Virtuosic ensemble performance, interesting music, unique stories, engaging interaction with the audience, and lots of chuckles make two hours of delightful fun for Westwind Brass’ audiences.
There is little in the musical lexicon that they cannot tackle and perform well. Their uniqueness lies in their ability to perform the entire spectrum of brass music.
Each concert offers a kaleidoscopic set of styles and composers from the rich Baroque sonorities of Handel and Bach to the music of other cultures. Serious art music including the jazz of Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk are embraced. No one stays seated when "That’s A Plenty" encores!
Westwind Brass concerts are evenings of good music , which involve the audience, fill the hall with warmth and laughter, and even throw in a little learning along the way. In addition to a varied and expanding concert schedule, Westwind Brass is dedicated to education, having developed programs and master classes for students of all ages.
The ensemble is in residence at San Diego State University. The group receives major support from the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.
Westwind Brass has captured prizes at two international brass competitions and tours regularly in the United States and internationally. Westwind Brass has released nine CDs to excellent notice: Westwind Brass, Westwind Brass and Friends, Westwind Christmas, Americana, Music of the Californias, The Old Euro Standard, Jazztet, Westwind’s Favorites and Dutton’s World Resounds.
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