The power of brass.
Since high school Paxton has been involved in a number of brass projects. In addition to founding Seattle's Ten Man Brass Band, he is a regular sub for NYC's Hungry March Band, and frequent guest player in Seattle's Chaotic Noise Marching Corps . He attends the Honk! Fest West and Honk! Fest street brass festivals in June and October, playing trombone and sousaphone.
The Ten Man Brass Band
In 2010, Paxton gathered a group of former high school bandmates to form the all acoustic Ten Man Brass Band. Inspired by the unconventional music of the Youngblood Brass Band, Ten Man's genres include riot jazz, acoustic multi-phonics, and street brass. In addition to busking all over town, they have performed at the Northwest Folklife Festival, and HONK! Fest West, where their debut was called, “the surprise of the festival.”