Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (2015)

Chicago, IL

Perhaps it’s because of their devil-may-care attitude towards elitist genre conventions that the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble are often called “The Bad Boys of Jazz.” But then again, it might just be their roaring talent and marathon-intensity live shows. Deftly moving from jazz to funk, hip-hop and beyond, the only predictable thing about this band is that they tear the house down.