$15 at door ($10 before 7pm*). The Lowdown Brass Band (http://lowdownbrassband.com/), hailing from Chicago, IL, is a ten-piece, horn-driven tour de force. A fierce sousaphone sets the foundation for trumpets, trombones and saxophones to intertwine in a cacophony of tight lead lines, spontaneous call-and-response and bombastic brass attacks. LDB melds second-line street beat, funk, hip-hop, reggae and pop into a unique, high-energy style. Lowdown’s original compositions challenge the listener and player alike, breaking down the barrier between performer and audience. Check them out @ http://lowdownbrassband.com/ldb-video/ .
(http://www.andysjazzclub.com/). (* Backup band "John Bany Quartet" starts @ 5pm.)