The Free Label
This event is part of Canadian Music Week for more info / set times check out cmw.net/music
Line up Subject to change
LowDown Brass Band (LDB) deftly synthesizes the gritty sounds of Chicago with the high energy second-line 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 appearance at The 2017 Chicago Jazz Festival, LowDown maintains a constant performing and touring schedule throughout North America. Recently performing with Dan Deacon at Lagunitas Beer Circus 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 is now set to begin the next chapter with the release of their 5th self-produced full length studio album "LowDown Breaks." This new offering steps deeper into refining their unique sound, combining the hip hop sound with multiple world music and jazz styles.
“If you can’t be safe, be spectacular” a phrase setting the tone for Mel Monaco, a Canadian singer, songwriter, pianist, and guitarist born in Northern, Ontario. Mel takes on the world and learns from every experience she has turning them into lyrical memories… which led her
to “These Are Just Suggestions” the second CD released April 2015. The release hosts “Single Again”- 2016 Niagara Music Award “Music Video Of The Year”. As an independent artist, Mel captured her fans by releasing the 2016 Mel Monaco Pin Up Calendar, the funding project for the music video.
Back with popular demand, the 2017 Mel Monaco Pin Up Calendar launched November 20th, 2017, also support of her latest single “Hold Me Back”. Following that Mel launched “Falling For The Third Time” Monaco’s full length album released in August 2017, followed by her 2018 Mel Monaco Motivational Pin Up Calendar supporting the next big video “Untameable” releasing February 3rd, 2018. Keep an eye and ear out for Mel Monaco in 2018. More music and more Mel Monaco.
Thu May 10 2018 8:00 PM Doors