Wednesday Nooner: Element Brass Band

Wednesday Nooner: Element Brass Band

Wednesday Nooner: Element Brass Band

Date: February 11, 2015

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New Orleans second line brass band

12 pm

The University Union Redwood Room



Sacramento State’s University Union UNIQUE Programs is pleased to announce a Wednesday Nooner concert featuring Element Brass Band. The concert will be hosted at the University Union Redwood Room on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 12 pm. This event is free for students and the general public.

When Sacramento trumpeter Ryan Robertson traveled to New Orleans, LA in 2010, he knew that he had found a new home and calling. Robertson immersed himself in New Orleans’ rich culture and became fascinated with the local music, finding work playing in several local brass bands. When Robertson returned to his hometown of Sacramento in 2011, he brought the music of New Orleans with him. He quickly rallied some of Sacramento’s top aspiring musicians, and the Element Brass Band was born. Robertson could not get New Orleans out of his blood and soon returned to the Crescent City to further his music career, passing the bandleader torch to saxophonist Byron Colborn.

Second line music is most common in New Orleans, but with the efforts of groups like the Element Brass Band, second line is reaching appreciative audiences well beyond its traditional boundaries. Second line music is being played both nationally and internationally. Element Brass Band is the premier brass band in Sacramento, CA and one of the only truly authentic second line bands on the West Coast.

Also known as E.B.B., the Element Brass Band has performed at many Festivals including the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee, the Davis Jazz Festival and the Loomis Eggplant Festival. E.B.B. has performed throughout the Sacramento area at such venues as JB’s Lounge, The Shady Lady, The Press Club, Old Ironsides, and The Torch Club.

All ages permitted. No alcohol sold or permitted at venue.

UNIQUE Programs and The University Union

Free parking after 6:30 pm on the 6th floor of Parking Structure III.

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Individuals needing reasonable accommodations must contact us within 5 business days of the event at or (916) 278-3928.

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