6-Pc. New Orleans-Style Band Featuring Keegan Eskritt on Drums Led by Alec Trent on Sax.
Born on the streets of Toronto in 2017, Big Smoke Brass has rapidly established itself as a joyous, high-energy musical force for positivity. Dedicated to fostering community and establishing connections with as many people as they can through their music, the band is driven, determined and always working. With an equal parts commitment to educating the next generation of musicians, Big Smoke Brass is ready to share their love of music with you, wherever you are. (source: https://bigsmokebrassband.com/)
When the Big Smoke Brass was founded it was a five-piece, with Smith, Trent, and Gluch, as well as drummer Keagan Eskritt and trumpeter Michael Henley. Parisian sousaphonist Simon Balleyguier joined in 2018, fleshing out the low end of the band’s sound. Outside of this core sextet the group employs a roster of different friends and colleagues to jump in when needed, and in turn members do the same for other ensembles. (source: http://torontojazz.com/blog/big-smoke-brass-band)