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Boston Brass Interview Series, Part IV

Hornist Chris Castellanos of Boston Brass shares a few words of inspiration following the 2013 Boston Brass Music Camp in Gunnison, Colorado.

More about Chris:

A lifelong resident of Las Vegas, Chris received his formal education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Chris is a former member and soloist with the Las Vegas Philharmonic and served as a hornist for the Nevada Chamber Orchestra, Las Vegas Jazz Connection, and the TAD Wind Symphony of Japan. As a top call freelancer Chris has backed countless headliners on the Las Vegas strip.  Most notably – Frank Sinatra Jr., Tony Bennett, Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Mannheim Steamroller, Yes, Josh Groban, Michael Bublé, Johnny Mathis, David Foster (“Hit Man” live album and DVD) and has toured with Andrea Bocelli. Prior to joining Boston Brass, Chris spent 6 years on the road with Dallas Brass. When not touring with Boston Brass, Chris can be heard in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular”.

Boston Brass Interview Series, Part I

Spectacle Brass was honored to participate in the 2013 Boston Brass Music Camp on the campus of Western State Colorado University in Gunnison, Colorado.  So many insights were gained from the Boston Brass, a group that has truly made a long-lasting career performing as a brass quintet around the world for the past 26 years.  Each member of the Boston Brass was very generous to share advice about becoming professional musicians in today’s world.  To begin, let’s check out Jeff Conner.

More about Jeff:

Jeff Conner is the only original member of Boston Brass. He founded the group with some fellow Boston musicians while a student at Boston University and has engineered the meteoric rise of this ensemble’s fame in the world of popular chamber music. Jeff received his master’s degree in Music from Boston University and his bachelor’s degree in music from Boston Conservatory. He has presented his Entreprenurial Clinics at Yale School of Music, New England Conservatory of Music, University of South Carolina, University of Las Vegas, Kansas State University and the Indiana Music Educators Conference.