Brass Volcanoes

Energetic brass jazz band for hire

The Brass Volcanoes are a funky, energetic brass / jazz band from London formed and led by Graham Hughes. Brass and saxophones backed by drums and a sousaphone play a repertoire (including many original compositions) conjuring up the sounds from New Orleans, Latin America, Caribbean, Eastern European, funk, blues, jazz and more.

One of the most entertaining and enjoyable gigs I've ever been to

Birmingham Jazz Festival
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Brass Volcanoes's Bio

The Brass Volcanoes are a funky, energetic brass / jazz band from London formed and led by Graham Hughes. Brass and saxophones backed by drums and a sousaphone play a repertoire (including many original compositions) conjuring up the sounds from New Orleans, Latin America, Caribbean, Eastern European, funk, blues, jazz and more.

Since forming in 2007 the band has built up quite a following. They have appeared at festivals across the country – from Cornwall to Durham and many places in between.  Recently they appeared in Stratford playing for the Olympics and Paralympics. Individually the musicians have played internationally with a multitude of bands. The Brass Volcanoes brings them together in a fabulous mixing pot of fun, spontaneity and funkyness!

A few quotes about the band…

“ you were all completely awesome! thank you so much for coming down to our little backwater. everyone loved you all and we want to get you back” – Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre

“saw you in Victoria Square earlier today, you rocked the place! One of the most entertaining and enjoyable gigs I’ve ever been to, and have said so on my page. Will definitely catch you again some time :)” – Birmingham Jazz Festival

“They made my day with their enthusiastic, infectious vibe.  Thanks a lot” – Keswick Jazz Festival

“Loved, loved, LOVED this gig tonight – you were all amazing! X”

“Was privileged to see The Brass Volcanoes album launch this evening at The Crypt in St Martin In The Field. I absolutely adore these guys, and they are amazing live. If you are interested in some downright funky New Orleans/Latin spicy jazz then check them out”

“…, it was absolutely brilliant having you there and the music was fantastic. It was a highlight of a wonderful day for us…”

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