Brass Knuckle Brass Band is a sweaty late-night party for anyone who knows a sousaphone is tougher than a bass guitar. Think whiskey dripping from trombone spit-valves; think drummers with callouses on their callouses. Think a crusty bari sax belting at the Big Easy from the wrong hemisphere and you're getting the idea. First thrown together for a one-off Wednesday night jazz gig in Canberra, BKBB has performed at Falls Festival and Woodford Folk Festival, and opened for international heavyweights Jon Cleary, Charles Bradley and Fred Wesley. Equally comfortable playing New Orleans second lines and heavy hip-hop beats, the group has become a go-to live band for the ACT's best rappers, performing and recording with Citizen Kay, Coda Conduct, the Ansah Brothers, Hayds and Roshambo.


Amazing jazz pianist Wayne Kelly has been a professional musician for over 30 years and is by now really good. He has played or recorded with international jazz stars including Wynton Marsalis, Rodney Whitaker, Roy Hargrove, Walter Blanding, Marcus Printup, Eric Alexander, Andrew Gander, Dale Barlow, and Don Burrows.

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