The Hot 8 Brass Band is a New Orleans based brass band that blends hip-hop, jazz and funk styles with traditional New Orleans brass sounds. It was formed by Bennie Pete, Jerome Jones, and Harry Cook in 1995, the merging of two earlier bands, the Looney Tunes Brass Band and the High Steppers Brass Band.
“A joyous, infectious jazz/funk master class… ingenious” “Hot 8 have become an appealing metaphor for their home city’s hope and vitality” - BBC Music
"A dominant force on New Orleans streets—the band you want to dance behind during a Sunday second-line parade." —Larry Blumenfeld, Wall Street Journal
“Number 1 purveyors of, jazz infused, funk and hip hop” – BBC 6MUSIC