By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Known for blending jazz with everything from hip hop to funk to rock, the eight-piece Chicago-based group Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (HBE) will return to Rio de Janeiro to perform live at Circo Voador in Lapa on Thursday, June 2nd.
Also known as "Bad Boys Of Jazz", "Yo Favorite Band", and "Tha Bros", the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble consists of brothers Gabriel Hubert ("Hudah"), Amal Baji Hubert ("Baji"), Jafar Baji Graves ("Yosh"), and Tarik Graves ("Smoove") on trumpets; Saiph Graves ("Cid"), and Seba Graves ("Clef") on trombones; and Uttama Hubert . . .