Led by the busy trumpeter Mike Cowie, the Booty Boppin’ Brass Band, if you couldn’t infer from the name, is a high-energy New Orleans-style brass band. The BBBB combines Latin grooves, funk, and blues with audience interaction and a whole lot of fun. A Halifax favourite, the band built up its audience with a weekly matinee at Stayner’s Wharf, and has been a highlight of festivals like SPARK, Out Like a Lion, and previous Halifax Jazz Festivals. Booty Boppin’ makes dance songs, horn-filled jams, rhythmic extravaganzas—in short, party music. With sousaphone.