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from Denver, CO

Winner of the Brass Band Category of the 2018 and 2019 Westword Music Awards!



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The Guerrilla Fanfare Brass Band (or simply Guerrilla Fanfare or GuFa) brings the high energy funk of New Orleans-style Brass Band to the Northern Colorado area. Our mission is always to get everyone up and grooving to our relentlessly fiery and funky sound. GuFa is composed of some of the finest and rowdiest horn players and percussionists in Northern Colorado, and performs hard-hitting funk, New Orleans Second Line style, fiery originals, and raucous arrangements of modern pop hits.

Guerrilla Fanfare has performed extensively at venues, private and public events, and festivals such as the ARISE Music Festival and New West Fest in Colorado. They have been invited to perform at Honk Fest West in Seattle in 2016, 2017 and 2018 and HONK!TX in 2017. In 2017, Guerrilla Fanfare won the ARISE Music Festival “Rock the Scene” contest, effectively winning an audition to perform at the festival as well.  In 2018, Guerrilla Fanfare won the Westword Music Award in the Brass Band Category.  In 2019, Guerrilla Fanfare again won the same award.



TRUMPETS - Billy Rivera, Evan King, Jordan Skomal, Sean Bocinsky
SAXOPHONES - Steve Nelson, Julian Stevens
TROMBONES - Ethan Harris, Edward Wellman, Matt Sanchez
DRUMS - Austin Hass



w/ GRiZ at Red Rocks
w/ GRiZ at Red Rocks

Arise 2019
Arise 2019

Winner a 2019 Westword Music Award
Winner a 2019 Westword Music Award

Founding members Zach Brake, Steve Nelson and Billy Rivera accept the 2019 award in the brass band category. Thanks again to everyone for their support!

w/ GRiZ at Red Rocks
w/ GRiZ at Red Rocks