EVENTS & PRICING
Boomtown Brass Band is ready to perform for your next private event. From weddings to funerals, corporate events to house parties, we've done it all.
Rates can vary greatly between events but here are some sample rates from recent local (Houston-based) events:
Wedding, 5-piece band, 4 hours: $1350
Corporate Mardi Gras event, full 8-piece band, 2 hours: $2300
Private party, 4-piece band, 2 hours: $900
Funeral second line, 4-piece band, 1 hour: $700
Houston's Boomtown Brass Band is steeped in the tradition of authentic 1920s hot jazz. The Boomtown sound is based on the classic New Orleans jazz style, featuring the interplay of cornet, clarinet, trombone, banjo, tuba, washboard percussion and vocals.
Boomtown is proud to be Houston's only dedicated "trad" jazz band, citing among its influences: Louis Armstrong's Hot Five and Hot Seven groups, Joe "King" Oliver, New Orleans Rhythm Kings, Bix Beiderbecke, and Jabbo Smith, to name a few.
“If you think you know jazz, you’re going to hear something that’s totally different. You want to snap your fingers, you want to jump up and down—you just want to have fun with it.” – Jose Figueroa, Dance to Live Music
"Helton and Co.’s playing is more than throwback—it’s a peaceful territory: modest Southern composure that hovers in the air dreamily.” – Nick Esquer (Rebirth of the Cool | Houstonia Magazine)
"[Boomtown Brass Band] played a lively set that did what it was designed to do – lift spirits and lift people, up from their seats and onto the dance floor.” – Jesse Sendejas Jr. (Boomtown Brass Band's All New, Century-Old Dance Music | Houston Press)