HBE are eight brothers from the South Side of Chicago. They come from an extraordinary musical family. Photos by Georgia Kuhn

Smoov

Smoov Trumpet

Baji

Baji Trumpet

Hudah

Hudah Trumpet

Yoshi

Yoshi Trumpet

Rocco

Rocco Baritone

Clef

Clef Trombone

Cid

Cid Trombone

HBE are seven brothers from the south side of Chicago. They come from an extraordinary musical family. Together they have toured throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and South America playing with everyone from Prince, Mos Def , Mick Jones (The Clash) and Damon Albarn (Blur, Gorillaz). They’ve performed Coachella, WOMAD AU, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Sydney Opera House and Carnegie Hall.

The documentary film Brothers Hypnotic, explores their music, work ethic, life and experience of being raised by their jazz legend father Phil Cohran. After screening in major cities and festivals, it aired on PBS. Their song, “War” was featured in the blockbuster hit movie, Hunger Games.

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