As Summer 2017 draws to an end, we look back on a prolific four months of album releases featuring female brass musicians. With music including classical, jazz, and mariachi, this summer’s albums have something to offer for everyone.
NB: If you or a friend released an album this summer and we missed it, let us know in the comments! Continue reading →
Next Monday, April 3rd, Kirsten Warfield will hold a one-day residency at Colorado State University.
The first female to win a job in the “Pershing’s Own” United States Army Band, Warfield also plays in the band Black Masala and is the competitions coordinator for the American Trombone Workshop.
Trombonist and IWBC Past-President, Maureen Horgan, is announcing the recent release of her recording Moe’s Bit o’ Blues. Ms. Horgan is currently Professor of Music in Low Brass at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, Georgia. The recording includes commissions and favorite works by composers Perry Goldstein, Douglas O’Grady, Jonathan Santore, Kenyon Wilson, Robert Suderberg and Richard Zarov. The diverse compositions presented are for a number of different instrumentations: trombone and piano, brass quintet, trombone quartet; trombone, flute and electronics; and trombone and electronics. Other performers on the recording include Scott Hartmann, Julie Josephson, Don Robinson, John McElroy, Bart Jones, David Saunders, Kenyon Wilson, Lisa Bartholow, and Connie Cheesebrough. The CD is available from Ms. Horgan’s web site at www.maureenhorgan.com, Centaur Records (http://centaurrecords.com) or from other online stores (search for ‘Moe’s Bit o’ Blues).
The CDs available on Horgan’s website include signed copies! The website also features sound clips of tracks from the new album, including Perry Goldstein’s spectacular Passage, for trombone quartet (2001).
via Norway.org: The ten-piece ensemble fronted by trumpet virtuoso Tine Thing Helseth is set to embark on its first U.S. tour this spring!
tenThing, a Norwegian ten-woman brass ensemble has performed brass ensemble music to the highest standard since its founding in 2007. Helseth and three of her trumpet friends founded the group after watching a string orchestra concert, because they wanted to match that caliber of ensemble performance on brass instruments. The group plays entirely original arrangements and sometimes also uses choreography.
Hear them play and check if they’re coming to your town below the break! Continue reading →