“Buena Banda” is a brass band from Graz, Austria.
The ensemble was established in 2013 by musicians from Brazil, Sweden, Italy and Croatia that met each other at the jazz department of the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz during their studies.
“Buena Banda” pays homage to the New Orleans brass band style, incorporating funk and bebop into the traditional New Orleans jazz style, inspired by New Orleans’ bands such as Dirty Dozen brass Band, Rebirth Brass Band, Preservation Hall Jazz Band and many others.
“Buena Banda” started gaining popularity playing in the streets of Graz, then playing regularly in clubs and music halls and in July 2014 the band took part to its first jazz festival, opening the “Trieste Loves Jazz” Jazz Festival in Trieste, Italy.
Since 2013 Buena Banda played more then 60 shows between Austria, Italy, Croatia and Slovenia.