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Brass Musician welcomes Kate Wohlman aboard as chief editor and newest contributor!
By Casey Thomas
KATE WOHLMAN BIO  A native of the United Kingdom, Kate began performing at an early age on piano, voice, and trumpet.  After spending five years as a chorister she gained a further scholarship to study [...]

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Brass shows its mettle
By Casey Thomas
It’s time to shine a light on a group of instruments with a long, proud and loud history, collectively known as Brass.   Sinfini Music Brass Spotlight They’ve been around since the Middle Ages; today [...]

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Relaunch of Iconic 1950’s Jazz Catalog, Bethlehem Records, Announced by Verse Music Group & Naxos of America
By Casey Thomas
Classic Albums will be Restored & Remastered for CD, Digital and 10” & 12” Vinyl Release First Reissue Sets Debuts August, 27, 2013 Verse Music Group & Naxos of America are happy to announce the reissue [...]

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Jon Sass Low Brass Seminars
By Casey Thomas
    Greetings to fellow low brass musicians,   Till the end of 2013 , I will be presenting two more – 3- day seminars for tuba, euphonium, trombone- bass trombone at the GEA AKADEMIE-located in [...]

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Tone Grafting
By Casey Thomas
Tone Grafting by: Brad Edwards Here’s a practice trick that might be helpful.  Sometimes we get so wrapped up in playing a phrase that we lose sight of maintaining a good TONE on every note throughout the [...]

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Your Freelance Blueprint
By Casey Thomas
By: Michael Attaway of Providence Brass   I can remember being in college pursuing a music degree, and I was scared to death of entering the music field. Why?  I knew that orchestra jobs are [...]

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JoAnn Falletta and the Buffalo Philharmonic Perform First Ever Triple Trombone Concerto
By Casey Thomas
On November 16, 17 and 18, 2012 JoAnn Falletta and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra performed the world premiere of Eric Ewazen’s Triple Concerto for Three Trombones and Orchestra featuring the trombone section of the BPO, [...]

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Andy Scott shortlisted for British Composer Award
By Casey Thomas
Andy Scott’s Spirit of Mingus has been shortlisted for a British Composer Award 2012 in the Wind Band or Brass Band category. The work beat off stiff competition from some of the UK’s leading contemporary [...]

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Brass Clinic:  Developing a Beautiful Brass Sound
By Casey Thomas
  This discussion was developed for horn students, but works well for all brass.  Sound is the first thing we notice and the last thing we remember about any performance.  Tone is the most important [...]

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Art and architecture inspire trumpeter / composer Erik Jekabson’s “Anti-mass”
By Casey Thomas
Anti-Mass, a chamber-jazz concept album by trumpeter/composer Erik Jekabson, features his String-tet playing music inspired by artwork from the DeYoung Museum in San Francisco. The impressive list of sideman includes Dayna Stephens, tenor sax; Mads Tolling, violin; Charith Premawardhana, viola,; John Wiitala, bass; Smith Dobson on drums [...]

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