Black Sheep Ensemble


Trumpet, Saxophone, Trombone.


You can learn more about us by going to our site at blacksheep ensemble

We are a modern, Brass Punk street band -- think of a New Orleans jazz band that plays Balkan, Middle Eastern, and minor key big band music with heavy bass and percussion rhythms. The band is primarily brass and percussion, with a row of saxes, and often fronted by belly dancers; sort of a traveling speak-easy.
We play clubs and festivals -- sometimes as far away as Boston MA, Austin TX or Detroit MI.

There are plenty of opportunities for improv within our music.

Screen name:
Member since:
Mar 16 2011
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Years together:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
30 years


Balkan music: Boban Markovic, Slavic Soul Party, Balkan Beatbox, Shantel.

Not quite pop: Radiohead, The Specials, Madness, Rage Against the Machine.

Street Bands: Extra Action, What Cheer? Brigade, March Fourth, Infernal Noise Brigade.

Members Of Band

We have about 16 musicians and a couple of dancers. Playing with us is as much about attitude -- getting what we do -- than anything else. Member's ages range between 21 and 65... if you find that important. New players start out filling in when one of our regulars is unavailable but if you are a good fit it would lead to a permanent spot on the line.