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!
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.
As trained classical musicians, Cleveland Brass Works can add the glorious sound of brass to your wedding, church event, or concerts.
Performing A Christmas Canticle by Vince Gassi
written for Cleveland Brass Works with orchestra
Saturday, December 09, 2023 - 7:30 pm
Westlake Performing Arts Center
Sunday, December 10, 2023 - 3:00 pm
CSU Waetjen Auditorium
Along with their usual fun and stylized music, Cleveland Brass Works will join up with Music Director David Blazer, performing the Widor Tocatta.
Time and Date to be determined for spring of 2024.
Joseph Miller is one of the most asked-for trumpet players and music educators in Northeast Ohio. Currently the principal trumpet at Cleveland’s Playhouse Square, Joe has performed and toured extensively, including a who’s who of nationally touring Broadway shows, including Wicked, West Side Story, Porgy and Bess, Book of Mormon, Kinky Boots, and more.
Joe has also toured internationally with the Grammy-nominated Acid Jazz group, Liquid Soul, and with Grammy winning singer/composer, Bobby Caldwell. Joe has also played lead and solo trumpet for Aretha Franklin, Tony Bennett, La India, The Temptations and Four Tops, Weird All Yankovic, Tony Vega, Frankie Valli, Barry Manilow, The Funk Brothers and lots of others. He has also been a featured soloist throughout northeast Ohio.
Joe’s recording credits are many and varied, including Grammy-nominated recordings with Bassist, Doug Johns, the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, the Jack Schantz Jazz Unit, Paul Ferguson's Jazz Orchestra, Sammy DeLeon, the late Gerald Levert, First Light and many more.
Joe has been a member of the music faculty at Cleveland State University since 2011, specializing in jazz and commercial music, and joined the faculty at The Music Settlement in 2018. Joe is a proud Cleveland State University alum and a grateful student of the great former Cleveland Orchestra trumpeter, Charles Couch, and local jazz legend, Kenny Davis.
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.
Always up for a challenge, Meredith Evans picked up the horn at the age of 9, and never looked back. She is a Freelancer in the Cleveland area, and can be found collaborating with friends in groups such as The Cleveland Pops, The Youngstown Symphony, The Ashland Symphony, Akron & Canton Symphonies, The Mansfield Symphony, Firelands Symphony Orchestra, and many others. She has also shared the stage with many interesting artists, including Juan Diego Florez of The Met, Sarah Brightman, Hanson, and more!
She received her Bachelors in Horn Performance from Baldwin Wallace College, and her Masters from Kent State University. Despite her classical background, Meredith quickly found joy in expanding her musical repertoire, and started a long joy filled relationship with the world of Theater. She has played in many productions, including: 10 productions of Beauty & the Beast, The Producers, Parade, Man of La Mancha, Oliver, Mary Poppins, Peter Pan, Seussical The Musical, Shrek the Musical, Sweeny Todd, Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods, Kiss of The Spider Woman, The Little Mermaid, Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar, Song and Dance, Secret Garden, The Wiz, Ragtime, Billy Elliott, The Who’s Tommy, and many others that she often has a hard time remembering! She has been the long term principal (and only) horn player for productions at the Beck Center for The Arts, as well as freelancing at many community theater productions throughout North East Ohio. There are also rumors that she was heard playing Trumpet on A Little Night Music, selections from Dreamgirls, and a few others, but she has yet to confirm this rumor!
In the midst of her freelancing career, Meredith took a chance and won the Low Horn position at the Orquesta Sinfonica de Yucatan, in Merida, Mexico. In a whirlwind two weeks, she accepted the position, and moved to Mexico for the experience of a lifetime. She spent 4 years in Mexico, and enjoyed almost every moment (except for the bugs!) before returning home to N. E. Ohio, her family, and her eclectic freelancing career. Meredith is a relatively new member of The Cleveland Brassworks, and true to form, really enjoys the musical challenge this group brings!
Meredith spends what little free time she has lifting heavy things at the gym, hiking and biking through Ohio’s glorious parks, and spending time with family and friends.
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, 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.
George Judy began studying drums at the age of 11 with Edward Bobick and later with Bob McKee. Soon after, he started performing in the Cleveland area with several local bands. He attended Cleveland State University where he studied percussion with Joseph Adato of the Cleveland Orchestra. There he received his Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance and Education.
While attending Cleveland State, Mr. Judy began his professional career by performing with such personalities as Paul Anka, Jack Jones, Juliet Prowse, Engelbert Humperdinck, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Aretha Franklin, Perry Como, Dinah Shore, Mickey Rooney, Marie Osmond and Harry Belafonte. Since that time, he has performed in over 50 Broadway shows as well as with many other TV entertainers and Movie stars. He has performed, recorded and toured with the Cleveland Orchestra under such conductors as Christoph von Dohnanyi, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Kurt Masur, Jahja Ling, Roger Norrington, Riccardo Chailly and Yoel Levi. Other orchestras include the Lyric Opera of Cleveland, Cleveland Chamber Symphony, Mansfield Symphony, Erie Philharmonic, Erie Ballet, Ohio Ballet, Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, Firelands Symphony, Southwest Florida Symphony, Boise Philharmonic Orchestra, Warren Philharmonic Orchestra and Great Lakes Theatre Festival.
In 1981, Mr. Judy went on a national tour of the United States and Canada as drummer/percussionist with the Broadway show “Oklahoma!” conducted by the show’s original conductor and Academy Award winner, Jay Blackton. While on tour, he recorded the music from “Oklahoma!” for the British Broadcasting Co. (BBC) in a film entitled “ALL THE WORLDS A STAGE”. He was the Principal drum set player for the Cleveland Pops Orchestra from 1995 until 2014 and continues to perform in the Cleveland area with various groups. George can also be heard on recordings with the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, Cleveland Pops Orchestra, Cleveland Percussion Ensemble, Ludwig Publishing Co., The Kingdom Brass Quintet and The Original Cast Album of MIM.
In addition to his performing and teaching, Mr. Judy has co-authored several books entitled “THE PERCUSSIONIST’S DICTIONARY (Alfred Music Publishing), “PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS OF THE WORLD” and “PRIME TIME READER”.
Jean Wroblewski Keehn
Cleveland Brass WorksSample
Classic Chuck Mangione tune performed at Bluffton University.
Bluesy rock with a screamin' ending!
Performed live from Bluffton University
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