Brass around the world

Cantina Brass

Cantina Brass was founded in 2014 (initially under the name Jazz Cantina) by former members of various Pretoria-based wind bands, including the Affies Jazz Ensemble. We started out with Big Band, Swing and Jazz standards, then added pop, rock and other contemporary pieces. Finally, we borrowed heavily from the Balkan/Roma brass as well as USA street marching band traditions. We call our style of music “World Brass”. The music we bring to our audiences are the world’s most spectacular tunes, either originally written for brass band or custom arranged for and by us.