Regal Brass specializes in ceremonial music for weddings, services and other gatherings to any other function that would benefit from musical accompaniment of the highest quality. With our years of performance experience and classic repertoire, Regal Brass is sure to add musical elegance to your special event. The members of Regal Brass are:
Kevin Murphy, Trumpet
Kevin is a freelance trumpeter who has been performing in the New York Tri-State area for over 15 years. He earned his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Music Performance, and a Master of Arts in Music Education, from Hunter College. He has an active private teaching studio and maintains a busy performance schedule having appeared with The Hunter Symphony, The Broadway Bach Ensemble, The Delaware Valley Opera Company, The Opera Company of the Highlands, The New York Swing Exchange, and The Dixie Dandies. One of his more memorable performances was for John Cardinal O'Connor, Archbishop of New York, at St. Patrick's Cathedral.
Brandon Vazquez, Trumpet
Brandon Vazquez, a native New Yorker, is both a classical and jazz musician. Mr. Vazquez, who began playing the trumpet at age twelve, attended LaGuardia High School of Music and Art; he also studied at the Juilliard School, Bloomingdale School of Music, and at Queens College. His primary teachers include Mark Niehaus, Mary Hastings, Michael Phillip Mossman, and Bud Burridge. Brandon has performed with a number of jazz and classical ensembles throughout New York City, including the Hunter Symphony, Ron Carter Jazztet, and Man Bites Dog. Brandon holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Hunter College. A former instructor at the Grand Street Campus High Schools in Brooklyn, Brandon is currently on the faculty of the Bloomingdale School of Music.
Lester Sanabria, French Horn
Lester is a native New Yorker, born and raised in Manhattan. He has performed with such organizations as Bloomingdale School of Music, Mannes Pre-College, Interschool Orchestra, Julliard Pre-College, and LaGuardia High School of Music and Art, as well as the Manhattan School of Music. Lester studied under the late French Horn master, Jerome Ashby, Associate Principal of the New York Philharmonic, as well as Tracy Turner, Jeff Scott and Ann Ellsworth.
Jack Titcomb, Trombone
Jack is a freelance trombonist, arranger, and music educator. He has been performing and teaching in the Tri-State area for over 35 years. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Music Education at Ball State University, and his Master of Arts in Music Education at Bridgeport University in Connecticut. He studied trombone with Moe Snyder and Bernard Pressler.
Thomas Lemak, Tuba
Thomas is a freelance tuba/trombone player and music educator. He has been performing in the Tri-State area for over fifteen years and teaches at Kappa III in the Bronx, NY. He received a Bachelor of Music at Western Connecticut State University and a Master of Science in Music Education at Queens College. Thomas studied with Moe Snyder and Andrew Rodgers.
In addition to New York, Regal Brass will also travel to Brooklyn, Hoboken, Jersey City, Long Island City, Union City, Weehawken, Flushing, North Bergen, West New York, Bayonne, Kearny, Secaucus, Staten Island, Cliffside Park, Fairview, Jamaica, Bronx, Edgewater, Harrison, Newark, North Arlington, Ridgefield, Fort Lee, Little Ferry, Lyndhurst, Moonachie, Palisades Park, Ridgewood, Belleville, Carlstadt
and many other locations in and around the New York area.
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