Break Out Brass Band is the first project by jazz promotion company AT THE ROOT, founded to create opportunities for women. They have brought together female brass players from across the UK to form an all-female New Orleans street band.
"We want to create music that is empowering for women to see being played by women. This project is not only about creating performance opportunities for the musicians within the band but to inspire women in the audience and normalise the presence of an all female ensemble."
The collective includes the following (although not all will be playing at this gig)
Felicity Evans: Baritone Sax / Band Leader
Helen Walker, Chrissie Perrin: Trumpets
Sue Hurrel, Jenny Akroyd, Emma Johnson, Faye MacCalman: Saxes
Katy Trigger: Bass Guitar / Euphonium
Hannabiell Sanders, Rosie Smithers, Laura Davison: Trombones
Katy Scott, Yilis Suriel: Percussion