The Gabriel New Orleans Style Brass Band is a family tradition that has been passed down for six generations. Beginning with patriarch Narcisse Gabriel, a bass player whom migrated to New Orleans from Santo Domingo in 1856.
Cousins Dameon Gabriel (trumpet), Larry Gabriel (banjo and grand marshal), Marcel Gabriel (bass drum), Darryl Johnson (grand marshal), and a few friends have picked up the baton, continuing the exciting fun-filled brass band second line tradition in the metro Detroit area.
The Gabriel Brass Band honors rich history of New Orleans music while delivering a joyful sound that excites the modern ear.
This Motor City music family maintains a living connection to New Orleans family members Charlie Gabriel (Preservation Hall Jazz Band) and Louis Ford maintaining our roots back home in the Crescent City as we all move musically into the future.
For more information about the Gabriel family history please reference Preservation Hall Exhibit at the Old US Mint Museum in New Orleans, or interviews in the Jazz Archives at Tulane University.
Gabriel Brass Band
Location: Detroit, MI
Member: Cousins Dameon Gabriel (trumpet), Larry Gabriel (banjo and grand marshal), Marcel Gabriel (bass drum), Darryl Johnson (grand marshal)