Lowdown Brass Band, Shareef Keyes & The Groove, Black Alley

CEG & Nolafunk Presents

Lowdown Brass Band

Shareef Keyes & The Groove

Black Alley

Fri · July 12, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$15

Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

Lowdown Brass Band
Lowdown Brass Band
LowDown Brass Band (LDB) deftly synthesizes the gritty sounds of Chicago with the high energy street beat of the Crescent City. LDB brandishes a powerful brass frontline of trumpets, trombones, saxophones, with a funky backline of drums and sousaphone. Combining the poetic ferocity of Billa Camp with stellar vocal harmonies, adventurous improvisation, movement, and grooves, LDB creates an infectious and diverse sound that has something for every listener.

Fresh off their headlining set at The 2018 Montreal Jazz Festival, LowDown maintains a constant performing and touring schedule throughout North America. Recent performances include the Lagunitas Beer Circus, Chicago Jazz Fest, Frendly Gathering, Alaska's Salmon Fest, Chicago's Do-Division Fest, Wakarusa, Cotai Jazz Fest, and a annual residency at Shoe Fest.
Following an ambitious project titled LowDown Sounds, that included a critically acclaimed cameo by Roy Ayers on the track Everybody Loves The Sunshine, LowDown Brass Band is now touring their 2018 hip hop release titled LowDown Breaks featuring MC Billa Camp. This new record steps deeper into refining their unique sound, combining hip hop breaks with live soul samples and deep cut grooves.
Shareef Keyes & The Groove
Shareef Keyes & The Groove
Self-produced contemporary R&B/funk artist Shareef Keyes with a flair for spellbinding melody and infectious live performances. From his recording studio in Downtown Brooklyn, NY, Keyes draws inspiration from the likes of Janelle Monáe, James Brown and Raphael Saadiq to produce rhythms that get us out of our seats and on to the floor.

Together with his band The Groove, Keyes tapped Ghostface Killah to release "Spaghetti Fettuccini", a single from his 2018 debut album, Cooking Something. In late 2018, ShareefKeyes & the Groove released a follow-up EP titled 'My Mood', a stripped-down exploration of Keyes' contemporary R&B influences. 'My Mood' was universally well-received, propelling Keyes to a regional U.S. tour and earning him spotlight from notable corporate partners. "Spreading happiness through funk music" is Keyes' humble mission statement. For those who have experienced the fervor of The Groove firsthand, it's safe to say that is only the beginning.
Black Alley
Black Alley
Birthed in Southeast DC, Black Alley is known for pushing the art of music to its rhythmic limits. Determined to create a unique musical elixir, Black Alley takes the finest ingredients of hip-hop, soul, and rock to create their own genre-bending sound called #HoodRock. Each band member surrenders to the union of sounds, making each musician essential to the workability and funkability of the collective, known as Black Alley.

Black Alley is one of the most followed, trendsetting and sought-after music groups hailing from the nation's capital. With endorsements from national recording artists such as Grammy Award nominee Raheem DeVaughn, Hip Hop standouts Common, Big KRIT & Wale, and legendary musicians Doug E. Fresh and Sheila E, Black Alley is untouchable, striving to rock harder and heavier each time they unite and contribute to the greater good of music.
Venue Information:
Bowery Electric
327 Bowery
New York, NY, 10003
http://www.theboweryelectric.com/