Epic Funk Brass Band
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 ReBirth, Dirty Dozen, Soul Rebels, Hot 8 and Jackson's own Southern Komfort Brass Bands. Ingeniously, we want to incorporate all those influences by composing a reinvigorated sound for the Greater Jackson, MS area while integrating outside influences like Earth Wind & Fire, Frankie Beverly & Maze and The JB’s.
Epic Funk Brass Band formed in Jan 2016. With two original members, Eddie Newton (bass drum) and Phillip Kelly (trumpet), EFBB reorganized by adding members Terrance Newman (trumpet), Issac Anderson (trumpet), Maurice Hillman (musical director, tenor sax), Tellis Moaton, Henry Bryant, and Andy Johnson (tuba), Cris Stewat (trombone), Kristian Foreman (trombone), and Michael Weary (snare).
“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 areas.