Quintessential Brass performs majestic brass music for every occasion, such as weddings, church services, graduation ceremonies, and concerts. We also draw from a vast repertoire of jazz and pop perfect for cocktail hours, receiving line, summer picnics or holiday parties. Our group consists of 2 trumpets, French horn, trombone and bass trombone or tuba.
We offer a brass quintet, quartet, trio, and duo, as well as solo trumpet, solo horn, solo trombone, solo tuba, brass and organ, and trombone ensembles.
Members of Quintessential Brass have performed with groups such as the Albany Symphony, Boston Philharmonic, Hartford Symphony, Portland Symphony, Rhode Island Philharmonic, Springfield Symphony, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra and big name acts, such as Paul Anka, Tony Bennett, Natalie Cole, Kenny Rogers, Frankie Valli and countless others, recorded CDs, traveled the world with famous orchestras and musicians, performed for presidents, and at venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center and Tanglewood.
Members of the group will travel from southern New York to anywhere in New England.
“On behalf of the Topsfield Town Library and the entire audience of our 'Concerts in the Barn' program with Quintessential Brass, I would like to extend my sincere thanks to you and the group. Quintessential Brass gave a lively and engaging performance that is truly one to remember. The audience gave you great reviews and enjoyed listening to the rich blend of brass instruments and vocal harmony, and traditional and modern songs.”
“A million sincere thanks for the outstanding concert Thursday in Wolfeboro. We have a brass quintet every year, but everyone tells me yours was the best we ever had. I agree. So many people praised the variety of your selections. You pleased everyone!”
“I just wanted to take a minute to thank you and the other members of Quintessential Brass for the outstanding holiday concert you presented to the Never Too Late Group here at the library. The favorable comments were overwhelming, one person even saying that if we had blown our budget on this performance it was worth every penny! Not only is your musical performance superb, but the added commentary makes the whole experience a unique, informative and highly enjoyable event. I will wholeheartedly recommend your group whenever I have the chance.”
“My wife, kids (3 yrs and 7yrs) and I caught your performance this past Saturday at the Northborough Library.
Very much appreciate your musicality and broad range of appeal in terms of styles.
BS&T's Spinning Wheel definitely a fav of mine.
As a bass player, definitely dug the complex walking bass gymnastics on Woodchopper's Ball.
Also related as a former French Horn player and typist! :D