Anke Lucks – trombone
Almut Schlichting – baritone saxophone
Hampus Melin – drums
Trombone, baritone saxophone, drums – three Berlin-based musicians play with the idea of a miniature brass band in this unusual line-up. The low instruments create a voluminous sound, the small size of the band induces clarity and openness.
In spring 2017 the band received a working grant from the Berlin Senate. During the intensive rehearsal period the musicians have developed a strong collective sound and new arrangements for the repertoire composed by Lucks and Schlichting. Structurally simple, the pieces of the Insomnia Brass Band use collage-like elements of various jazz-related genres. Improvisational surprises and the willingness to take a risk are essential for the playing concept of the band.