTONE BRASS BAND (6:00 PM - 6:50 PM)

The Otone Brass Band has been bringing the New Orleans brass band sound to the Rockies for almost 20 years. Their unique blend of original music, high energy, and second line grooves has left audiences so full they have to let out their belt. You may have seen them at the Vail Jazz Fest, Film on the Rocks, the 5 Points Jazz fest, the Estes Park Jazz Fest, the Peoples Fair, the Longmont Jazz Fest, or even at the Democratic National Convention or the Aspen Apres Ski Cocktail Classic. The Otones have shared the stage with such groups as Galactic, Ozomatli, and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band at such venues as Red Rocks, the Blue Bird, the Fox Theater, and the Boulder Theater. With a fully mobile sound the Otones have brought the grooves to parades, pub crawls, marches, weddings, and all the crazy things requiring music on the go.


The Brothers of Brass has its roots in the chance meeting and collaboration of two street performers on The 16th Street Mall in Denver, Colorado. One day in April of 2015 when Khalil Simon and Armando Lopez both set out busk with their street acts Armando heard Khalil's tuba from down the street and approached him hoping to add some much needed bass to his sound. They ended up playing together and collaborated whenever Khalil and the Brothers of Brass were in Denver over the next year and a half. Khalil eventually moved to Denver and since then Brothers of Brass have grown to be a full sized brass band. Over the past few years the band has cultivated a reputation as one of the premier busking actings in the country by following around large jam bands and igniting raging impromptu dance parties on streets and parking lots from coast to coast. Recently Brothers of Brass has played some of the finest stages in Denver including: The Bluebird Theatre, The Gothic Theatre, and Red Rocks! Now they have their sites on taking their sound to venues and festivals across the country. With influences ranging from R&B to southern brass and psychedelic jam rock to trap hip hop, Brothers of Brass boasts a wide musical lexicon with a little something for everyone!