Widely acclaimed as an ensemble of the highest caliber, the Sonoran Brass Quintet has been captivating audiences for more than two decades. Sam Pilafian, founding tubist of the renowned Empire Brass acclaimed:
“The Sonoran Brass Quintet is a group of musical virtuosos who have transcended the difficulties of performing on brass instruments. They have become master storytellers!”...Read More
The Sonoran Brass Quintet is a dynamic musical group and a strong partner in helping to make your public or private event even more special. The group maintains a library of hundreds of works representing every genre: Renaissance, Classical, jazz, popular, Broadway, holiday, and everything in between. The group can cater to any musical need.
We are currently booking engagements for:
| Weddings and Receptions | Church and Religious Services | Corporate Events, Parties and Functions | Recitals and Concert Series | Educational Programs, Masterclasses and Clinics | Commencement and Graduation Ceremonies | Holiday Programs, including Christmas, Patriotic and Others.
“The Sonoran Brass is a group of five musical virtuosos who have transcended the difficulties of performing on brass instruments. They have become master storytellers in the medium of brass music. Their stories, whether on the concert stage or in a ceremonial setting, are told using the highest form of musical expression: EMOTIONAL COMMUNICATION!"
-- Sam Pilafian
Founding tubist, Empire Brass Quintet
Professor of Tuba, Arizona State University
“The Sonoran Brass Quintet continues to delight our audiences and enhance our performances year after year. They are outstanding musicians!”
-- Ron Carpenter
Artistic Director, Phoenix Children's Chorus
"The Sonoran Brass Quintet is one of the nation's finest young brass ensembles, filled with talent and enthusiasm. Members are some of the leading professionals in the southwest. Together, they perform with perfection, energy, and bravura in a large variety of musical styles--from Bach to Broadway."
-- David Hickman
Soloist; Recording Artist; Founder and President, Summit Brass
Regents’ Professor of Music, Arizona State University
“The members of the Sonoran Brass Quintet are wonderful musicians, superb ensemble players, each an articulate technical master in their own right. Their sense of phrase and kaleidoscope of dynamic expression makes their music come alive. Their programming is, at the same time, audience pleasing, and adventuresome, with repertoire that spans the centuries and styles. SBQ is equally sensitive as accompanists when working with voices or other instruments as well. Their clean, crisp tone and consummate articulation is equaled by few ensembles, and reminiscent of the rare artistry heard in The Empire Brass or Canadian Brass.”
-- Don Morse
Minister of Worship and the Arts
Central United Methodist Church, Phoenix
“I recently heard a recital by The Sonoran Brass Quintet, and besides being musically polished to a high degree, this was just plain fun!! They cover many styles, play all of them superbly, and trumpeter Josh Whitehouse’s version of Amazing Grace is not to be missed! If you are a music lover interested in having an enjoyable musical experience, you should be sure to find out where you can hear The Sonoran Brass Quintet.”
-- Charles Berginc
Principal Trumpet, The Phoenix Symphony
“We couldn’t have asked for more perfect music at the [wedding] ceremony. Thank you, Sonoran Brass Quintet.”
-- Kyle and Katie Faber
Married March 19, 2005, The Phoenix Zoo
“Thank you so much for playing our wedding! We were so excited and happy to have such a phenomenal group perform on our special day!”
-- Adam Strock and Andrea Badalamenti
Married June 10, 2006, The Fountain in Fountain Hills