Here's a shout out to the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. Haven't seen them around here in a while, but it sounds like they're doing well. If you remember a group of young guys, a small brass band with a drummer, who played on Loop street corners for a few years, this is the group. They've migrated to NYC. This Friday night they're playing a light night set at the Blue Note in Manhattan. Congrats! I hope this leads to bigger and better things. They've got a lot of talent and they've worked hard.
I'll close with two videos of the group: War and a NY Times feature.