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HELPING to bring in the Christmas season, the Charleston Concert Association presented Tuesday evening December 12 the Boston Brass and the Brass All-Stars Big Band in a rollicking concert "Christmas Bells Are Swingin'!" to an enthusiastic audience at Gaillard Auditorium. The Boston Brass is made up...

A formidable sound reverberated Saturday evening in Carmel's Palladium when the renowned Boston Brass performed as part of the Center for the Performing Arts Holiday Series. The program consisted of highly original and often jazz -flavored arrangements of holiday favorites, including Joy to the World, The...

NOTES FROM THE BALCONY T'ang Quartet & Boston Brass Esplanade Concert Hall Saturday (15 January 2011)This review was published in The Straits Timeson 17 January 2011 with the title"Cool music from the Balcony" William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, the tragedy of ill-fated love caught in a family feud, has...

Classical brass ensembles are no strangers to the Christmas holiday repertoire, but when the Boston Brass is augmented by the Brass All-Stars Big Band, the result is especially festive, swinging and hilarious. With 12 horns and a three-piece rhythm section, the music packs a wallop,...

Gentle Listener: Please put on your driving goggles before listening to The Stan Kenton Christmas Carols. Kenton's otherwise bombastic arrangements, forever maligned as over-the-top, work perfectly on Christmas Carols. In fact, stunningly so. Kenton, along with arranger Ralph Carmichael, created music that shimmered, often approaching...