North Beach Brass Band
San Francisco’s talented North Beach Brass Band is both a traditional brass band playing early jazz and golden standards and an electrified funky jazz act playing classic blues, Motown and soul tunes. Band leader Ed Ivey and his nine-piece lineup of sax, trumpet, trombone, tuba/bass, drums, piano and guitar features one of SF’s standout soul singers, Emma Jean Foster, who is a principal singer in the Glide Memorial church choir. North Beach Brass Band covers almost every American genre, from Louis Armstrong’s favorites to danceable covers of Seventies hits from legends like Aretha Franklin, Jimmy Reed, Buddy Guy, War, Hugh Masakela, The Meters, Jobim, and Miles Davis. Get get a brass band in the mix and everyone starts smiling!