Chautauqua Brass

Mar 26 2021 - 7:30pm

$15 (Household Live Stream)

Established in September of 2018, Chautauqua Brass is a New York-based chamber ensemble with a keen focus on music education rooted in musicians' wellness. Coming from different places across North America, each member brings his own tastes in music to the group, which is reflected in the wide variety of music found in its concert programs. With a vision set on fostering a healthy community of musicians and listeners from all walks of life, the members of Chautauqua Brass believe that music is the best way to bring a community together.

Growing in popularity throughout the Chautauqua region, the group performs a mixture of classical and pop music, including songs not typically performed by brass ensembles.  In addition to performances, the group also offers educational workshops and master classes for student musicians of all ages.

The group's four core members include Devin Bennett, Bobby Fisco, Landon Gray and Daniel Marion.

Bennett, the resident Canadian in the group, comes from the mountains of British Columbia. He was raised in International Schools all over the world, and loves to experience different cultures. He has since settled in the Chautauqua area to make music with Chautauqua Brass, and work with Musicians Wellness of North America.

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Fisco comes to Chautauqua Brass from Pittsburgh, where he completed his Masters of Music degree at Carnegie Mellon University. His primary teachers have included Jan Kagarice, Ed Zadrozny, Peter Sullivan, and Jaime Morales-Matos. He serves as the musical arranger for the group, which he describes as a fun challenge given the unique and adaptable instrumentation of the ensemble.  Away from Chautauqua Brass, Fisco is an assistant clinician at Musician’s Wellness of North America.

Originally from Santa Rosa, California, Gray holds a degree in Trumpet Performance from the University of North Texas. He enjoys playing a diverse selection of music. 

Rounding out the bottom of the ensemble, Marion is Chautauqua Brass’ Bass Trombonist. Born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, where he discovered a love for music in early grade school, Marion made the switch to bass trombone in high school upon playing in the school’s big band. His primary teachers include Jan Kagarice, Vern Kagarice, Tony Baker, Darren McHenry, Tony Corson and Gary Phillips.  He graduated from the University of North Texas with a bass trombone performance degree.  Marion is an active freelancer and has performed with The Metro Praise Orchestra, a jazz big band based in Fort Worth, TX, and the Grammy-nominated One O’clock Lab Band.  In his time off the horn, Daniel works with Musican’s Wellness of North America as an assistant clinician.