Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

One of the most pulse-pounding brass groups on the scene today, hails from the south side of Chicago. Hypnotic Brass Ensemble freely mix rich brass traditions with generous doses of hip hop, soul and funk, creating a boisterous blend that is just barely contained in their live stage shows.

The band is made up of seven brothers. Their father, Kelan Phil Cohran, is known as a trumpeter and bandleader who worked with jazz giant Sun Ra Arkestra, as well with Earth, Wind & Fire.

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble has performed around the globe with stars Mos Def, Erykah Badu, Prince, and Wu Tang Clan. Their song "War" was featured on the soundtrack for the film, The Hunger Games. Their shows have been described as "incendiary," "mesmerizing," and "irrepressibly raucous" - one thing is certain, you've never heard brass like this.

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble is sponsored, in part, by Times Media and Coborn's Inc and US Bank

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Central MN Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble is supported, in part, by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts - Art Works program.