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Brass meets Hip Hop: An Interview with King Porter Stomp

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Cruise & Craft – part 1

I miss the noisy, cramped, slightly damp college practice rooms. My mind wistfully recalls the din of horn players attempting Siegfried’s motif mixing with Clarke studies. Those were the days. Now I find myself in a stage locker. The room is full of all the tools needed for a wide variety of entertainment: costumes, lights, [...]

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Blue Mitchell – an unlikely Jazz Trumpet hero

Richard Allen (Blue) Mitchell, Born March 13, 1930 Miami, Florida, United States, died May 21, 1979 Los Angeles, California. Known as Blue Mitchell, this top class trumpet player is less than a household name, with all due respect. This, despite the illustrious company he kept during his career is unfortunate as he was one of the class musicians of his era, [...]

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Brass meets Hip Hop: An Interview with King Porter Stomp

For seven years, a band called King Porter Stomp has been bending genres, creating a new and interesting groove with every track they release. Their new single “Pocketfulofrocketfuel” is a great demonstration of brass playing for modern genres. As stated in their press release, the band “teamed up with world renowned producer DJ Vadim, MC [...]

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Brass in the 21st Century – Old Dirty Brasstards – Good Luck

Friends of the site Old Dirty Brasstards sent us this tweet as their contribution to the ongoing and increasingly popular theme of user generated content showing what Brass music in the 21st Century means to you. Just use the twitter hash tag: #DirtyBrass @21CBrass brass in the 21st century, Try our soundcloud page. Hope you [...]

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Brass music in the 21st Century – No BS! Brass Band

This post comes courtesy of the Brass fiends that are  No BS! Brass Band.  They sent us this tweet in response to our request for pics and videos of what Brass music in the 21st Century means to you. Brass of the Future. @NoBSBrass from Richmond, VA @21CBrass #rva http://t.co/feR1Nmqd06 — @ReggiePace™ (@ReggiePace) April 26, 2014 [...]

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