Brought together by their love for New Orleans brass music, the members of the High-Hat Second Line have dedicated themselves to bringing the soul and traditional sound of this iconic genre to Chicago.
While each of the versatile musicians of this 5 piece ensemble have distinguished themselves on the local scene by performing in various formations, they chose to use this minimalist setting to strip the New Orleans sound to its core voices while feeding it with subtle outside references and a modern funk twist.
From modern Brass Band culture to the Hot Jazz era of Louis Armstrong, from traditional Gospel to Mardi Gras Indian influences, High-Hat Second Line blends all specificities of this rich genre. Their performances pay tribute to its complex and diverse, inherently festive and uplifting heritage.
High-Hat Second Line is the must see New Orleans band in Chicago.