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Long Trail live: The Brighton Beat
Friday, June 2, 2017 @ 9:30 pm, City Hall Stage | Free
The Brighton Beat is a unique and engaging spectacle for all ages. Influences range from Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, to modern cutting-edge NYC Jazz with a heavy helping of classic New Orleans brass band Funk. Performing up and down the East coast since 2010, the band has developed a style of performance that uniquely engages the audience and is fun for the whole family. Positive, uplifting, danceable music is a trademark of The Brighton Beat sound. Instrumental songs that feature room for the horn section to improvise anchor the band’s set, but the show often includes guest vocalists, audience participation, group sing-a-longs and even the occasional circus act.
Currently performing in support of their critically acclaimed 3rd full-length release “Hear and Now” available worldwide, The Brighton Beat have performed with and opened for many incredible artists such as Femi Kuti, Roy Hargrove, The Soul Rebels, March Forth Marching Band and Big Mean Sound Machine just to name a few. Numerous live engagements have received great acclaim in their hometown of NYC at The Brooklyn Bowl, The Blue Note, Joe’s Pub, Rockwood Music Hall, Club Bona-Fide and many more. The band has been ecstatic to build a strong following and community all over New England and have recently been honored to be featured as headliners of The Peekskill Jazz Fest and The Clayton jazz Fest, and featured in many other national festivals.
Faculty of Berklee, New England Conservatory, NYU, Broadway pit musicians, top call session players, and world touring musicians all call The Brighton Beat there own, their home and heart. The fruit of their lifelong passion for music art and entertainment is presented each night on stage for all to experience and be inspired by. This passion, honesty and positive music is deeply necessary in our current cultural climate. This family truly believes in the power of music, and all it can bring.