L Train Brass Band

Brasswick 2022
Artistic Discipline: Music
Category: Brooklyn Arts Fund
Grant Year: 2022
Location: Bushwick

Brasswick 2022 is an annual celebration of community, creation, connection, and brass music. The festival features the live music and creativity of local bands to bring the joy of brass music to people's ears, and the feel of the beat to their feet! The L Train Brass Band (LTBB) serves the NYC community by providing a truly unique, engaging—and most importantly, fun—experience for adult musicians of all experience levels. This nonprofit community organization is composed of nearly 100 diversely talented musicians who are genuinely excited by the opportunity to play anywhere and everywhere, covering a wide variety of music, from pop and hip-hop—to funk and traditional NOLA jazz—to eclectic original charts. LTBB embodies a music for life ethos by empowering busy adults to pick up an instrument and make music within a safe, structured environment that promotes creative self-expression and welcomes individuals from all musical backgrounds and walks of life.

Photo by Daniel Beadle, 2022