Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
Hypnotic are 8 brothers, their father and teacher Philip Cohran a living legend of the Chicago jazz scene who spent time in the Sun Ra Arkestra and taught musical discipline and insight to all of his family. Combining the urgency of Hip Hop, the heritage of Jazz, and the soul of Chicago, the 8 blood brothers of HBE have known music and performed together all of their lives. They have collaborated in performances with Gorillaz (world tour 2010), Tony Allen, De la Soul, Sesame Street, Mos Def, Femi Kuti, Snoop Dogg, Bobby Womack The Souljazz Orchestra, Wu Tang Clan, Erykah Badu, Nomadic Massive, Flea from Chili Peppers... these are just some of the people that Hypnotic Brass Ensemble have been performing with, recording with, and being sought out by.
Hypnotic have performed headline slots at some of the world's most prestigious music festivals and concert halls including the North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam, Glastonbury Festival in UK, House of Blues in Chicago, and the Sydney Opera House in Australia.