Raya Brass Band at Golden Festival 2012
Golden Festival was off the hook this year with over 60 bands. This video is from our Saturday night set in the Rainbow Room, playing a yet unnamed original by our trumpet player Ben Syversen.
“NYC subway New Years Eve, 2012. Video by Sandra Koponen. Unfortunately, the tape ran out before the music did, but if you’re left wanting more, that’s alright! Happy New Year! — Sandra Koponen”
NYC Subway Jam Sesh on New Years 2012
“this band hopped on the subway train we were on, heading into times square on new years eve .. we were lucky enough to convince them to play a lil tune =)”
Raya Brass Band at the Gemini & Scorpio Russian Baths Party Valentine’s Night, 2010
“Raya Brass Band plays *in* the jacuzzi at Gemini and Scorpio’s Steamy Valentine’s Night at Russian Banya, 602 Coney Island Ave, Kensington, BK, 2/13/10.”
Two Boots Mardi Gras Ball – A Benefit for The Lower Eastside Girls Club
“This CLIP features RAYA BRASS BAND at the beginning of the event, just creating atmosphere and ambience with their amazing playing.”
Raya Brass Band performing at the Lincoln Center on August 4th, 2011
We had the pleasure to open for Dengue Fever and Malkit Singh in early August for the 2011 Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival.
Raya Brass Band at Balkan Shout Out
Raya Brass Band is the newest fiery Balkan band to come out of the village of Brooklyn, NY. Raya (which rhymes with “maya”) Brass Band is a mighty quintet of tuba, bass drum, accordion, trumpet and clarinet an exuberantly delivers the swirling, dynamic music of northern Greece. In true village style, Raya Brass Band gives audiences a direct and unmediated earful of sonic energy from the middle of the dance floor.