The Big Apple Brass Band

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From the Tuba’s first bellowing notes, you can’t help but smile. Add the driving pulse of the drums and you’ll be on your feet before you even notice the trumpets, trombones and saxophones. Even in our digital age, there’s nothing quite like a brass band to get an audience dancing.

A Second Line Sound with a New York twist, the Big Apple Brass Band brings together Funk, Rock, Hip-Hop and BeBop with the infectious groove of a New Orleans Brass Band. After fronting Virginia’s Big Lick Brass Band from 2007-2010, trumpet player Scott Kulick has turned his attention to the New York Audience.


  • Scott Kulick (trumpet/bandleader)
  • Ryan Messina (trumpet)
  • Jackson Hardacker (trombone)
  • Trevor Long (trombone)
  • Ben Flood (tenor saxophone)
  • Dean Saghafi (baritone saxophone)
  • Bradley Madsen (tuba)
  • Nico Dann (drums)

The Big Apple Brass Band is available with personnel ranging from a Quintet to the full Nine-Piece Brass Band depending on your needs and the size of the venue.

Audio Demo:

Ain’t No Shame In My Game


When The Saints Come Marching In

Well You Needn’t



Set Length:
a typical performance by the Big Apple Brass Band consists of either Two Sixty Minute Sets or Three Forty-Five Minute Sets. We would be glad to customize our performance to suit your needs.

The Big Apple Brass Band is available for any number of private and public engagements.

Please eMail Scott Kulick ( or call (516-234-5299) with any booking inquiries.


The Big Apple Brass Band can provide its own sound for small to medium size venues (including microphones, PA, etc).

If you plan to provide backline, the Big Apple Brass Band requires the following:

  • 4-7 vocal/instrument microphones (SM58 or comparable) with stands.
  • 1 microphone for tuba (Shure Beta 52A or comparable) with boom stand.
  • 3 monitor speakers

*In larger venues, we also require microphones for drum set and an additional monitor speaker

Please eMail to request a more complete equipment list and stage diagram.

Partial Repertoire List:

  • Ain’t No Shame In My Game (Rebirth Brass Band)
  • Autumn (Scott Kulick)
  • Back on Top (Scott Kulick)
  • Brooklyn (Young Blood Brass Band)
  • Feelin’ Good (Newley & Bricusse)
  • Get On ‘Yer Feet (Scott Kulick)
  • Grazin’ in the Grass (Hugh Masekela)
  • HottenTot (John Scofield)
  • Indiana (MacDonald & Hanley)
  • It Ain’t What You Think (Dirty Dozen Brass Band)
  • Myxomatosis (Radiohead)
  • Sir duke (Stevie Wonder)
  • Southern Pacific (John Scofield)
  • Used To Love Her (Bobby Womack)
  • Wail (Bud Powell)
  • We Come To Party (Rebirth Brass Band)
  • Well You Needn’t (Thelonious Monk)
  • West End Blues (King Oliver)
  • When The Saints Go Marching In (traditional)
  • Who Took The Happiness Out (Dirty Dozen Brass Band)
  • WoG House (Jack Brass Band)
  • Work It Out (Rebirth Brass Band)