About Saint Gabriel's Celestial Brass Band
Saint Gabriel's Celestial Brass Band is one of the premier New Orleans Brass Bands in the business, High Energy performances every time. Adaptable and suitable for almost any kind of event. Saint Gabriel's Celestial Brass Band was formed in 1990 by Thomas Wiggins, in San Francisco, California when he discovered that there was no New Orleans Brass Band in California. They were an instant Hit a ... read more
Maury "Buddy" Apfel
Buddy Apfel is one of the most prolific and talented Tuba players in the World of Traditional Jazz, and loved and admired for his skills and great personality by all of our regular trombonists, Tuba and Sousaphone players. Buddy has toured Internationally with us, and is the favorite for stage shows where he adds excellent vocals and multi instrumental versatility to the repertoire as well. He currently is residing in Phoenix Arizona, and dealing with some painful medical problems which sadly restrict his parade marching shows theses days.
Edward "Sonny" Fairley
Sonny Fairley has been a regular member of Saint Gabriel's Celestial Brass Band for many years, balancing his performances with us and his own solo career. Always a colorful character in the lineup on Soprano Sax or Tenor Sax, always quick to step up to the plate when called upon.
Luke Kirley is a fine Trombonist and Sousaphone player that joined as a regular sub for the other Sousaphone players, he also leads his own Michael Jackson Tribute band called "Foreverland", and is quite successful with it and unfortunately for us takes him out of our lineup frequently. Always a joy to have him when he is available.