Epic Funk Brass Band
Pass the Peas
Epic Funk Brass Band is the newest sensation adding to the culture of Jackson, infusing funk, pop, jazz, and Go-Go into a custom-made enhancement of second-line brass band tradition.
EFBB formed after being influenced by second line bands like the ReBirth, Dirty Dozen and Epic Funk Brass Bands. We want to now take those influences and build into a new and upcoming sound for the Greater Jackson, MS area. We also bring outside influences like Earth Wind & Fire, Frankie Beverly & Maze and The JB’s to help create our sound.
With two original members Eddie Newton (percussion) and Phillip Kelly (trumpet), Epic Funk Brass Band formed in Jan 2016. Since then, they have reorganized by adding members Jeff Reiter (lead trumpet), Maurice Hillman (musical director, tenor sax) Antwan Altman (sax), Bryant Johnson and Andy Johnson (tuba), Joe Newman (trombone) and Charles Butler (percussion).
“Our members have a love and passion for the music we play and it reflects in our sound and on stage”. The Epic Funk members have been performing since high school and college marching bands and concert ensembles. The ten members of Epic Funk are united to one cause: rocking each show and entertaining audiences to the maximum degree possible. The band’s goal is to be a major contributor to the Jackson MS and ALL surrounding stages and festivals.