May 26th - Big Smoke Brass Band - Gin & Jazz
Date: May 26th, 2022
Venue: Reid’s Distillery
Doors Open: 7:00PM
Start time: 8:00 PM
End time: 10:00 PM
Born on the streets of Toronto in 2017, Big Smoke Brass is a leading voice in Canada’s brass scene. With hundreds of performances under their belt, the band is equally comfortable on the streets, in clubs, at events, at festivals, or on the road. Since the release of their debut EP, “No Breaks” in 2018, the band has toured eastern Canada, released several singles and music videos, shared stages with international artists, and been featured on a variety of television and web programs. In 2021, Big Smoke Brass released their debut full-length album, “From a Block Away”, as well as a self-produced EP, “Bass Camp”.
The band maintains a busy performance schedule throughout the year, all while endeavouring to spread positivity and foster community with their listeners and the next generation of musicians.
“The crowd didn’t know what they were getting hit with when Big Smoke Brass Band took the stage. Full of horn-driven hits and mashups, there was more going on than we knew how to appreciate in the moment.” - Alex Cook, The East
“Escaping the first-day-of-summer heat by playing in the shade of the Aura building, the Big Smoke Brass offer their powerful, high-energy take on the classic hits and original compositions that fill their repertoire.” - Cole Brocksom, Toronto Jazz
“Big Smoke Brass has a new, refreshing voice in the brass community. Their arrangements demonstrate a thorough knowledge of technique and harmony while maintaining the energy and spontaneity of a rock band. We were happy to have them open for us at one of our Toronto shows, they definitely enhanced the night within their performance. Looking forward to hearing where their originality takes this promising band!” - Josh Holcomb, Lucky Chops
“Talented, energetic and a whole lot of fun, they set the tone for the entire day.” - Private Client
“Throughout the entire booking process they were professional, patient, and willing to work with us to make a dream come true.” - Private Client
Doors open at 7:00 with limited seating and tickets sold in advance.
Price: $5 (all ticket sales go to the artist)
Phone: 416 465-4444