Thursday, May 26, 2011

Breakdown Brass

  I've been back in Brooklyn for a little while, staying busy with gigs/sessions/hangs.  Ikebe Shakedown is hard at work with gigs/recording/writing, it's nice to be back in the swing of things.  I did a fun recording session for Shaina Taub (singer) with Tatum Greenblatt (Trumpet for Richard Bona) and Geoff Countryman (SNL Sax Player/Librarian).  I've also been writing for Breakdown Brass, my funk/hiphop brass band (I play sousaphone and do all writing/arranging/booking)

Here's a taste of what Breakdown Brass is like, a video of an early 90's hip hop medley from Brooklyn Bowl is above and "Pinky and the Brain" is below

Finally, here's our version of my favorite Joe Henderson tunes, "Jinrikisha" (ROUGH, Live Version):

Jinrikisha as performed by Breakdown Brass (Joe Henderson cover) by NadavNirenberg

Friday, May 13, 2011

Streetlight Manifesto in Moscow!

  Moscow was one of the craziest places I've ever been: beautiful women, insane highways, and a sobering contrast between the rich/poor.  The wildest part was probably the fans moshing around and screaming the (English) lyrics at us.  I was insanely sick at the time (fever/chills, bronchitis) but I still know how lucky I am to be able to travel like this.   Big thanks to Diman Showman (our promoter), hope to make it out there again soon!