Riot Jazz

Riot Jazz...


Since our virginal voyage in Manchester 2008, we, Riot Jazz Brass Band, have been the bare-breasted galleon figure of the Riot Jazz armada.

Captained by Nick Walters (MA in Jazz Trumpet!) and fronted by the prodigious MC CHUNKY, these LIVE, brass-wielding sentinels of good tunes and times have infected ear-holes, dance floors and festival fields far and wide.

You will know us by the trail of sweaty bodies, like fishes drowning in air, as seen at BIG CHILL, BESTIVAL, CAMP BESTIVAL, KENDAL CALLING, SOUNDWAVE CROATIA, PARKLIFE and EUROCULTURED: DUBLIN/FINLAND.

Anchored in the same New Orleans swamplands as the Hot 8 Brass Band and Youngblood Brass Band, the Riot Jazz Brass Band navigate a minefield of original peace-lovin’ aggro jazz, hip-hop samples, funked-up favourites and re-interpreted dubstep, drum’n'bass and dancefloor bangers that never fail to send limbs flying!

Sometimes we join forces to make extra forceful with the likes of Manchester compatriots BROKE N’ENGLISH and JENNA G. Rumour has it we’ve also “done it” with LONDON ELEKTRICITY and PLAN B.

Most recently, they boys have been working with LONDON ELEKTRICITY and PLAN B and are currently recording their first full-length album.

And when we’re not show-stopping, we’re show-starting for the likes of DIZZEE RASCAL, CHASE & STATUS, THE WAILERS, and THE STREETS…

Get onboard! Riot Jazz makes good time like Big Ben.