Lineup Announced for Brazzamatazz Brass Band Festival

KINGSTON – The lineup for the Fourth Annual Brazzamatazz Brass Band Festival at Seed Song Farm has been announced. The festival will take place on July 23rd.

This year’s festival will feature the music of brass bands from across the east coast, whose influences range from traditional second-line music, to Ghanian drumming, to 1970s cumbia. The bands slated to perform feature a wide range of repertoire inspired by musical traditions in West Africa, Eastern Europe, New Orleans, and more.

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The list of confirmed acts is as follows:

  • Ad Hoc Brass Band – (IG) – NYC Brooklyn NOLA Music Band That Wants to Know “Where Y’at?” (Brooklyn)
  • Brass Queens(FB)(IG) – All Female, New Orleans-Inspired Brass Band (Brooklyn)
  • Conical Cacophony Brass Band(FB)(IG) – Fiery Balkan Brass Band with Driving Horns (Boston)
  • Dingonek Street Band – Driving Afrobeat, Ethio-jazz, Funk & Second-Line Music (NYC)
  • Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band(FB)(IG) – A Joyful Mashup of Balkan, Klezmer and Funk, With A Tasteful Thrash of Metal Thrown in for Good Measure (Boston)
  • Kotoko Brass(FB)(IG) – Percussion-Fueled Brass-Fronted Dance Music From Ghana (Boston)
  • Los Cumpleaños – (IG) – Psych Synth Post-Truth Tropical Sounds Played on Percussion, Synth and Trombone (Brooklyn)

We’re excited to invite to return to Seed Song Farm for the fourth year of our annual brass festival at the farm! We’ve curated a very special lineup of bands that cover a wide range of genres, and nothing brings joy like a brass band. We’re all about creating collective effervescence and participatory culture here in Kingston, NY

Matthew “Max” Fass, Creative Director & Executive Producer of Brazzmatazz

Vendors such as The Green Palate, Ram’s Valley and Nancy’s Ice Cream will return for the festival, and other vendors will be added in the weeks ahead.

Other highlights of the festival include:

  • Locally sourced food & drink
  • Farm tours
  • Evening bonfire
  • Community jam
  • Family-friendly fun times
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The organizers are hard at work preparing for the festival including arranging for a performance tent, making visits to Seed Song to plan out the layout of the festival and logistics for festival day, raising funds, recruiting volunteers, coordinating the bands, booking vendors and promoting the festival. They would welcome donations of time, energy, sponsorships of any kind, and/or financial support.

Part of the proceeds from the festival will benefit the 200+ acre Seed Song Farm in Kingston and their affordable Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, educational outreach, summer farm camp and free programs for the community.


Doors to the event open at 2:00 pm and will run until 10:00 pm. For ticketing, and the final lineup, please click the link here.

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