Funky Dawgz Brass Band
The Funky Dawgz Brass Band is exploding onto the live music scene not just in their home state of Connecticut but also across the region, and all the way down to New Orleans. This 10-piece funky groove machine is loaded with high-energy horns and a backbeat that is irresistibly funky. Last summer they blew audiences away at Gathering of the Vibes, on the main stage of the Norwalk Oyster Festival, and at many well-known venues in New York City, Boston, Providence, Hartford, and New Orleans just to name a few. They are taking the music of New Orleans to a whole new level, playing traditional New Orleans R&B, rocking their original music, and adding a brass twist to today’s top hits.
The Funky Dawgz recently immersed themselves in the music and culture of the New Orleans, performing with the likes of Trombone Shorty, the Rebirth Brass Band, Glen David Andrews, the TBC Brass Band, and members of the Soul Rebels Brass Band.
The band is made up of students from the University of Connecticut; each one of them has also participated in the UConn Marching Band. When they’re not playing shows they are giving back to the community. They were originally formed as a vehicle to connect, engage, inspire and rejuvenate music education in Connecticut’s inner city schools. They frequently give performances and master classes to young musicians in elementary, middle, and high schools across the state.
If you have the opportunity to catch one of these eye opening performances, do it. Because once you jump on that groove train you wont be able to stop moving. From the first beat of the bass drum to the last stroke on the snare, the Funky Dawgz Brass Band will always “Shut It Down”.