Babyface Brass Live at New Brighton Park
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- Mixed Ensemble
Babyface Brass got together at New Brighton Park to play a set of danceable upbeat music as folks walked their dogs, enjoyed the sun, or stopped by to see who was making all the racket!
Bolstered by the tap dancing duo of Rhys and Roy, also known as From The Sole, Babyface rips through jazz classics and original tunes with solo battles, freestyle lyricism, and a healthy dose of never quite knowing what’s going to happen next.
Enjoy the show, and remember to wash your hands!
Kenan Bear – Drums, Vocals
Charlie Marie – Vocals
Jen Davidson – Alto Sax
Mike WT Allen – Tenor Sax
Ashton Sweet – Bari Sax, Trumpet
Adam Farnsworth – Accordion
Alex Taylor – Bass
Rhys Arrieta, Roy Kuo – Dancers
Kimit Sekhon – Camera
Strasbourg St Denis – Roy Hargrove
I Feel Like Funkin It Up – Rebirth Brass Band
Boom Bap – Kenan Bear
It Don’t Mean A Thing – Duke Ellington
Hold On I’m Comin – Sam & Dave
Babyface Brass has been busking with high energy and danceable music on the streets of Vancouver for over 10 years. We play a modern and exciting mix of jazz, world music, New Orleans second line, hip hop, and funk. Defying expectations, musical genres and bylaws Babyface Brass is Vancouver’s premier street jazz and party band with an ensemble that regularly ranges from 4 to 12 people including horns, drums, bass, and tap dancers. Babyface Brass is led by experienced working local musicians, Ashton Sweet, Mike WT Allen, Kenan Sungur, Dave Taylor, and Rhys Arrieta.
The band has performed at festivals such as Arts Wells, Quadrapalooza, and Woodstove, while also being spotted at local venues like the Vancouver Playhouse, the Imperial, Vancouver City Hall, monthly performances at Cafe Deux Soleils, and the 2011 Hockey Riot. We have appeared on CBC Newshour, Co-op Radio, and in the Vancouver Sun, yet remain Vancouver’s best kept secret at the corner of Granville and Georgia!