San Fermin is a lush Brooklyn-based baroque pop band, molded by the talented Ellis Ludwig-Leone after he graduated from Yale, where he studied composition and assisted Nico Muhly, a well-known contemporary classical music composer and arranger. The eight-member band received praise from NPR and Pitchfork after releasing their first album, San Fermin, which consisted of performances from 22 musicians, and the National Association for Music Education named San Fermin the 2015 Stand for Music Award recipient. They have recently released a second album, Jackrabbit, which has been described by the Nashville Music Forum to “feel a lot like real life—charmed, challenging, and wonderfully compulsory,” an evolutionary album in which all of the members at some point are prominently featured. The band has traveled all over the world, playing sold-out shows and opening for prominent bands such as the National, St. Vincent, Arctic Monkeys, and The Head and the Heart. With their blend of classical music, pop, and rock, featuring wide-ranging lead vocals from Charlene Kaye and Allen Tate, San Fermin’s live performances have been noted to deliver an emotional and epic experience.