Howard Fishman & The Biting Fish Brass Band

Saturday, July 30 – 8:00 pm
Cost: $25/ $20 PS21 members/$14 students


A high-energy, contagiously exuberant New Orleans-style brass band, the BITING FISH is Howard Fishman’s tribute to the Big Easy, his former home. The band performs originals mixed with a classic brass band repertoire of spirituals, blues, gospel and funk. Featuring tuba, trombone, trumpet and drums and vocals, this project is featured on the Howard Fishman recording Better Get Right.

The Biting Fish have performed extensively in the USA and abroad, including headlining appearances at: Jazz at Lincoln Center, Le Poisson Rouge (NYC), Joe’s Pub (NYC), Grand Opera House (DE), Garde Arts Center (CT), Reston Community Theater (VA), Augustibluus Festival (Estonia) and Storyville (Finland).

“Transcends time and idiom.” – THE NEW YORK TIMES

“That’s one of the great things about it. Any song is fair game to funk up and New Orleans-ify. I love the idea that anything is fair game for the brass bands…” – Howard Fishman interviewed in THE DAY

Note: Howard just contacted us to say that he’s bringing his brass band to perform at PS21 this Saturday instead of the Quartet. We saw BITING FISH play in Albany last fall and were blown away (almost literally!) so are thrilled to announce this change!

Tickets are still only $25 / $20 members/ $14 students
Purchase tickets online or call 1-800-838-3006

Learn more about Howard Fishman: visit