The Jefferson Street Parade Band first hit the streets in the spring of 2009. They dig in to songs and rhythms from West Africa, New Orleans, Eastern Europe, and the vastness of Latin America. You may hear them moving up the street, in a club, at a wedding or at your funeral.
Weaving together many international influences, Jefferson St. Parade Band brings bombastic beats & brass to the people. A fully mobile party band, JSPB features an innovative drum line and a rich horn section. And their guitarist and bassist play through custom made Ghostbusters-style portable backpack amps.
JSPB walks a rare line: This brass band is at home playing jazz, world, and jam band festivals, tailgates, punk shows, schools, microbreweries, weddings, funerals, art museums, flea markets, groceries, and convention centers… Their unique combination of virtuosic horn solos, polyrhythm, and face-melting bass and guitar work has the ability to get rockers, toddlers, and seniors up and dancing.
They have enjoyed success performing at Groove Fest (CO), Crash Detroit, HONK!TX, TEDxIndianapolis, Lotus World Music and Arts Festival (IN), Custer Fair (IL), The Wedge Brewery (NC), and The Blue Nile in New Orleans. Jefferson St. Parade Band has shared the bill with nationally-recognized acts The Soul Rebels, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Moon Hooch, and My Brightest Diamond. They’ve collaborated on recordings with Asthmatic Kitty recording artist DM Stith, and former tUnE-yArDs vocalist Moira Smiley.