One of the Best Cover Bands in Chicago!” (CBS News), BRASS FROM THE PAST is the HOTTEST horn band in the Midwest. Boasting an unstoppable 6-piece horn section, tight 4-piece rhythm section, and 3 powerful singers who command the stage, this is no ordinary band!
BRASS FROM THE PAST is built with some of Chicagoland's top-tier touring and studio players…musicians who have performed with The Temptations, The O'Jays, Ray Charles, Bob Hope, Tony Bennett, Count Basie, Maynard Ferguson, Lionel Hampton, Clark Terry, The Four Freshman, Natalie Cole, Anne Murray, Rita Moreno, Bob Newhart, Bill Cosby, Steve Allen, Dennis De Young of Styx, Sammy Davis, Jr., Eddie King, Aura, and many other international acts.
Audiences are thrilled and overwhelmed with a wildly diverse selection of music which matches the elegance of any occasion. BFTP projects the energy of a concert-like stage performance that energizes a crowd by creating exciting dance atmosphere and filling the night with contagious fun that is sure to delight every guest!
This is the music of your most joyful memories: we bring you back to the 60s, 70s, and 80s with Motown, R&B, Funk, and Soul. We give you the playlist that no other band can touch. Whatever your musical needs maybe, from the delicate nuance of a jazz combo during cocktail hour to the high energy of an electrifying dance party, BFTP will be perfect match to any occasion. BRASS FROM THE PAST will make your wedding, corporate event, private party, or fundraiser an unforgettable event for your audience.
Please explore our website, enjoy our live performance videos, listen to live audio recordings, and read reviews of people just like you who have experienced BRASS FROM THE PAST.
“OMG the best (absolute best) music ever at any wedding I have ever been to!! Fantastic guys and gals!! Cheers to you!”
“Just saw these folks at the Palatine Village Street Fair – they ROCK !!”
-Valarie Clark Sobolewski
“Just wanted to say how awesome you guys were at our wedding. Best wedding band ever people said and I agreed. We will be checking your schedule and hopefully coming to see you guys somewhere. Also thanks for putting together agreat set list. Thanks again.”
“You're band was great at thePrairie House fundraiser tonight. One of the best bands I've seen in along time!”
-Mary Vaznonis Roseman
John Tomassone's Brass from The Past 11/30/13
I wanted to thank you and the members of Brass from the Past for the great job you did performing at our National Sales Meeting in Itasca, IL this past October. I know this type of performance, which was tied into our awards ceremony is probably not your typical gig, but the band pulled it off. They were high energy and they performed exactly as we had hoped.
We take a survey every year after our meeting and I am happy to report that Brass from the Past received a rating of 9.4 on a scale of 1 – 10. Normally I tell people if you get over an 8 you were fantastic. I guess a 9.4 makes you Outstanding!
Here are just a few exact comments people wrote in regarding your performance:
“The band was the best one in my 7 years of attending your meetings. Every one of the singers was clutch.”
“13 people in a band? Holy Cow they were great! I wish we could have listened to them for hours. “
“What a great band. If they didn't have so many people, I would suggest you fly them to our next meeting.”
Thank you again for a great night and if we are ever in the Chicago area, we will be sure to book again.
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Nick Drozdoff (Trumpet),
John Tomassone (Trumpet),
Jack Schmidt (Trombone),
Doug Daniels, Joel Moore (Alto Sax / Tenor Sax),
Kurt Anderson (Bari Sax),
Ken Toller ,Joe Quarrato (Drums),
Scott Williams (Bass),
Owen Szorc (Guitar),
Robert Presley (Keyboard),
Jeff Anthony , Mimi Mapes (Vocalists)