From kolos to Kusturica, experience the rich sounds of driving Balkan brass! Performing traditional Romany (Gypsy), Serbian, Macedonian, and Bulgarian brass band music we are the originators and hosts of the Golden Festival.
Zlatne Uste (Golden Lips) is an internationally known group of American-born musicians playing traditional music of the Balkans, primarily representing Serbian, Macedonian, Bulgarian and Romany (Gypsy) traditions. Four-time invited guest at the Dragachevo Brass Festival in Gucha, Serbia, the 12-piece band is among the foremost presenters of traditional Balkan dance music in the United States.
Each year Zlatne Uste hosts and produces the Golden Festival, New York's biggest and best Balkan music festival with an astounding 40 or more bands and something for everyone.
Zlatne Uste Balkan Brass Band
Location: New York, NY
Member: Michael Ginsburg - flugelhorn, vocals
Catherine Foster- sax, clarinet, flugelhorn, vocals
Laine Harris - flugelhorn
Sarah Ferholt - flugelhorn
Marian Eines - sax, vocals
Morgan Clark - tenor horn
Matthew Smith - tenor horn
Belle Birchfield - baritone horn
Gary Zema - baritone horn
Don Godwin - tenor horn, percussion, helicon
Emerson Hawley - helicon
Emily Geller - percussion
Seido Salifoski - percussion
Jerry Kisslinger - percussion