What’s up 2016?!

What’s up 2016?! How are we closing out the year?

I’m performing every Tuesday through the end of the year with the East Hubbard Jazz Orchestra @ Andy’s Jazz Club

LowDown Brass Band will be performing at the Jazz Educator’s Network Conference this January in New Orleans! We will also be stopping by Snug’s Harbor, Howlin’ Wolf Den, and Siberia. More details will be announced soon!

New music coming soon from LowDown Brass Band and Black Bear Combo!

Upcoming shows:

LowDown Brass Band @ Andy’s Jazz Club-Friday 11/11 and Saturday 11/12

LowDown Brass Band @ Untitled-Friday November 25

Anthony Bruno and His Christmas Spectacular @ The Whistler-Wednesday December 21

LowDown Holiday Throw Down @ Chop Shop-Friday December 23

Ken Arlen Evolution @ Bellagio -NYE-Las Vegas





LowDown Brass is bringing Mardi Gras to Chicago!

LowDown Brass Band is making the rounds next week!

The band will be at Metro on Friday February 13th opening for the O’My’s!

On Fat Tuesday (February 17th), LowDown is crashing the House of Blues at 5:00PM and then jumping ov10154897_1027457720602664_1990787156867648591_ner to Untitled for an evening of dancing and brass band blasting!

I am most excited about Dre Day on Friday February 20th at the Double Door.

LowDown will be the featured band, backing up a number of talented rappers who will perform Dr. Dre covers in honor of his 50th Birthday!

Do not miss this one!

And here is some bonus video of The Drastics at last months Simmer Down Series at the Double Door! Notice the tambourine!

LowDown Brass Band Holiday Weekend

On Friday December 12th, LowDown Brass Band travels to Detroit to perform with the Detroit Party Marching Band at the Lager House. 


Poster Designed by Anthony Abbinanti of The Drastics

On Saturday December 13th, LowDown Brass Band will bring Detroit Party Marching Band into Chicago for a FREE Holiday Performance at the Emporium Arcade in Wicker Park. 

LowDown Brass Band–Chicago’s Where I Wanna Be

Detroit Party Marching vs. Wolf of Wall Street

Brand New LowDown Brass Band Record!!

If you haven’t heard, LowDown Brass Band has a brand new record and it’s amazing!!!


Check it out on iTunes!


Our next show is on Saturday December 13th at the Emporium Arcade in Chicago with the Detroit Party Marching Band!

The Ian Torres Big Band | January

January – The Birth and Development of The Ian Torres Big Band

Band Camp Link


Ian Torres Big Band releases debut LP titled January. And yes, that’s me on 2nd Trombone. 

Record Review


Purchase it here!