First Annual Brooklyn Brass Festival Held at Kumble Theater
Sarah DeCamp,Associate Director of Public Relations
The first annual Brooklyn Brass Festival was held at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music and Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn from March 7 to 9. The three-day festival was full of exciting concerts, workshops and master classes, and performances from renowned artists, such as David Taylor, Steve Turre, Jimmy Owens, Wimer Wise, Vincent Chancey, and more.
The event, which was free for all high school and college students, was created by director Earl McIntyre to allow brass players a platform to discuss, perform, and educate one another, as well as the general public. The goal of the festival was to help push the envelope conceptually, technically, and musically for brass players in the tri-state area. Free workshops were given for brass, woodwind, and rhythm instruments. In addition, the festival featured the latest instruments and books.
"We were excited to hold our first Brooklyn Brass Fest at Kumble Theater,” said McIntyre. “Kumble Theater was the perfect place for students to come together with renowned musicians and teaching artists to expand on their talents.”
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