Westwind Brass (WWB) is a professional brass ensemble devoted to increasing people's awareness of music. The Los Angeles Times and others have acclaimed WWB for its virtuosity, musical integrity, and diverse programming. Performing since 1986, WWB has received recognition as a top prizewinner in two international brass competitions. WWB has performed for the Music Educators National conference and has given frequent performances for the California Music Educators Association state conferences.
Our public concerts offer a kaleidoscopic set of styles and composers from the rich Baroque sonorities of Handel and Bach to the music of world cultures. Serious art music including the jazz of Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk are embraced.
In residence at San Diego State University, the ensemble is nationally recognized for its critically acclaimed residencies, educational performances and concerts.
WWB is internationally recognized for its critically acclaimed residencies, educational performances and concerts. Featured in their residency programs is non-Western music from Africa, China, the middle east, and South America. The ensemble has performed for the Music Educators National Conference, the first Chamber Music Educator/Ensemble Seminar at Oberlin, and has spent many weeks in residency in Japan, Mexico, and through all regions of the United States.
WWB has collaborated with all local arts organizations to provide brass chamber music support for outreach programs, special concerts and donor related events. These include the San Diego Symphony, Orchestra Nova, Mainly Mozart, La Jolla Music Society, San Diego Men's Chorus, Balboa Theatre Foundation, San Diego Performing Art League, and the San Diego Children's Choir. We differ from all other arts and culture organizations in the County of San Diego by having the specific focus of performing and presenting brass chamber music. Our past partnerships with the Music Center of Los Angeles County, the Orange County Performing Arts Center and Chamber Music America has provided Westwind Brass the experience and knowledge to provide a superior product to the schools and students in San Diego County.
Westwind Brass has released eight CDs to excellent notice: Westwind Brass, Westwind Brass and Friends, Westwind Christmas, Americana, Music of the Californias, The Old Euro Standard, Jazztet, Westwind's Favorites and Dutton's World Resounds.
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