We Are Brass Rewind
Our band was formed on September 3, 2019 by drummer Kelly Ross, guitarist Dave Stahly and keyboard player Jerry Hooper, original members of the preceding band Soul Legacy. Ross and Stahly have subsequently left the band. The founding vision was that there are significant numbers of people, aka “baby boomers” who grew up to the music of Chicago, Blood Sweat & Tears, Earth Wind & Fire and others and who would welcome its return if played well and is accessible.
Our job was to locate and enlist musicians who shared an interest in replicating the music of the “jazz-rock horn band” era, a la Blood Sweat & Tears, Tower of Power, Chicago, Cold Blood and others. To that end, we’ve assembled an uncommonly talented group of individuals! From graduate degree holders to touring professionals, current music school grad students to synagogue music directors, each member of our ensemble embraces the music in a way that makes playing it a fun, memorable and learning occasion.
We hope you’ll share this journey back to a time when the concert halls and auditoriums were filled with the sounds of trumpets and saxophones, guitars and B-3 organs. Thank you for your interest in Brass Rewind!