We’re excited to host a masterclass with Vince DiMartino (trumpet) and Marty Erickson (tuba) of Millennium Brass Quintet.
11am, Thursday 2/21 at MRH 6.248
Millenium Brass is also presenting a concert in Jessen Auditorium later Thursday evening (2/21). More info here.
Vince DiMartino is one of the most sought after trumpet performers and educators. Since graduating from The Eastman School of Music in 1972, professor DiMartino taught at the University of Kentucky until 1993. At that time, Mr. DiMartino began a new appointment as Distinguished Artist in residence at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. There he teaches trumpet, jazz history, and coaches brass and jazz ensembles. He has served as the Music Chair and is currently coordinator of the Centre College Instrumental Program. He is a distinguished Matton Professor of Music at Centre College.
Vince DiMartino is equally known as a jazz artist. He has been the lead and solo trumpet in the Lionel Hampton Band, the Chuck Mangione Band, the Clark Terry Band and The Eastman Arranger’s Holiday Orchestra. He has also performed with some of this country’s finest college jazz ensembles. Vince has been a member of the artist-faculty of the highly acclaimed Skidmore Jazz Institute since its inception in 1988, working with fellow artist-teachers Milt Hinton, Todd Coolman, Ed Shaughnessy, Frank Mantooth, Curtis Fuller, Dick Oatts and Pat LaBarbera.
Virtuosity, versatility, and variety are the hallmarks of the Millennium Brass, one of the most exciting new chamber ensembles to appear on the national concert scene in recent years. This ensemble has given concerts and clinics in Greece, Germany, Brazil, and Italy as well as the United States. Millennium Brass brings together five of America’s most acclaimed brass players: Vince DiMartino, trumpet; Richard Illman, trumpet; Lisa O. Bontrager, horn; Scott Hartman, trombone; and Marty Erickson, tuba. Each is recognized internationally as a leading virtuoso on their instrument, with dozens of solo and ensemble recordings to their names. With a repertoire that ranges from the standard classical brass quintets to ragtime to brass band to jazz and popular works, the Millennium Brass offers a variety of program options to fit any concert need.
Comfortable in jazz and pops styles as well as the classical idiom, the members of the Millennium Brass display a rare versatility in their playing. Collectively, they have performed as soloists and section members with many of America’s leading orchestras, including those in Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Cincinnati, Baltimore, Minnesota, Rochester, St. Louis, and Washington. They have also appeared with many of the world’s leading popular stars, including Burt Bacharach, Pearl Bailey, Dave Brubeck, Ray Charles, The 5th Dimension, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Bob Hope, Henry Mancini, Chuck Mangione, Doc Severinsen, and Clark Terry.
Each member of the Millennium Brass is a nationally recognized and highly respected brass educator. They now hold or have held faculty appointments at some of the country’s most prestigious colleges and universities, including Yale University, Boston University, the Eastman School of Music, Indiana University, the University of Kentucky, Michigan State University, New England Conservatory, and Penn State University. The quintet offers a full range of innovative educational talks, workshops and programs in conjunction with concert performances, giving students of all ages the opportunity to interact with elite level musicians. With its unmatched musical excellence and dynamic program possibilities, the Millennium Brass is truly the ensemble for the new century.