Composer, conductor and recovering trumpet player Brian Balmages sits down with Andrew and Lance despite his better judgment.
Bran started on the piano, goes on to explain how he writes and orchestrates his pieces and talks about the disconnect which sometimes occurs between what he thinks will be popular and what ends up being so.
He talks about why he likes working with groups and we learned that he has no ability to make International Date Line jokes.
You can help offset the costs of producing the show by making a small donation at https://www.patreon.com/thebrassjunkies. Your support is greatly appreciated!
Two of the members of C Street Brass/Beauty Slap, Hakeem Bilal and Gabriel Colby, sit down with Andrew & Lance in a fun conversation about these cool new interconnected groups.
C Street and Beauty Slap are a sort of Jekyll and Hyde hybrid with C Street functioning as a brass quintet and Beauty Slap a brass quartet plus DJ, giving them the opportunity to play to a wide set of audiences.
Most recently they shared the stage with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and we have fun exploring where these guys are going.