About The LDB


LDB press photo


The Lowdown Brass Band (LDB), hailing from Chicago, IL, is a horn-driven tour de force. A fierce sousaphone sets the foundation for trumpets, trombones and saxophones to intertwine in a cacophony of tight lead lines, spontaneous call-and-response and bombastic brass attacks.  LDB melds second-line street beat, funk, hip-hop, reggae and pop into a unique, high-energy style. Lowdown’s original compositions challenge the listener and player alike, breaking down the barrier between performer and audience.


The Lowdown Brass Band is:


Shane Jonas & Sam Johnson

Tenor Saxophone

Chris Neal

Baritone Saxophone

David Levine


Raphael Crawford, Steve Duncan & Andrew Zelm


Lance Loiselle 


John Barbush & Mikey “lightning” August

“Get up everybody, clap your hands and stomp your feet – it’s time to get funky!” I kid you not, these guys woke me up with a tuba keeping the main beat/rhythm for the first good portion of the song. There’s no way to be lazy when somebody is working this hard to be happy. Fun fun way to start the week – thanks! Foot tapping or body swaying, doesn’t matter which – the week is started with a smile.



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