Reviews

“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





"...master story tellers..."

"...one of the nation's finest young brass ensembles..."

"...outstanding musicians..."

"...filled with talent and enthusiasm..."

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