Dave Good 5 p.m., June 21
RIYL: The Gaudete Brass Quintet, the Center City Brass Quintet
Upcoming Local Shows
- Rancho Bernardo Library — Saturday, July 8, 10am – 4pm
- SDSU: San Diego State University — Monday, July 10, 1pm – 4pm
- SDSU: San Diego State University — Tuesday, July 11, 1pm – 4pm
- SDSU: San Diego State University — Wednesday, July 12, 1pm – 4pm
- SDSU: San Diego State University — Thursday, July 13, 1pm – 4pm
- SDSU: San Diego State University — Friday, July 14, 1pm – 4pm
- SDSU: San Diego State University — Saturday, July 15, 1pm – 2:30pm
Inception: San Diego, 1986
Influences: Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, New York Brass Quintet, Canadian Brass, Empire Brass, Eugene Bozza, Bruce Broughton, Victor Ewald
Westwind Brass performs many styles from many composers, from the rich baroque sonorities of Handel and Bach to the music of other cultures.
Each concert offers a kaleidoscopic set of styles and composers, from the rich Baroque sonorities of Handel and Bach to the music of other cultures. Serious art music including the jazz of Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk are also embraced.
In addition to a varied and expanding concert schedule, Westwind Brass is dedicated to education, having developed programs and master classes for students of all ages. The Grammy-nominated ensemble is in residence at San Diego State University and is on the touring roster of the California Arts Council. The group receives major support from the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.
John Wilds (trumpet) is principal trumpet with the San Diego Opera Orchestra and San Diego Chamber Orchestra, and second trumpet with the San Diego Symphony.
Andrew Elstob (trumpet) has performed with Pavarotti, Classics for Kids, the Orchestra de Baja California, and the San Diego Symphony.
Barry Toombs (horn) is Executive Director of the group and also performs with the San Diego Chamber Orchestra, Starlight Musical Theatre, San Diego Symphony, San Diego Opera Orchestra, Summerfest, and SONOR, the contemporary chamber ensemble at the University of California San Diego. The group also includes David Pollock (trombone) and Brent Dutton (tuba).
In November 2011, the band released Dutton’s World Resounds. Westwind Brass tuba player and artistic director Brent Dutton has composed or arranged a great deal of the music played by the band, and the CD features his take on music from around the world (either arranged, alluded to or imagined) coached in his own personal voice.