NORTH Yorkshire’s only contemporary New Orleans inspired Brass Band, New York Brass Band, a seven-piece powerhouse, complete with percussion, sax, trumpets, trombones and sousaphone, will bring their roof-raising brand of New Orleans Mardi Gras Jazz to Pocklington Arts Centre (PAC) on Friday, March 6.

PAC Director Janet Farmer said: “New York Brass Band are a far cry from being your typical brass band – this is roof raising, up on your feet dancing, party loving, Mardi Gras style funky brass music which will be a lot of fun. As PAC celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, we felt a band like this added a true party vibe to our diverse programme of live music, so if you’re looking for a fantastic Friday night out then get your tickets now.”

The band take its inspiration from contemporary New Orleans musicians, but have a repertoire that ranges from Marvin Gaye to George Michael, from Cee-Lo Green to Stevie Wonder, with some funky, gritty northern originals thrown in for good measure. Plus they have entertained guests at celebrity parties and weddings for Danny Jones McBusted, comedian Alex Brooker, Liam Gallagher, and Jamie Oliver

Tickets for New York Brass Band at PAC on Friday 6 March are available at or call the Box Office on 01759 301547.