When Sacramento trumpeter Ryan Robertson traveled to New Orleans in 2010, he knew that he had found a new home and calling. He was fascinated with the local music and immersed himself in New Orleans’ rich culture. He quickly began working in several local brass bands. When Robertson returned to his hometown of Sacramento in 2011, he brought the music of New Orleans with him. He rallied some of Sacramento's top aspiring musicians, and the Element Brass Band (link is external)was born! Robertson could not get New Orleans out of his blood and soon returned to the Crescent City to further his musical career, passing the bandleader torch to saxophonist Byron Colborn.