The music of Cocek! Brass Band is influenced by Eastern-European and New Orleans dance songs, Afrobeat, Klezmer and elements of reggae and Western classical pieces. Bandleader Sam Dechenne started the ensemble in the Winter of 2014 and composes all the music for the band.
Dance music for those seeking something new and unique, contemplative Old World melodies that hark to a lost era and catchy riffs that will have you singing along and tapping your foot all night long.
They’ve released two full length albums and in 2018 put out a new single every month, each one featuring a guest artist from across the country. Painters, instrumentalists, designers, cartoonists, singers and electronic producers were each featured throughout the year in this one of a kind project.
In performance spaces ranging from hollowed out warehouses and arts spaces in Boston to the Kennedy Center in D.C., The Burlington Discover Jazz Festival, WorldFest in Louisville, KY and the 11th Annual NY Gypsy Music Festival, Cocek! can be found sprinkling their Phrygian magic dust on audience members all over the world.