After a brief hiatus—necessary to recharge our creative juices, do some site updates, craft a new press packet, shuffle our newest album through production, and do some personal housekeeping—the Half Dozen Brass Band is proud to announce that we are back in business once more!
Lots of exciting stuff has been happening while we were away. Here are just a few highlights…
- Umcolisi Terrell. We cannot tell you how humbled we are to have Umcolisi Terrell, our newest tenor saxophone player, join HDBB. Umcolisi has sat in with us on several occasions, and each time we’ve been blown away. Welcome aboard, buddy!
- Private gigs. We’ve been staying busy on the private circuit, too!
- Site updates. A lot of the content on the site needed an overhaul, including our personnel page, our buzz page, our press kit (seen above), and our recordings page. Which brings us to…
- Cold Six. You can now listen to samples of our latest album on our site, buy it from CDBaby, buy it from Amazon, or buy it on iTunes. We’re very proud of our latest creation, and we hope you enjoy!
See you soon…!
Hi, everyone! As you may know, I am now the Assistant Director of Bands at Collins Hill High School over in Suwanee. Half Doz will be performing a set during our annual fund-raiser, “Taste of Collins Hill” this Friday, Feb 22. The event is from 6-9 and you can get more info by visiting the Collins Hill Bands website found here: http://www.chhsband.org/Pages/default.aspx
The Jazz Bands from Collins Hill High School will be performing, along with our Winterguard groups and our competition indoor drum line. There will be several items up for grabs in our silent auction, and you will be able to sample 10 “tastes” from more than 30 participating restaurants.
Please come out and help Half Dozen support the bands of Collins Hill High School. You’ll have a GREAT time, hear some GREAT music, and leave with a very happy tummy!
HDBB will be providing support for organ luminary Ike Stubblefield on Mardi Gras (2/12/13)—the same day we’ll also be officially releasing our second album, Cold Six! Join us at the Melting Point in Athens for an awesome evening of funky tunes!
We’ll open the show at 8:00 pm, followed by the headliner: Ike’s Mardi Gras Band featuring June Yamagishi (from Papa Grows Funk and the HBO series Treme). As you know, we’ve been finalizing our album for some time, and this is our first public Athens show in quite a while!
Get your tickets here—$10 in advance, $13 the day of the show.
Until Tuesday, enjoy this free video preview of one of the tracks on Cold Six!