A Unique Brass Quintet

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About Us

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This is Cleveland Brass Works

A classical brass quintet with a not-so-classical twist. Take a bunch of trained brass players and toss some jazz, rock, funk, Latin, and swing tunes in front of them. Shake it up with drum set and percussion and you get a rollicking good time with fun music!    This group will definitely mix up your musical taste buds and provide a pleasing earful for every generation! 

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Cleveland Brass Works has performed at many of Cleveland's jazz and night clubs, as well as being asked to play several festivals throughout northeast Ohio.  The perfect "mini big band" for your event. Whether it is a night club, music festival, concert hall, private party, or corporate event, Cleveland Brass Works will surely entertain and excite.  Contact us for your next event.

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As trained classical musicians, Cleveland Brass Works can add the glorious sound of brass to your wedding, church event, or concerts.

Our Memebers

Theresa May

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Theresa J. May is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. She received her Masters degree in trumpet performance from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and her Bachelor of Music from the University of Dayton. Theresa keeps a vigorous performance and teaching schedule. She is adjunct faculty at Cuyahoga Community College where she teaches Applied Trumpet, African American Music History and World Music. Theresa also plays trumpet in the Cleveland Opera Theater Orchestra, Colour of Music Festival, Gabriel’s Horns Big Band, Mourning [A] BLKstar, Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, and Cleveland Brass Works. She has performed with the DIVA Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Sherrie Maricle, in the month-long production of Maurice Hines’ Tappin’ Thru Life at the Cleveland Playhouse. Theresa has also been featured as a guest artist in the Alumni Recital Series at the University of Dayton.

Greg Fitch

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Greg Fitch is a Graduate of Cleveland School of the Arts and The Ohio State University in Jazz Performance.  Greg plays solo trumpet for Cleveland Brass Works, Gabriel’s Horns Big Band, Love Unlimited Orchestra.

Debbie Haviland

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Debbie Haviland received a B.M.E. From Baldwin Wallace University and a M.M. From Cleveland State University. As an avid freelance musician all her life she has performed with the following musical groups:   Mansfield/Ashland/ Erie/Warren/ Lorain County Community/ Cleveland Philharmonic/ Solon Philharmonic/and Chagrin Falls Studio Orchestras. Lake Shore/ Mill Street and Crooked River Brass Quintets.  Emerald Winds Woodwind Quintet and Corni Ones horn club.  In 1980 she was honored to perform with the Cleveland Music School Settlement Brass Quintet music written By Leonard Bernstein when Bernstein was the guest for this concert.al ones.


Brad Kepperley

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Brad Kepperley, born and raised in North Olmsted, OH, began playing trombone at age 9. As the son of a band director, he was introduced to many diverse musical genres at a young age. Brad studied music performance at The Ohio State University and Cleveland State University.  A few of his influences include Parliament, Louis Jordan, John Williams and Pink Floyd. Over the years he's had the opportunity to share the stage with acts such as Aretha Franklin and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band.

Scott Hindulak

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Scott Hindulak, a life long Clevelander, studied tuba with Ron Bishop at the Cleveland Institute of Music.  He furthered his musical studies at The University of Akron’s School of Music in tuba performance and music theory.  Scott has performed with the Akron Chamber Orchestra, the Akron Jazz Workshop, and the Lakeshore Brass Quintet.  He currently performs with the Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra, The Chagrin Valley Studio Orchestra, Gabriel’s Horns Big Band. Scott lives in Cleveland Heights with his wife Eileen and both enjoy visiting their four children and five grandchildren.

John Musat

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John Musat received his Master of Science in Educational Administration from The University of Akron in 2002.  Since then, he has served in several building administration capacities for the Cuyahoga Falls City School District, and is currently an Elementary Principal at Elizabeth Price Elementary School.  He started his musical studies at Baldwin Wallace College in 1993 while assuming an entirely different professional track, which resulted in him earning his Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1998.  While at BW, he was “sort of” an undeclared percussion minor, as he participated in both the Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra, as well as participated in multiple percussion ensemble performances during his tenure.  He currently is the principal Timpanist for the Parma Symphony Orchestra, a member of the Hermit Club Orchestra, drummer for The Cleveland Brass Works, as well as a freelance drummer/percussionist for the Greater Cleveland and Akron areas.  When he’s not busy with work or music, he enjoys spending time with his wife Lisa, and their four children, Alyssa, Avery, Addison and John Samuel.

Carl DeScott

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Carl DeScott is has been a freelance drummer and percussionist in Greater Cleveland and throughout Northeast Ohio since 1972. Carl presently plays for Strangers From the Street, It’s Just Us, and the Cosmic Gypsies.

Guest Performers

Trumpet

Josh Rzepka

Mark Russo

Tom Lehman

Jack Schantz

Christopher Scott


Trombone

Sam Blakeslee

Paul Ferguson

Jean Wroblewski Keehn


French Horn

Marty Layman

Meredith Evans


Drums

Evan Mitchell

Kirk Georgia

Neil Chastain

A Little of What We Do

Cleveland Brass WorksSample

Binnie's Bop

A fun and whimsicle mambo for the group to play.

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Do you have questions, want to book a show, or collaborate on a new piece? Reach out and let's make music happen. 

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