The Funkhaus Brass Band is a New Orleans Second Line street jazz band based in Phoenix, Arizona. Cofounded by Saxophone Elliot Ventimiglia and Ken Levine, their members include many of the fieriest jazz musicians that Phoenix has to offer.
Their music includes original dance music, funky street beats, traditional Dixieland, gospel and swing, and pop songs reinterpreted with a brass band sound. Powered by tuba, drums, trumpets, saxophones, and trombones, Funkhaus Brass Band is bringing a Mardi Gras energy to street corners, festivals, parties, nightclubs, weddings, and funerals.
Funkhaus Brass Band emerged in the Phoenix scene in 2017, bringing their distinctive take on New Orleans jazz and funk to the city. Funkhaus’s high energy with the second line traditions alowed many of the area’s biggest festivals, including , , Tempe Oktoberfest, the Chandler Cajun Festival, Glendale Glitters, the Chandler Octoberfest and Nirvana at the Santuary.
Always on the lookout for new experiences, will perfom at elementary schools, picnics, churches, theaters, pep rallies, talent shows, farmers markets, ASU fairs, fraternity parties, pub crawls, block parties, house parties, nightclubs, Chinese restaurants, burlesque shows, weddings, Suns games, casino nights, benefit and charity concerts, Christmas tree lightings, grand openings, corporate luncheons, industry expos, anniversaries, senior centers, and funerals to just name a few..
We play a variety of different genres that fit the need of what ever event we are playing at. We are a band of many hats performing such genres as polkas, dixieland, second line, funk, R&B, and even throwing some themed shows such as video game music all with an influence demonstrating the heritage from New Orleans.