Hot 8 Brass Band

Hot 8 Brass Band

The Hot 8 Brass Band has been central to New Orleans street music for over a decade. Founded by Benny Pete in 1995, the band has played in traditional Second Line parades- hosted each Sunday afternoon by a Social Aid and Pleasure Club- ever since. The Hot8 are famous for playing all day in the sun, then hopping to a club gig and playing through the night. But even more than their boundless energy, what makes the Hot 8 special are the sounds they coax from their well-loved, well-worn horns. ... more