Piccolo Spoleto at Nexton
June 2, 5:00pm
Empire Strikes Brass
Born on the streets of Asheville, NC, Empire Strikes Brass smacks down the stereotype of a brass band with its globe-spanning fusion of Old School Funk, Ska, Southern Rock, Alt Country, Hip Hop, Boogaloo and New Orleans Jazz. Along with wall-to-wall horn power, ESB can be counted on for face-melting guitar solos, lush vocal harmonies and powerful drums, bass, keyboards and more. And they’re no stranger to festivals, performing at the South Carolina Jazz and Heritage Festival and the Big What?
Sammy Miller and the Congregation
“Joyful jazz” best describes the music of Grammy®-nominated drummer, singer and bandleader Sammy Miller and his ensemble, the Congregation. A Los Angeles native with a master’s from The Julliard School, Sammy has gathered a troupe of equally accomplished musicians. Independently, the band members have performed and recorded with notable artists including Wynton Marsalis, Lady Gaga and Queen Latifah at venues including the White House, Lincoln Center and the Hollywood Bowl. Together, they craft jazz that just feels good.
Piccolo Spoleto at Nexton is produced by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the Town of Summerville.