Percy Anderson was born in New Orleans in 1976 and is the leader of Kinfolk Brass Band. He first started playing music in marching bands in Jr high school, under the direction of the late Donald Richardson. In 9th grade he was introduced to Jazz by an Asst. band director who was also a member of De’jean Olympia Brass Band. Percy has been a Jazz musician since 1993. Percy played with many bands in New Orleans before forming the Kinfolk Brass Band after the major disaster that followed hurricane Katrina.
Richard Anderson co-directs Kinfolk Brass Band and like his brother, Percy, first started playing music in high school bands. Richard gained alot of experience playing with various bands until becoming a founding member of Kinfolk.
Errol Marchand Jr is from the Treme area of New Orleans and has been playing the snare drum for the Kinfolk Brass Band since 2008. Errol has also played with The Next Generation Brass Band, New Era and Young Pinstripe Brass Band.
Terence Green started playing with Kinfolk Brass Band in 2008 having gained 2 years experience playing with various bands since 2006.
Herbert McCarver was born in 1986 and started playing music in 1994. His first instrument was drums, he started playing the trumpet in 1995, then in 1996 he finally picked up the tuba and joined the Kinfolk Brass Band in 2006.
Noel Freeman was born in New Orleans in 1988 and has been playing the trumpet since he was 11 years old. He started playing Brass Band music in 2004 with the Truth Brass Band. The following year he joined the Kinfolk Brass Band.
Byron Bernard Byron “Flee” Bernard’s professional music career began in 1988 under the Olympia Brass Band, performing with the Olympia Junior Band, out growing the name a couple of years later, we became the Young Olympians in 1992, we got the name Soul Rebels from Cyril Neville. As the group leader, I played the tenor, alto saxophone. In 1994, when New Orleans lead the nation in kiling, I arranged musically and vocally the popular song, “Let Your Mind Be Free”. After a 6 year stint with the band I became a member of the Rebirth Brass Band with whom I played until 2007. Since that time I have worked with numerous bands and groups, but the majority of my time is spent playing with the Kinfolk Brass Band.
Bernell Edwards was born in 1980 in New Orleans Treme area and is one of the original members of the Kinfolk Brass Band. Bernell is the grandson of the late “Joe” from “Joes Cozy Corner” a popular Jazz Bar in the Treme area.