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A nosy trombonist (Melissa Brown) chats to other brass professionals about their careers, how they got there and what music they would happily put in the bin and never play again.

Bold as Brass Podcast Melissa Brown

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    • 4.8 • 16 Ratings

A nosy trombonist (Melissa Brown) chats to other brass professionals about their careers, how they got there and what music they would happily put in the bin and never play again.

    Lower Brass Days: St Mary's Music School (Edinburgh & Elgin)

    Lower Brass Days: St Mary's Music School (Edinburgh & Elgin)

    In this brief return episode tubist Jonathan Gawn and euphonium player and improviser (and previous pod guest!) Martin Lee Thomson tell us about their involvement with the Lower Brass Days in partnership with St Mary's Music School.
    More event info below:
    There will be a series of free Lower Brass events to celebrate the trombone, euphonium, tuba, tenor horn, and baritone horn, raising awareness of these instruments and the possible pathways for those wishing to take up an instrument of this type.
    St Mary's Music school, in partnership with leading brass players and industry specialists, have created two separate events (the first in Edinburgh on 24 February and the second in Elgin on 25 February 2024) to which players are welcome to participate and observe. There is group activity, warm ups, ensembles, and concerts and individuals can sign up to take part in a masterclass, whether a beginner or an advanced player. Parents and schools are invited to come along and observe and try their hand at any of the featured instruments generously supplied by Buffet Crampon.
    There should be something for everyone from the youngest player at the beginning of their journey to the seasoned professional with a chance to expand on their community building and exchange as part of their continuous professional development. 
    To take part or learn more, please visit: stmarysmusicschool.co.uk 
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    Show artwork: Stuart Crane
    Music credit: Upbeat Forever by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5011-upbeat-forever
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 40 min
    Goodbye, for now.

    Goodbye, for now.

    It's not a midweek extra episode, I'm afraid, folks.
    As you'll hear, I've loved every single second of running Bold as Brass Podcast. I've made great friends, professional connections, and kept myself busy when things were tough (looking at you, Covid).
    Running it as a one-person operation around work and trying to exist as a human is becoming too difficult and, after some painstaking consideration, it's time to pause production. 
    I'm not sure it'll be forever. Heck, I'm not sure I want it to be forever. But it's got to be for now.
    All content will stay live. Please continue to share and listen back; there are some gems in there (from guests, not me). 
    Thanks for the support. Bold as Brass, out (for now). Melissa x

    • 8 min
    Samuel Blaser

    Samuel Blaser

    In this episode trombonist Samuel Blaser tells us about developing an early interest in music at the age of 2, we hear about his travels to study and work, and we get to hear his opinions on the Berio Sequenza.
    www.samuelblaser.com/
    facebook.com/samuel.blaser
    @samuelblasermusic
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    Website: boldasbrasspodcast.com
    Show artwork: Stuart Crane
    Music credit: Upbeat Forever by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5011-upbeat-forever
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 30 min
    Terry Hsieh

    Terry Hsieh

    In this episode multi-instrumentalist Terry Hsieh tells us about his path to becoming a session musician, he tells us about developing music production skills during the COVID-19 pandemic, and we hear about his current, busy tour life!
    https://www.terryhsieh.com/
    https://onlinetromboneacademy.com/
    facebook.com/terryhsiehmusic
    @tehjassman
    Facebook: Bold as Brass Podcast
    Instagram: @boldasbrasspodcast
    Website: boldasbrasspodcast.com
    Show artwork: Stuart Crane
    Music credit: Upbeat Forever by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5011-upbeat-forever
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 41 min
    Nick Sholl

    Nick Sholl

    In this episode bass trombonist (and wider low brass player) Nick Sholl tells us about travelling quite extensively in pursuit of his studies, about how an injury led him to explore some different musical directions, and we speak about music eduation, online content, and Nick's Online Trombone Academy (code: BOLDASBRASS for 50% off!!)
    nicksholl.com
    https://onlinetromboneacademy.com/
    facebook.com/nickstromboneacademy
    @nick.tromboneacademy
    Facebook: Bold as Brass Podcast
    Instagram: @boldasbrasspodcast
    Website: boldasbrasspodcast.com
    Show artwork: Stuart Crane
    Music credit: Upbeat Forever by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5011-upbeat-forever
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 1 hr
    Michael Pilley

    Michael Pilley

    In this episode trombonist, composer, and arranger Michael Pilley tells us about finding his way into arranging and composing alongside playing, we hear about his experiences in the digital space and with content creation, and we talk about his new role with the British Trombone Society.
    michaelpilleymusic.com
    facebook.com/michaelpilleymusic
    britishtrombonesociety.org
    @michaelpilley @superbonequartet @britishtrombonesociety
    Facebook: Bold as Brass Podcast
    Instagram: @boldasbrasspodcast
    Website: boldasbrasspodcast.com
    Show artwork: Stuart Crane
    Music credit: Upbeat Forever by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5011-upbeat-forever
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

76_trombones ,

Great variety!

Interesting conversations with a huge variety of brass musicians from different genres. There's definitely something for everyone and it's nice to see positive things generated from the pandemic!

Non-musical-fan ,

Non musician

As a non musician I found these both informative and amusing 😊 The range of chat was serious, funny, encouraging and inspiring - a very enjoyable way to while away some time - already looking forward to the next one 👍🏻

beco23 ,

Well worth listening

Fascinating insight

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