Diggin Rhythm N Brass is an energetic, exciting and versatile musical entertainment group, delivering an up-beat rhythm and blues, funk, and pop performance that pulls audiences off their seats and onto their feet. This 8-piece (also a 12-piece Diggin Rhythm N Brass GRANDE) show band performs equally well in concerts or nightclubs, or for corporate, conventions and special events.
The group is refreshed and synergized by its individual members who have earned recognition as exhilarating entertainers and recording artists. Diggin Rhythm N Brass provides original material as well as arrangements from the 40's to today's contemporary musical styles.
Diggin Rhythm N Brass has opened for the following national artists in the last 12 months: KOOL & THE GANG HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS GROVER WASHINGTON STEVE MILLER BADFINGER KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND
Additionally, Diggin Rhythm N Brass performed many of the Jacksonville Jaguars home games, The Jacksonville Jazz Festival, and many of the City of Jacksonville's Special Events. For New Years, the group performed at the Times Union Center for the Performing Arts as part of THE PARTY OF THE CENTURY, hosted by the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and The Toyota Gator Bowl Association.
The group is led by Kelley Rees and Brian Austin Greene. Kenny Hamilton is the music director.
The members of this Jacksonville, FL based band are: Kelley Rees: Lead vocals Brian Austin Greene: Rhythm guitar and lead vocals Kenny Hamilton: Tenor saxophone and lead vocals Adam Shapiro: Keyboards and vocals Mike Maple: Drums and back vocals Erik Nelson: Bass Jason Lichau: Trumpet and vocals David Champagne: Trumpet and vocals Clarence Hines: Trombone and back vocals Christian Tamburr: Percussionist Brenda David: Back vocals