BRASSBALLETT, the band from Hamburg combines brass playing with funky dance moves, which are both aurally and visually stunning. The band considers BRASSBALLETT not just as the name of their band, but also as a new musical genre.
They are known for transforming their musicians into dancers and the rehearsal room into a dance studio. It was the brain of the bandleader Wassilij Goron who founded the band in 2011. The band plays live music mixing jazz and funk based on pop, Latin and classical themes while they dance hip hop, street style, tango, salsa and many other dance styles.
Brassballett’s show is all about reaching one goal, which is giving the audience a new kind of live music experience. The band is the first and the only show worldwide, where musicians are dancers at the same time. Brassballett was already invited to many international jazz festivals and various theaters all across Europe to perform their show.
In 2013, Anthony Strong beat Gregory Porter, Michael Buble and Harry Connick Jr. to become October’s No.1 on iTunes and No.2 on the www.amazon.com jazz charts in the USA.
Rod Stewart who is one of the best-selling music artists of all time and a jazz lover has described Anthony’s performance as amazing and the American blues musician BB King has called his music ‘real great music’.
He has quickly built up a reputation as an in-demand session musician, playing with artists such as Michael Bolton, Marti Pellow, Kyle Eastwood and Beverly Knight. He also quickly built up a loyal base of music fans and musicians by mixing his unique take on the jazz classics with his own feel-good songs.
This is a once in a lifetime performance to watch, so be sure to come to the Borneo Jazz festival May 9-10, 2014 in Miri.