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Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

  • Des Moines Performing Arts Center
  • Address: 222 Walnut Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
  • April 22, 2017
  • MFrom: 01:00 PM to 03:30 PM
  • Price: $10
Overview

The HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE is a family band consisting of seven blood brothers who began their musical training at the tender ages of four and five by their father, jazz trumpeter/band leader Kelan Phil Cohran (EARTH, WIND, & FIRE, CHAKA KHAN, SUN RA). The boys went on to form the PHIL COHRAN YOUTH ENSEMBLE in 1990. 

The group’s sound was best put by Fader Magazine’s Edwin Stats who called the band’s music: “a huge brass bridge of hypnotic polyphony connecting the cosmic jazz of Sun Ra’s Arkestra with the urgency of hip-­hop and the sweeping emotional scale of a Curtis Mayfield blaxploitation opus.”

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble