2014 - The Summer of Brass Bands
In June and July I have some very exciting performances with brass bands in Denmark where we'll perform my compositions and arrangements -- many of which will be premiered, and others which will be performed really well for the first time. :-)
Although I'm a fan of playing in small emsembles (my last album, "Rebelion" was only a trio...) I do have a special place in my heart for LARGE ensembles, especially when they're full of brass and percussion! The immense power generated by this type of ensemble is one of my favorite things to witness, and the innovative programs I'll be performing this summer should definitely be in your calendar!
German-Danish Brass Academy
July 19-24 in Sonderborg, Denmark
Anyone in Germany, Denmark, or other neighboring countries should really consider joining me for an incredible week in Sonderborg, where participants play in brass quintets and larger ensembles throughout the day, led by a spectacular faculty, and we'll all perform a concert at the end of the week (at a beautiful castle). Last year was my first time with the academy, and it is by far the greatest brass festival I have ever seen. Wonderfully friendly atmosphere, gorgeous scenery, high-level ensembles, world-class teachers. Openings are very limited, so apply now if you want in!
July 8-12 Olleria, Spain (Valencia)
I'm performing and teaching at a week-long trumpet festival in Valencia. Not a bad place to spend a week in the summer! There are some monstor trumpet soloists and professors at this festval, and I'm happy to be among them. We'll all be performing a Classical concert and I'm also giving a World/Jazz concert with my great friend and spectacular pianist, Luca Dell'Anna and my wife and spectacular vocalist, Elisabeth Vik.
SO, wanna visit Spain? ;-)
Here's the website for info and registration: