MJ’s Brass Boppers Brass Band is a New Orleans style singing and swinging Brass-line ready to second-line at the drop of a dime! We play to the tunes of traditional New Orleans melodies as well as modern songs put to a second-line feel. Visit us at http://www.mjsbrassboppersband.com
The Bay Area’s only New Orleans style brass band with musicians born and raised in NOLA, San Francisco based MJ’s Brass Boppers is a singing and swinging brass-line ready to party at a drop of a dime.
As if you were following a brass band down Claiborne Ave., with the Brass Boppers you will have an authentic second-line experience with true New Orleans flair.
Unlike other brass bands in the area MJ’s Brass Boppers is not a group of musicians who get slapped together for your event. The musicians in MJ’s Brass Boppers are a tight group who love the music, and are constantly rehearsing to refine the art they share with passion. Within seconds of hearing MJ’s Brass Boppers you can tell that this is not a group that happens to play a few New Orleans tunes, but rather a band that lives the music, with the second-line beat pulsing through their veins.
With New Orleans style and California sophistication, MJ’s Brass Boppers can perform at any event imaginable, giving everyone a huge smile and lifted spirit!
Michael Jones (snare drum), born in Touro Infirmary – “dat dirty dirty south” New Orleans, LA. Studied & was schooled in Baton Rouge, LA. Many musicians helped along the way such as: Richard Amos (N.O. Holy Name Singers-bass), Charles Richardson (IDMR Lettsworth LA.-bass), “Dog” (N.O. Holy Name Singers-drums & bass), TOPCAT (SF), Michael Windsay (Topsy Chapman’s Jazz Trio-drums), Derek Tabb (Rebirth), “The Jones Family”, Russell Batiste (Funky Meters, PBS, Batiste & Friends) & many more! He has been seen with Ras Digital and The Roots Anthem Band, The Rodney Preston Project, Miles Ahead, Voices of Joy, Tristan Norton & The Slight Catch Band, R&B Singer song-writer Jon B & many other artists abroad! Likes basketball, outdoorsman, righteous cook, swimming, all music, barber skills, and most important fishing! “feel the rhythm” (M. Jones)