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Lucky Chops

Saturday, January 28, 2023 @ 8:00pm

South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC)
One Sopac Way, South Orange, NJ, 07079

Big, brassy and unapologetically bold. Born in the multicultural melting pot of New York City, the six-piece band pays homage to the New Orleans brass band tradition while incorporating eclectic Rock, Funk, Jazz, Ska, Gospel and EDM. The group’s irresistible groove is led by co-founder Josh Holcomb’s soulful trombone, Daro Behroozi’s soaring sax and Joshua Gawel’s powerful trumpet.

Lucky Chops comes at you with every hue in the rainbow!

Born in New York City’s multicultural melting pot in 2006, Lucky Chops first learned to entertain by busking in subways for crowds from all over the world. The six-piece brass band is fueled by their desire to share the healing and inspirational power of music with audiences across the globe. And in that spirit, their self-described “brassy-funk” sound pays homage to musical styles from around the world, including America’s New Orleans brass band tradition fused with eclectic Rock, Funk, Jazz, Ska, Gospel, and EDM and drawing inspiration from Caribbean, Arabic and Eastern European music.

Daro Behroozi, saxophonist, one of Lucky Chop’s composers, and a Brooklyn native whose polyglot Iranian, Dutch, French, and German background has led him to find inspiration in everything from Middle Eastern sounds to the traditions of Balkan brass bands, has said of the group, “Our strength is having individual members who get to express themselves as part of a whole that is more than the sum of its parts.”

Lucky Chops’ talent and years of hard work did not go unnoticed, when, in 2015, videos of their mash-ups of Lipps, Inc.’s “Funkytown” and James Brown’s “I Feel Good” amassed millions of views across social media and YouTube and led to an online subscriber base almost two million strong. Later that year, they released their first short album NYC.

The band returns to the road for the first time since the end of 2019, and on the heels of the release of their second full-length album, New Day, planned for release this fall.

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