Legends Tour Adds Five Players to the Stage
Joe, Ryan, Jeff, Gene and Chuck are well known to Canadian Brass friends, representing the core Canadian Brass ensemble that has been recording together since 2001. Added to this group, Brandon Ridenour has been playing with the group for the past season— Brandon is a recent graduate of The Juilliard School. The Brass first met Brandon at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, which is also the common link between the Brass and two other members, Zak and Gavin. They all jumped into the awareness of the group with their high degree of excellence exhibited at the Academy sessions years ago.
Jeff’s association with the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music has put him shoulder-to-shoulder with some of the finest musicians in the world. Two of his brass faculty colleagues will join us on stage next week: Pete and Joey. Of special interest to our friends in the Chicago area, Pete will be playing Mahler’s 8th Symphony with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Ravinia the night before he plays that same stage with the Brass! Joey, who has recently returned from a tour of Egypt with the Smithsonian Jazz Ensemble, also collaborated for years with fellow Canadian brass player Maynard Ferguson as his lead trumpet player!
Come out to hear these legendary musicians perform legendary repertoire. Be sure to take the opportunity to talk to these fine members of the Legends Tour after the concerts.
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