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The best kept secret in music



For Recordings:

"...the song writing is impressive. One thing that's pretty amazing about New Basics is th fact that the songs are catchy, singable and posess what is commonly referred to as a 'phat groove.' But the band members pay respect to their jazz roots without getting uppity about it. Very refreshing."
-Cringe Magazine review of Generous Portions

"... the New Basics tweak the nouveau-New Orleans marching band formula with sound bites, sampling, myriad musical quotes, and an abundant sense of humor added to a clean multidimensional sound..."
-Columbus Dispatch review of Generous Portions

"New Basics Brass Band's five song EP is the best Christmas disk to cross my CD player this season because- and this is important- the jazzy combo knows how to have fun on stage and in the studio... Each performance is a delight, emphasized by accomplished performances and solos."
- Columbus Alive review of Shake Christmas

For Live Performances:

"The band was a big hit on Saturday night at a crowded Oldfield' On High..."
- The Other Paper

"Especially rewarding in live performance..."
- Columbus Dispatch

"My new favorite local group... always-hot..."
- The Other Paper

" In person, the band members are an affable, modest group of musicians. On stage, the six strike a mix of relaxed showmanship and impressive technique. Arrangements are executed with close precision, solos are passed on and received with deliberate confidence. All this this leaves the listener with a sense of cool professionalism."
- Columbus Alive
- nbbb


1997 Generous Portions (featuring members of Dirty Dozen Brass band)

1999 Snakes & Arrows Soundtrack

2001 Shake Christmas (5 song Holiday EP)

2001 The Gift (CD Compilation to bebfit Columbus Coalition for the Homeless)

2005 Good Times Are Likely



Originally launched in 1995, the sousaphone-driven New Basics Brass Band layers jazz, R&B, New Orleans funk, and groove sounds to produce party music for the masses.

Whether at their frequent regional club appearances or festival dates such as South By Southwest and Montreux Music Festival Atlanta, crowds stay on their feet and beg for more.

Other notable performances include Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Jazz & Ribs Festival, Columbus Arts Festival, Lancaster Festival, and Rhythm On The River. NBBB has shared the stage with several national acts including Dirty Dozen Brass Band, CJ Chenier, NRBQ, Los Lobos, Rebirth Brass Band, Drums & Tuba and Galactic.

Experience NBBB for yourself. Get dirty. See why they're hard to ignore and it's hard to stand still.