- June 23, 2022
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
A JazzFest favourite is back! We can’t get enough of these guys!
The Heavyweights Brass Band hits hard with its seasoned blend of groove, energy, virtuosity, and originality! For over a decade, this Toronto-based, New Orleans-inspired brass institution has brought theatre-goers to their feet and club-goers to the dance floor with an inspiring blend of original music and unexpected covers.
Their music has been featured on film, commercials, radio, and television and they have performed and recorded with the best in the game from percussion legend Giovanni Hidalgo to NOLA legends Roger Lewis of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Joe Lastie of Preservation Hall fame. Their extensive touring experience has given them the opportunity to share the stage with the likes of Trombone Shorty, The Roots, and The Soul Rebels, among many others.
In a genre typically represented by groups twice its size, this powerhouse quintet punches above its weight and always delivers the feel-good, let-loose energy that leaves audiences clamouring for one more song!
The band is in town for two days, with several performances, so don’t miss this great opportunity!
The Heavyweights Brass Band is John Pittman on trumpet, Paul Metcalfe on saxophone, RJ Satchithananthan on trombone, Tom Richards on tuba and Lowell Whitty on drums.