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“This is not your grandfather's brass quintet!”
Hailed as a Critic’s Pick in Time Out New York magazine, for over 20 years Manhattan Brass has been known for its innovative programming, dynamic performances, varied, eye-opening repertoire, and commitment to educating audiences of all ages about live music and the brass idiom. The ensemble is an amalgam of individual virtuoso musicians, each bringing to the table their unique experience and vision. Recent reviews have praised the ensemble as “truly exceptional musicians who are also enjoying themselves, the listening experience is profound.”; describing it as “virtuosity, precision, and a stylistic mastery that could be matched by few, surpassed by none.”; and stating "they play with impressive rhythmic energy, excellent balance, and a style that should be seen as an ideal to achieve.” and “Manhattan Brass has opened a whole new world of brass quintet performance. They are carving their own special niche - they are stellar.” Fanfare magazine declares “Speaking of dazzling, Manhattan Brass is off the chart...this group sounds as though they can do anything.”
Comfortable in every genre from Gesualdo to jazz, the quintet is intent on taking brass ensemble playing to another level and bringing their audience with them.
Manhattan Brass is Wayne du Maine & Lew Soloff, trumpets -- RJ Kelley, horn -- Michael Seltzer, trombone & David Taylor, bass trombone.