Friday, April 8, 2016

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - Straight Business



"Art is Business" SAVE THAT DATE APRIL 15, 2016

The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble is a family band consisting of seven blood brothers who began their musical training at the tender ages of four and five by their father, jazz trumpeter/band leader Kelan Phil Cohran (Earth, Wind & Fire, Chaka Khan, Sun Ra). The boys went on to form the Phil Cohran Youth Ensemble in 1990. By 1999, the brothers discontinued playing with dad in order to find their own sound, growing into the band now known as Hypnotic Brass Ensemble or HBE. The group’s sound was best put by Fader Magazine’s Edwin Stats, who called their music: “a huge brass bridge of hypnotic polyphony connecting the cosmic jazz of Sun Ra’s Arkestra with the urgency of hip hop, and the sweeping emotional scale of a Curtis Mayfield blaxploitation opus.” Their song, “War” was featured in the movie, The Hunger Games.

CIMMfest is the Chicago International Movies & Music Festival taking place April 13-17, throughout Chicago and featuring over 200+ events of Premiere Films, Filmmaker & Artist Q&A’s, Live Concerts & Scores, Music Showcases, Parties / CIMMcon Industry Conference, Industry Panels, Workshops, Mixers and more!

For more info, full schedule & fest passes visit: cimmfest.org

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*NOTE:
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble / CIMMfest Pass includes General Admission to Hypnotic Brass Ensemble show above, PLUS: 5 days of 200+ events throughout Chicago – Access on a first come first served basis. / Reserved Seats to 5 events (email sent when full lineup set March 1st) / Premiere Films, Filmmaker & Artist Q&A’s, Live Concerts & Scores, Music Showcases, Parties / CIMMcon Industry Conference, Industry Panels, Workshops, Mixers and more!