Brass

Why book Brass?

Brass is a quintet of musicians brought together by a mutual love of music and interest in exploring the myriad performing opportunities available on brass orchestral instruments. We bring extensive orchestral experience and uncurbed personal enthusiasm to every performance we give.

If you require festive or solemn music at a special event (whether it be a banquet, a wedding, a gala party, a conference reception, or whatever), we are happy to work with you to put together a program that will best serve your needs. We have been hired by the Beinecke Library, Foxwoods Casino, the New Haven Arts Council and Yale University on many occasions to provide musical services.

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BRASS at the Wilton Community Celebration

This is a FABULOUS band! They played our event "Jazz it UP! In the Big Easy" on Saturday night and everyone LOVED them. A highlight of the evening! Very professional and wonderful to work with!

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Reviewer: Laura D.
Organization: Wilton Family YMCA
Event: Dinner Dance in Wilton, CT
Event Date: Oct 19, 2013
Hired As: Brass Band

Great music, professional group!

Brass was great - all of our guests complimented on the music. The group was professional and very flexible with the setup. Junius was a pleasure to work with leading up to the event. Overall, a wonderful experience.

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Reviewer: Jennifer Z.
Event: Corporate Event in New Haven, CT
Event Date: Jul 9, 2013
Hired As: Brass Band

Perfect holiday spirits & a great performance.

SIMPLY EXCELLENT!!

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Reviewer: Barbara M.
Event: Concert Venue in New Haven, CT
Event Date: Dec 5, 2012

Brass is great!

This is a great group! I have been attending their concerts in New Haven for about 6 years. They are always professional and entertaining, great musicians. Both their original arrangements and standards are wonderful, and they always get huge turn-outs at their concerts from a large, loyal fan base in New Haven. A fun group for concerts and events.

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Reviewer: Jessica J.
Event: Concert Venue in New Haven, CT
Event Date: Dec 8, 2011

Review by D. P.

BRASS has performed twice a year at our University Library for quite a number of years. They have performed both in concert style and as accompaniment to special events. They are able to provide various types of music, from classical to jazz and from dixieland to holiday music. Our audiences always look forward to BRASS performances and appreciate their talents, professionalism,and good humor. They are very dependable as well and I would recommend their services.

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Reviewer: D. P.
Event: Concert Venue in New Haven, CT
Event Date: Dec 8, 2010

Review by Rebekah C. J.

Brass made the music for my wedding so easy--they were prompt and professional, and we had more comments about the music than anything else.

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Reviewer: Rebekah C. J.
Event: Wedding Ceremony in New Haven, CT
Event Date: Aug 8, 2009
Hired As: Brass Musician, Classical Ensemble, Trombone Player, Trumpet Player

Review by Jacob B.

They performed at my wedding in 2002 and were flawless. They spent quite a bit of time before the ceremony going over music selections with us and helping us pick a good processional and recessional. The seating music was great and several of our guests commented positively on the great music.

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Reviewer: Jacob B.
Event: Wedding Ceremony in New Haven, CT
Event Date: Aug 3, 2002
Hired As: Brass Band

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 30 - 360 minutes
  • Fee: $1100 and up
  • Languages: Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Overview

Our audiences can expect lively music masterfully played by virtuoso professional musicians. We love playing together, and it shows in our attitude and demeanor in performance. Our goal is to invite the audience into the space of expression and energy we create among our members when we are performing together as an ensemble.

Past Booked Events

06/20/13 Live at 135, Christ Presbyterian Church, New Haven
05/08/13 Marble and Brass Concert, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
03/31/13 Easter Service, St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Wilton, CT
03/03/13 Penny Lane, St. Mary's Church, Milford, CT
04/18/12 From Russia With Love, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, New Haven, 5:15 pm
12/07/11 A Very Brass Christmas, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, New Haven, 5:15 pm
11/06/11 Bridal Show, Omni Hotel, New Haven, 12-4 pm
09/12/11 Evergreen Woods, North Branford, 7:30 pm
05/03/11 Marble and Brass Concert, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, New Haven, CT
04/24/11 Easter Service, Saint Matthew's Episcopal Church, Wilton, CT

Brass

The members of Brass are:

Drew Mazurek, trumpets. A graduate of Yale University, Drew has extensive orchestral experience, playing to approving audiences in the United States and Europe. In addition to Brass, he frequently performs with Orchestra New England

Olivia Malin, trumpets. Olivia holds a Master's of Music in trumpet performance from the Yale School of Music, and is active in music education in the New Haven area. An avid performer in diverse genres from orchestral to salsa, she brings a high level of competency and energy to her work with Brass.

Junius Johnson, french horn. Junius has performed extensively in the United States and Europe. He is an honorary member of both the United States Army Field Band and the Bermuda Regiment Band, had frequently been featured as a soloist with several of Yale's orchestras. An active freelance musician, he may be heard on the soundtrack to the 2009 film "The Brothers Bloom."

Jennifer Griggs, trombone. A graduate of the Yale School of Music, Jennifer Griggs has recently joined Brass as a full time member.

Jason Arnold, tuba. Jason is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music with a Master of Music degree. He has recorded with Joseph Alessi as a member of the Imperial Brass Band and was featured in a 2010 episode of ABC's "All My Children" with an on-camera performance role.

The team providing the talent:

Drew Mazurek

Trumpets

Olivia Malin

Trumpets

Junius Johnson

Horn

Jason Arnold

Tuba

Jennifer Griggs

Trombone

Set List

For information about our repertoire, visit our www.yale.edu/brass/repertoire

Influences & Inspiration

Canadian Brass

Setup Requirements

5 Chairs

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