Original compositions inspired by the music of the Balkans, New Orleans, and other brass bands from around the world.
Half serious as a heart attack and half hilarious with enough singular clevernesses to provoke a college course in the study of them” - Mark Tucker, FAME
The music of Cocek! Brass Band is influenced by Eastern-European and New Orleans dance songs, Afrobeat, Klezmer, and elements of reggae and Western classical pieces. Bandleader Sam Dechenne started the ensemble in the Winter of 2014 and composes all the music for the band.
Dance music for those seeking something new and unique, contemplative Old World melodies that hark to a lost era and catchy riffs that will have you singing along and tapping your foot all night long.
They’ve released two full-length albums and in 2018 put out a new single every month, each one featuring a guest artist from across the country. Painters, instrumentalists, designers, cartoonists, singers, and electronic producers were each featured throughout the year in this one-of-a-kind project.
In performance spaces ranging from hollowed out warehouses and art spaces in Boston and NYC to the Kennedy Center in D.C., The Burlington Discover Jazz Festival, WorldFest in Louisville, KY, and the 11th Annual NY Gypsy Music Festival, Cocek! can be found sprinkling their magic dust on audience members all over the world.
Simply put…a party you don’t want to miss!
The event is free, open to the public, and in-person, with live streaming.