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Cleveland's newest experimental second-line, afrobeat, new jack swing, free-range, certified organic, fully-operational shape-shifting brass band.
The Revolution Brass Band is an explosive 8 piece group founded in 2010 in the pubs of Cleveland, OH by Jacob Wynne and the late John Kuegeler. Their spark of inspiration begins with the New Orleans tradition of "second-line" funerals and the festivities of Mardi Gras, but is filtered through an urban, 21st century sensibility. Each member of the group is solely dedicated to music through performing, composing, teaching, recording, and producing, in addition to playing in situations that range from swing dances to musical theatre to avant-garde free-for-alls, with the occasional commercial recording session or symphony orchestra gig thrown into the mix.
A wide variety of influences color the band's repertoire, including the classic sounds of Motown, Stax (and all of the great soul/R&B labels of yesteryear), Earth Wind and Fire, James Brown, Fela Kuti, the Rebirth Brass Band, Freddie Hubbard, Bob Dylan, Charles Mingus, antique American spirituals and folk songs, Ornette Coleman, Charles Ives, and many more. In addition to performing original, unique arrangements, the Revolution Brass Band is also dedicated to performing original compositions from within the band.
The intersection of these elements results in a unique sonic experience.
Revolution Brass Band is:
Jacob Wynne: Trumpet
Kris "skinnyk" Morron: Trombone
Dan Wenninger: Tenor Saxophone
Steve Zombory: Alto Saxophone
David Kasper: Baritone Saxophone
Cutty: Sousaphone, The Root
Tim Lane: Drums
Matt Hadaway: Percussion