Dupont Brass DC Music Rocks


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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: DuPont Brass / Duuu-Pont Br-ass

Recommended if you like: The Roots

Story behind your band/artist name: Our name came from our days of being a busking band and actually playing out at DuPont Circle/Metro during our undergraduate days to raise money for tuition.

Band Members: Isaac Bell IV, Deacon Izzy, VOCALS & MC / Anthony Daniel, Tony1Kenobii, Trumpet & Music Director / Jared Bailey, MK Zulu, Trumpet & MC / Jarvis Hooper, Jarvy Dent, Trombone / Matt Thompson, Trombone / Brent Gossett, Bass Heavy Slims, Sousaphone / Stan Banks, Stan Da Man, Drumset / Joe Wilson, Jeauxsmeaux, Keyboard / DeAnte Haggerty-Willis, Turn Up DeAnte, Guitar

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC :   DC, we are all currently spread all throughout DC and MD

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Anything else we should know, or you want to share: DuPont Brass is an eclectic, soulful, brass ensemble hailing from the D.C. Metropolitan Area. Originally composed of five music majors from Howard University trying to raise money for tuition during the Christmas season, DuPont Brass has now grown to a 9-piece ensemble consisting of brass and a rhythm section. Gaining popularity from playing at local Metro stations, DuPont Brass started out professionally playing for local weddings, banquets, and other private events. Thanks to the foundation laid in their earlier years, DuPont Brass has had the opportunity to perform in conjunction with the D.C. Jazz Festival and on the prestigious Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. Touching the hearts of the community with their heartwarming testimony, DuPont Brass has been featured on WTOP's “Live at Five” twice and featured in the Washington Post Newspaper five times. Being trained in both classical and contemporary music, the young group has developed a sound that mixes varied genres of music, including jazz, hip-hop, and R&B. Overall, the mission of DuPont Brass is to uplift the spirits of people with their music, not just in the DMV area, but across the world. 

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Main Genre: Hip Hop

Other Genres: R&B, Soul, Funk, Indie, Jazz, Rap