Thank you John Escreet!

Here is star student Vinícius playing the Yamaha tenor saxophone kindly donated to the project by jazz pianist and composer John Escreet (originally from the UK, now based in New York). Vinícius is absolutely thrilled to bits with the instrument and has really taken to it – the video was taken after he managed toContinue reading “Thank you John Escreet!”

Thank you to Les Goldman and The Band Upstairs

At our show in Pateley Bridge during the Sandhouse Stompers Coast to Coast Mardi Gras, we met amateur musician Les Goldman, who generously offered to donate the proceeds from his band’s next show to the Favela Brass project. Last weekend the band, called The Band Upstairs and based in Guiseley near Leeds, played on theContinue reading “Thank you to Les Goldman and The Band Upstairs”

Coast to Coast Mardi Gras! (2)

The Sandhouse Stompers Coast to Coast Mardi Gras was a huge success. As well as raising a game-changing £3,747 for Favela Brass, it was also a great opportunity for the project to make new connections, and to renew existing ones. Over 9 days the band (pictured below) travelled 120 miles from Morecambe to Whitby, eachContinue reading “Coast to Coast Mardi Gras! (2)”