New Orleans style traditional brass band for all occasions!
Your festival, street parade, garden party, wedding, birthday party, boat trip or any other occasion will be jazzed up by J.J.Brass Band.
J.J.Brass Band is a marching version of J.J.Jazzmen, which formed in 2009. Between 2009 – 2011 the band performed at numerous festivals in other European countries, as well as in Czech Republic: Street Parade Celle, Kemptener Jazz Frühling, Jazz Fest Dissen-Bad Rothenfelde, “Schillerwizer” Elbe Dixie – Dresden etc. After a small intermission, it took part in 2017 in the International Dixieland Festival in Pilsen, Czech Republic and also at the Jazz Tage Bülach in Switzerland, where the band performed with big names from around the world: Duke Heitger (New Orleans), Dan Barrett, Nicki Parrott and Stephanie Trick (USA), Engelbert Wrobel and Bernard Flegar (Germany), Australian All Stars, Paolo Alderigi (Italy) etc.
Last significant performance: 48. Internationales Dixieland Festival Dresden 2018
The band was formed by experienced musicians and completed by new talent. The leading cornet player, Jiri Masacek, has invited his two children to the band, who at 14 and 19 years are already mature musicians (Eliska - 2nd cornet, Martin - sousaphone). The band has one international member – Irish bass drum player Neil Power. The focus of the band does not lean on precise arrangements, but on collective improvisation and mature solos by experienced jazzmen. Since some of the band members have direct experience from New Orleans, they know how to flexibly and immediately react in the moment, whether it be to audience behaviour or to the playing of the other band members. According to New Orleans brass band tradition, the band has naturally also a grand marshal, a marching dancer, who leads the band through its street parades.
Barbora Vágnerová - Grand Marshal / voc. * Jiri Masacek – 1st cornet * Eliska Masackova – 2nd cornet / trombone * Josef Pospisil - trombone / voc. * Tomas Cerny – clarinet / sax * Petr Krumphanzl – banjo * Martin Masacek – sousaphone * Milos Kejr – snare drum * Neil Power – bass drum
Video 2019 – Jazz Tage Bülach
Video 2018 - Jazz Cernosice
Video 2018 - Dixie Fest Dresden
Video 2016 - Jazz Cernosice
Video 2017 – Jazz Tage Bülach