September 2, 2011
WestJet Stage 9:30 pm – 11 pm
Join us for The Heavyweights Brass Band’s blowout debut CD release concert. This much-anticipated CD includes Cuban sonero/rapper Ogguere and soul/rock vocal powerhouse Saidah Baba Talibah.
Not since 1980s band The Shuffle Demons has there been such a fresh and fun take on jazz. Not your standard jazz fare, The Heavyweights Brass Band repertoire delivers a special brand of popular and diverse music with a punch and an enthusiasm that makes jazz accessible for everyone from eight to 80. They range from funk, soul, R&B, and traditional New Orleans jazz – complete with tuba – to tasteful retro throwbacks (including War and Michael Jackson) to artistes du jour Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga.