PitchBlak Brass Band is a ten-piece New York City-based group of composers, producers, artists, rappers, strivers, hustlers, and superstars who came together in fall 2010 and have been rocking neighborhoods from Brooklyn to Harlem ever since. Drawing upon its members' diverse musical backgrounds, styles, and visions, PitchBlak mixes hip-hop and brass to create music that pulses with Afro-Caribbean beats, soaring jazz solos, and mind-melting guitar licks.
PitchBlak has performed at Brooklyn Bowl, Le Poisson Rouge, 92YTribeca, Southpaw, The Shrine, Toronto's NXNE Music Festival, Vermont's legendary Nectar's, The 1st Annual Bob Stewart Tuba Competition (first prize) and most recently completed its first tour of the Northeast. In November 2012, PitchBlak was invited to record at the coveted Converse Rubber Tracks recording studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn with engineer Jason Finkel (The Neptunes, Russ Titelman) and will record a full-length record at Brooklyn's The Bunker with engineer Aaron Nevezie (The Black Keys, Danger Mouse).
Band members are active in community outreach programs and in classrooms throughout the city, teaching and mentoring other young musicians. PitchBlak's members come to the band with an incredible diversity of musical background and training, infusing their hip-hop-driven music with funk, rock, jazz, and classical. The result is a style as fresh as their dreads, shades, and dashikisâ€”rich brass harmonies,lyrical hooks, tongue-twisting raps, and rhythms that make your blood race.