September 8 @ 7:30 pm
Raging Brass was established in 2014, in South Portland, by composer, arranger and trumpeter, Marc Chillemi. Some know Marc from the dance band Primo Cubano, which he has been a member of for the past decade. Raging Brass is a 7-piece band featuring some of Maine’s top players including tubist Rafael Fryre, drummer Gary Gemitti, alto saxophonist Mike Ayotte, tenor saxophonist Kyle Hardy, trombonist Dave Noyes and vocalist and guitarist Matt Wasowski. However, this show will feature an all-star 10-piece band with some more brass and special guest guitarist Paul D’Alessio from Primo Cubano. Improvisational by design, Raging Brass plays an eclectic blend of styles including New Orleans Jazz, Ska, Roots Reggae, Samba, and popular dance music from Africa called Soukous, Highlife, and Afro-Beat. Although Raging Brass is new on the scene, they have already shared the stage with national acts, Red Baraat, John Brown’s Body, G. Love & Special Sauce, and John Popper from Blues Traveler. Come take a musical journey with a brass roots sound and rage that will hit you right in your soul tonight. Celebrate HarborFest with this great night of music. Advance tickets $15, day of show $20.