Buffalo Brass Machine
Saturday, August 26th 2:45pm - 4:30pm
The Rising Star Stage
“As far as I’m concerned, you guys are the biggest thing to come out of Buffalo since hot wings” may be a high bar to have set early on, but the members of this Rust Belt brass band can’t seem to slow down their takeover of New York! The Buffalo Brass Machine is an eight-member horn collective playing the likes of street brass, hip-hop, pop, and everything in-between. The band was formed in late 2015 by a group of University at Buffalo students gathered from across the state
with the primary goal: to create and entertain.
The band started out firing on all cylinders early on, playing for large crowds in Saratoga and Buffalo. They rapidly became a fan favorite, playing at venues such as Mohawk Place, Buffalo Iron Works, and Canalside. December 2016 brings the band’s first EP and music video to the public, as well as a headlining date in Rochester and the band’s first foray into the Great White North with a show in Toronto. The camaraderie cultivated between these great friends making great music has helped push this group of barely-able-to-drink brass cats to the forefront, and that unity can be heard within their unique, refined sound. Make sure you swing by a parade, busk, or show to see what they can do – and try not to move your feet!
William Abt: Trombone
Owen Burke: Alto Saxophone
Connor Davie: Trumpet
David DePauw: Trombone
Hadley Houck: Trumpet
Ian Kerr-Mace: Drums/Percussion
Lance Waithe: Tenor Saxophone/Clarinet
Kyle Yagielski: Sousaphone