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The Brass Junkies

The Brass Junkies, hosted by former Boston Brass tuba player Andrew Hitz and a rotating cast of characters, features interviews with the best and brightest brass players in the world. Subject matter includes everything from the serious to the ridiculous, just like the music business.
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Feb 2, 2023

Horn legend Marty Hackleman takes us behind the scenes for the Empire Brass recording session for their album Class Brass.

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Jan 19, 2023

A clip from each Brass Junkies interview of 2022 along with some brief thoughts on each.

  • TBJ180 Matt Neff of the North Carolina Symphony on getting incredibly nervous in auditions, even two decades into his professional career (2:51)
  • TBJ181 Kevin Newton of Imani Winds on his mental approach to auditions (7:44)
  • TBJ182 Jeff Curnow of The Philadelphia Orchestra on Rolf Smedvig setting the tone for Empire Brass concerts (9:45)
  • TBJ184 International tuba phenom Sergio Carolino on staying away from negative people (11:24)
  • TBJ185 Sylvia Alimena, formerly of the National Symphony Orchestra, on why it's never too early to talk about artistry with students (13:23)
  • TBJ186 Beth Wiese of Appalachian State University on how musicians don’t control much but do control how they approach a piece of music (14:40)
  • TBJ187 Jack Burt of the University of Maine on the concept of any performance being just a snapshot (17:28)
  • TBJ188 Joe Dollard, retired Navy Band, on making the case for strengthening the connection between your singing voice and your playing (19:36)
  • TBJ190 Kevin Gebo of the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" on the importance of listening (21:43)
  • TBJ191 Steve Lange of the Boston Symphony Orchestra on the breakthrough he had after experiencing a real low point early on in his career (23:31)
  • TBJ192 William Russell of Boston Brass on the intense moment in a lesson with Mike Roylance that really impacted him (27:01)
  • TBJ193 Billy Hunter of the Metropolitan Opera on using his imagination to help him perform at his best  (30:30)
  • TBJ194 Natalie Mannix of the University of North Texas on the benefits of using a Pomodoro timer when practicing (32:32)
  • TBJ195 Jasmine Pigott on overcoming a less than encouraging teacher early in her career and how she went about learning to improvise (35:41)
  • TBJ196 Christopher Davis on the mindset he brings to subbing with orchestras around the world (38:31)
  • TBJ197 Jonathan Fowler of West Chester University on the importance of regularly checking in with yourself to make sure your goals are still your goals (40:57)
  • TBJ198 Terry Bingham, formerly of the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own", on his ability to morph to match any style or any musician and credits listening to lots of different music (43:00)
  • TBJ200 Lance LaDuke, formerly of a lot of things, on being too stupid to quit (45:11)
  • TBJ201 Joe Burgstaller or Arizona State University on teaching students improvisation using a theater technique (48:02)
  • TBJ202 Andrew Dougherty of the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" on exactly how organized he has been for the three professional auditions he has won to date (52:13)
  • TBJ203 Bruce Faske of Arkansas State University on losing his father and how all we have is today (52:23)
  • TBJ204 Pete Sullivan of the Pittsburgh Symphony on the legendary Charles Dutoit messing with Pete's head in his first year with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra (58:02)
  • TBJ205 Kevin Harrison of Axiom Brass on his former teacher, Floyd Cooley, never quitting on him when he was at a difficult point in his life (1:05:10)

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Jan 5, 2023

Trumpet superstar Rex Richardson joins the show to talk about his new book, 100 Days of Trumpet Practice, and to offer practicing tips for all brass players.

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Dec 22, 2022

The latest installment of the Brass Legacy Project celebrates the life of former Principal Tuba of the San Francisco Symphony Floyd Cooley.

Special guests:

  • Kevin Harrison - Axiom Brass
  • Daryl Johnson - Louisville Symphony Orchestra
  • Pete Link - Kyoto Symphony Orchestra
  • Mike Roylance - Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • William Russell - Boston Brass
  • Jerome Stover - Sam Houston State University

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Dec 8, 2022

Principal Trombone of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Pete Sullivan joins Andrew along with special guest co-host Jim Nova for Episode 204 of The Brass Junkies.

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Nov 24, 2022
Andrew is joined by friends to share what they're grateful for!
 
For the annual episode giving thanks, Andrew is joined by five friends of the show:
 
► Shelagh Abate - The Horn Queen of Broadway
► Jack Burt - Professor of Trumpet at the University of Maine
► Bruce Faske - Professor of Trombone at Arkansas State University
► Kevin Gebo - Trumpet for The United States Army Brass Quintet
► Geoff Pilkington - Principal Horn of the Kennedy Center Opera Orchestra
 
 
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Nov 10, 2022

Andrew Dougherty joins TBJ for a special Winning the Audition!
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Oct 25, 2022

Joe Burgstaller joins special co-host Chris Martin to talk all things trumpet!
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Oct 11, 2022

Lance bids a fond farewell to the podcast and is joined by a cavalcade of stars!
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Sep 27, 2022

Andrew and Lance answer MORE listener questions | TBJ199
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Sep 13, 2022

Terry Bingham on his career with playing Trumpet with the Pershing’s Own and more | TBJ198

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Aug 30, 2022

Becoming a student to be a better teacher and more with Jonathan Fowler | TBJ197
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Aug 16, 2022

World-renowned Bass Trombonist Christopher Davis talks with the Brass Junkies | TBJ196

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Aug 2, 2022

Jasmine Pigott talks about her new EP, improvising on the tuba, and much more! | TBJ195
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Jul 19, 2022

Natalie Mannix on UNT, IWBC, Stiletto Brass and more! | TBJ194
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Jul 5, 2022

The Metropolitan Opera's Billy Hunter on trumpet, meditation, his career and more
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Jun 21, 2022

Boston Brass's William Russell on studying with Sam Pilafian, the tuba, and more!
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Jun 7, 2022

Steve Lange talks orchestral trombone, Joe Alessi, the Boston Symphony, and more | TBJ191
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May 24, 2022

The Army Ceremonial Band, Fatherhood, Trumpet and more with Kevin Gebo | TBJ190

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May 10, 2022

Andrew and Lance answer MORE listener questions!
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Apr 26, 2022

Navy Band, Rich Matteson, and Jazz Euphonium with Joe Dollard | TBJ188
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Apr 12, 2022

Etude-A-Day, Rotary Trumpets, and more with Jack Burt | TBJ187
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Mar 29, 2022

TBJ186 features Beth Wiese from the 2022 TBJ Tuba Workshop

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Mar 15, 2022

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Mar 15, 2022

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