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Book Funky Butt Brass Band for an Unforgettable Musical Experience!
Looking to add some pizzazz and soul to your upcoming event? Look no further than the Funky Butt Brass Band! With their dynamic sound and energetic performances, this award-winning band has been delighting crowds since 2008.Book Us!
Whether you’re planning a wedding reception, corporate event, birthday party, or any other celebration, the Funky Butt Brass Band is the perfect choice. Their unique blend of New Orleans brass, Motown, soul, blues and R&B is guaranteed to get your guests on their feet and dancing the night away.
With a body of work that includes six critically acclaimed albums, the Funky Butt Brass Band has garnered numerous accolades and awards over the years. They’ve been named St. Louis’ Best Jazz Band multiple times, and have been featured in a variety of music festivals and events across the country.
So why should you choose the Funky Butt Brass Band for your event? Aside from their impressive resume, the band members themselves are some of the most talented and passionate musicians you’ll ever meet. They are dedicated to preserving the traditions of New Orleans brass band music while adding their own unique flavor to every performance.
Whether you’re a longtime fan of brass band music or simply looking for something new and exciting to liven up your event, the Funky Butt Brass Band is the perfect choice. So why wait? Book them now and get ready to experience a night of music and fun that you and your guests will never forget.
Cody Henry is the newest member of FBBB. He currently teaches jazz trombone at his alma mater, Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville, where he studied jazz and received a Bachelors and Masters. Cody believes versatility is a strength as a professional musician and therefore plays a variety of instruments in a variety of styles from jazz and classical to hip-hop and R&B. Along with performing, he is an active jazz clinician, having contributed to Jazz St. Louis, the Birch Creek Music Academy, and the Jim Widner summer jazz camps. He also plays trombone with Wally’s Warehouse Waifs and tuba, with Adam Hucke, in Sophisticated Babies. Cody lives in High Ridge, Missouri with his wife, Tami (also a trombonist!) and their two children.
Originally hailing from Millstadt, Illinois, Adam is an Assistant Professor of Music at Southwestern Illinois College teaching various music courses and directing the SWIC Jazz Ensemble. Along with playing trumpet and singing in FBBB, Adam performs with Sophisticated Babies, Musica SLESA, Street Fighting Band, Slam and other St. Louis area bands. In his free time, Adam also enjoys cooking, playing the ukulele, quaffing good beer and laughing a minimum of 400 times a day.
By day, Ron is a mild-mannered band director and college percussion instructor. By night, he’s a freelance musician, composer and arranger. He is married to Catie, and they live in bucolic Jefferson County with their three lovely daughters. Besides drumming with FBBB and his many teaching responsibilities, Ron stays busy playing rubboard and percussion with the Boudin Brothers Band and the Southside Creole Playboys. He is also an accomplished jazz vibraphonist and is endorsed by Lewi® Customs Cajons and Vic Firth Sticks and Mallets.
Aaron’s musical history goes back to his great-grandfather Pryor Thurman, a hell of a hand on fiddle. At 12, he discovered the trombone and became a “not quite” child prodigy. He was accepted into the music program at SE Missouri State, which led to playing with such legends as Clark Terry, The Temptations and Rufus Thomas. In addition to Funky Butt Brass Band, Aaron plays outlaw country music with Cooter & Hoss (featuring original FBBB member Ben Reece) and provides trombone firepower with various bands around town. With his wonderful wife Erica, young rowdy sons Milo and Hank and a burgeoning musical career, Aaron considers himself one of the luckiest guys on Earth.
Tim experienced Mardi Gras in the late ’70s and attended his first-of-many Jazzfests in 1989, beginning a long-standing love affair with New Orleans music, food and culture. In his non-musical life, he is an award-winning advertising writer/creative director who has created many memorable commercials. In addition to the FBBB, Tim plays guitar and sings with the Boudin Brothers Band. He grew up Harbor Springs, Michigan, a beautiful little town on the shores of Little Traverse Bay, and has a degree in English from Miami (Ohio) University. Tim and his lovely wife Liz live in the Tower Grove Heights neighborhood of St. Louis with a dog (hers) and cat (his) who are trying their very best to get along.
A native of Belleville, Illinois, Austin’s passion for music began at the tender age of eight when he began guitar lessons. Three years later, he picked up the saxophone, which would prove to be his most innate vehicle for musical expression. Having recently attained a Master’s degree in Jazz Studies from Northern Illinois University, Austin is heavily schooled in the craft of jazz saxophone; however, his personal tastes and playing experiences are much more eclectic. Aside from jazz, he is an avid fan of classic Motown, Soul, Funk, Rock, R&B, and many other genres. Austin currently supplements his gigging income by teaching private woodwind lessons in and around the greater St. Louis area.
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