Mama Digdown's Brass Band

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Mama Digdown's Brass Band
Origin Madison, Wisconsin
Genres Brass band
New Orleans jazz
Years active 1993–present

Mama Digdown's Brass Band is an eight-piece American brass band from Madison, Wisconsin.


Mama Digdown's Brass Band was formed by two former University of Wisconsin-Madison music students, Eric Jacobson and Christopher Ohly.[1] The group played its first shows in Madison, Wisconsin in 1993, at the local Art Fair on the Square. They released four full-length albums over the next several years, and followed with the live album Delicious, recorded in Madison, in late 2002.[2]

The group has done concert tours across the United States and Europe.[3][4] Their 2006 live album Ascona was recorded at a Switzerland jazz festival.[5] In December 2009 they released their fifth studio album, We Make 'Em Say Ooh,[6][7] and followed up the album's release with shows during Mardi Gras season in New Orleans.[8] They are planning to release an album of Michael Jackson covers entitled Brass Jackson in 2016.[9]


  • North of New Orleans (1996)
  • Big Boy (1998)
  • Slippery 7 (1999)
  • Mama's House (2001)
  • Delicious: Live at the King Club (2002)
  • The Digdown Decade (2005)
  • Ascona (2006)
  • We Make 'Em Say Ooh (2009)
  • Live (2012)


  • Erik Jacobsen- Sousaphone / Leader
  • Christopher 'Roc' Ohly- Saxophone / Leader
  • Jeff 'K-Town' Maddern- Trumpet
  • Ben 'Kid' Bell Bern- Trumpet
  • Dave Skogen - Snare Drum
  • Jordan Cohen- Bass Drum
  • Matt Hanzelka- Trombone
  • Joe Goltz- Trombone
  • Darren Sterud - Trombone
  • Nat Macintosh - Trombone
*Mike Boman
*Steve Rogness
*Nick Bartell
*Evan 'Basic Sam' Morgan
*Moses Patrou
*Tom Leith
*Scott Campbell
*Ben Mcintosh
*Michael Hanson


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