Album release party/jazz quartet featuring special guests
Joe Brotherton is a staple of the DC jazz community, known for his exceptional musicianship and signature style of trumpet-playing. Born in Nashville, Tennessee, Joe studied with several luminaries—among them Wynton Marsalis, Ingrid Jensen, and Ron Blake—and was named "an exciting and spectacular soloist" by Jazz Improv Magazine.
Joe's ensemble, the Joe Brotherton Quartet, features Joe (trumpet/vox) along with the legendary Obasi Akoto (bass), Colin Chambers (keys), and Tyler Leak (drums). Long a fixture of DC's jazz scene, the Joe Brotherton Quartet is known for their lively and mature performances featuring striking original compositions and reconstructed standards.
With Joe at the helm, the quartet puts on a dazzling show of New Orleans classics; poignant renditions of bebop, post-bop, and straight-ahead jazz and soaring originals; jazz-hip hop fusion, often featuring a hometown hip-hop or spoken word artist; and frenzied finales that afford each member moments to showcase daring displays of technique, brilliance, and command of their craft. This electrifying jazz repertoire is often punctuated by gutsy solos and tender treatments of familiar melodies.
The Joe Brotherton Quartet's debut album, Here to Hear, will drop in February 2024.