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Parades / Festivals


The Jack Brass Band has been performing in community parades for over 15 years, as parades are a cornerstone of the New Orleans brass band tradition.  Based on our instrumentation, we require NO parade vehicle or float - and simply entertain the crowd while stolling down the street playing "Feel-Good Music."


The high energy brass and drums are always a hit with all ages of spectators, as well as parade participants and coordinators alike.


Typical tune selections include:


  • Grazin in the Grass

  • Mardi Gras in New Orleans

  • I Feel Like Funkin' It Up

  • My Feet Can't Fail Me Now

  • L'il Liza Jane

  • When the Saints Go Marching In



"Jack Brass Band - the band that gives you the biggest (and loudest) bang for your buck! This thunderous high-energy band is guaranteed to get the crowd up off the curb and moving to the beat. Book them now before someone else does. " - Minnesota State Fair


"I have been pleased to have the Jack Brass Band participate in the Oakdale Summerfest Parade for the six years I have been Parade Coordinator.  They give a fun, energetic music performance that has delighted our parade audiences.  We look forward to their continued participation in the years to come!​"  - Oakdale Summerfest, MN

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Jack Brass Band can take the stage and get a crowd on its feet - clapping, singing, and dancing along to the New Orleans Brass Band sound.  


We have performed at festivals large and small; local, regional, national, and international - including French Quarter Festival (New Orleans, LA), Great American Brass Band Festival (Danville, KY), Jazz Winnipeg (Winnipeg, MB), Rib Fest (Mankato MN), Twin Cities Jazz Fest, Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Festival (Sioux Falls, SD), Gumbo Ya-Ya (Rock Island, IL), and BRASS Durham International (Durham, England).


Typical tune selections include:


  • It's All Over Now (I Used to Love Her)

  • Every Little Step

  • I Want You Back

  • Caravan

  • St James Infirmary

  • My Bucket's Got a Hole In It




Jack Brass Band playing "Get Freaky in the Club"

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