Free Concert: Stooges Brass Band with Sean Hobbes & The Hi Res

  • Address:
  • 100 W Abram St., Arlington, TX 76010
  • Phone:
  • (817) 543-4308
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  • Presented By: Levitt Pavilion Arlington
  • Dates: May 19, 2024
  • Categories: Food, Live Music, Free
  • Time: 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Price: FREE



7:30 PM: Sean Hobbes & The Hi Res

8:30 PM: The Stooges Brass Band

The Stooges Brass Band

The Stooges Brass Band has earned their rank as one of the elite brass bands in New Orleans.  The band consistently provides a welcome blast of true New Orleans spirit engaging audiences with their innovative blend of traditional New Orleans brass sounds, contemporary jazz and hip-hop beats.

Emerging onto the scene in 1996, the Stooges Brass Band has gained notoriety as a full-blown musical party immersing the crowd in a cut-loose vibe that is contemporary yet deeply rooted in the culturally rich musical legacy of New Orleans.  The band has shared the stage with: Ozomatli, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Shemekia Copeland, Pedrito Martinez Group, Galactic, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, The Funky Meters, among others.

The band is undeniably one of the hardest working bands out of New Orleans, and their dedication to their craft has made an impact. The Stooges Brass Band victoriously battled for the title of “Red Bull Street Kings: Best Brass Band” (the subject of the documentary Brass Bands of New Orleans: Red Bull Street Kings).

The Stooges Brass Band continues to tour performing at venues and appearing at famed festivals throughout the country such as New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Bonnaroo, South by Southwest, Utah Arts Festival, Discover Jazz, American Folk Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, , Great American Brass Band Festival, and more.  The Stooges Brass Band has also answered the call to serve as cultural ambassadors and were employed by the US Embassy to tour Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.  Other international appearances include the Edinburgh Jazz Festival, the Durham Brass Festival in the UK and Nuits D’Afrique and Tremblant Blues Festival in Canada.

Whether second-lining in the back streets of the Crescent City, or performing their spirited stage show, the Stooges Brass Band delivers an authentic New Orleans celebration.

Sean Hobbes & The Hi Res

Sean Hobbes & The Hi Res is a pop-soul singer-songwriter based in New Orleans. He grew up in Philadelphia, surrounded by live music and dreaming of being on stage. 7 years of performing in clubs throughout New Orleans led him to develop a sound and style that draws on a multitude of genres and influences. As a writer, he looks to create dynamic soundtracks to the universal experiences of love and life.

His band, The Hi Res, includes Kevin Appelson (drums), Tristan Clark (bass), Riley English (guitar), Mauricio Viana (keys & tenor sax), Aidan Swindell (bari sax), and Avery Bell (trombone). The group came together in September 2020 as a way to stay sane during the pandemic. What started with simple porch shows quickly turned into SXSW showcases and tours across the Gulf South and East Coast. The group performs frequently in New Orleans and continues to broaden their touring across the United States.

Their debut album, Images of Roses, is the product of a year and a half of writing and recording. Building arrangements that incorporate jazz, pop and rock, they looked to capture the eclectic nature of life that bleeds into the music that they make. The album tells the story of falling in and out of love, moving from infatuation to closure. The project was produced by Riley English, Avery Bell, and Sean Hobbes. It was recorded at Marigny Studios and mixed by Adam Keil and mastered by Sean Peterson.