Hypnotic Brass Ensemble brings their signature hip-hop jazz to Nashville Feb 14

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (HBE) bring their fresh and funky jazz sounds to Nashville for the first time for an evening of unforgettable music at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s James K. Polk Theater on Feb. 14, 2018.


Tickets go on sale on Friday, Sep. 29, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at TPAC.org, by phone at 615-782-4040, and at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick St., in downtown Nashville.


The seven sons of jazz trumpeter/band leader Phil Cohran (Earth, Wind, and Fire, Chaka Khan) carry on his musical legacy in the brass band tradition in HBE with generous doses of hip hop, soul and funk, creating an intoxicating and boisterous musical blend that is sure to delight jazz enthusiasts and a new generation of music lovers.


Together the brothers of Hypnotic Brass Ensemble have toured throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and South America playing with everyone from Prince, Mos Def, Mick Jones (The Clash) and Damon Albarn (Blur, Gorillaz). They’ve performed at Coachella, WOMAD AU, Lincoln Center, The Sydney Opera House and Carnegie Hall, and their song, “War” was featured in the blockbuster hit movie, “Hunger Games.”


Now celebrating 10 years of touring internationally as independent artists, the band quietly released “Sound, Rhythm and Form” in 2016 as a special treat for their loyal fans. Hypnotic Brass Ensemble continues to create and record and are currently working on the forthcoming “Bad Boys of Jazz” LP.


If You Go:

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

Feb. 14, 2018

7:30 p.m.

TPAC’s James K. Polk Theater

505 Deaderick St.






Performance schedule, prices, and cast are subject to change without notice. Institutional sponsors for TPAC include Nissan North America and Coca-Cola. TPAC is a nonprofit arts organization funded in part by support from the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission. TPAC reminds ticket buyers that the only official place to buy tickets online is TPAC.org.