Big Wyâ€™s Brass Band â€“
Big Wyâ€™s Brass Band is a New Orleans style brass and funk band based out of Austin, TX. In 2017, Big Wyâ€™s made its first international debut by representing the United States at the Instituto Guatemalteco Americano (IGA) 2017 International Jazz Festival in Guatemala, touring the country while performing and giving master classes.Â During the tour, Big Wyâ€™s Brass Band was hosted by Centro Cultural Costarricense Norteamericano (CCCN) and played around the country, with the additional honor of performing for President Luis Guillermo SolÃs at the Afro Descendants Day parade in Puerto LimÃ³n.
FLYJACK got its start in 2007 playing a weekly residency at TCâ€™s Lounge on Austinâ€™s deep eastside â€“ a dilapidated but much-loved holdover from Austinâ€™s â€œchitlinâ€™ circuitâ€ days. In 2008, the band initiated a funk/soul series called â€œSuperfly Soul Partyâ€ â€“ featuring other like-minded groups, performing at the Victory Grill and other establishments in and around Austin. In April 2008, FLYJACK moved their residency to Antoneâ€™s â€“ Austinâ€™s Home of the Blues â€“ initiating the successful â€œSuperSoul Mondays.â€