The Cincy Brass

Cincinnati, Ohio

The name isn’t referring to the mayor and his henchmen — The Cincy Brass is a squad of horn players who capture the spirit, soul and energy of New Orleans’ traditional brass bands. The group — comprised of horn players from the Cincinnati Pops, Blue Wisp Big Band, Kentucky Symphony and Fusion band Eclipse — has been known to work local club audiences into a frenzy with buoyant arrangements of songs by Kanye West, Lady Gaga and even experimental Indie band Deerhoof, alongside more traditional N’awlins numbers.

Dig It: The vibe of Mardis Gras transplanted into the Queen City’s heart and soul. (Mike Breen)