219 episodes

The Brass Junkies, hosted by former Boston Brass tuba player Andrew Hitz and a rotating cast of characters, features interviews with the best and brightest brass players in the world. Subject matter includes everything from the serious to the ridiculous, just like the music business.

The Brass Junkies Pedal Note Media

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    • 4.9 • 277 Ratings

The Brass Junkies, hosted by former Boston Brass tuba player Andrew Hitz and a rotating cast of characters, features interviews with the best and brightest brass players in the world. Subject matter includes everything from the serious to the ridiculous, just like the music business.

    TBJ221: TBJ Gives Thanks

    TBJ221: TBJ Gives Thanks

    Andrew is joined by seven brass players who share thoughts about a musician they were thankful for in 2023.
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    Guests Giving Thanks:
    Sasha Romero (Principal Trombone of the Metropolitan Opera) is thankful for Claudio Sanchez (8:10) Rodney Marsalis (Lead Trumpet + Founder of The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass) is thankful for Terry Everson (19:04) Dr. Danielle VanTuinen (Professor of Tuba + Euphonium at The University of Florida) is thankful for Deanna Swoboda (27:51) Jeffrey Scott (Professor of Horn at Oberlin Conservatory and Former Horn Player and Founder of Imani Winds) is thankful for Carolyn Clark (36:34) Dr. Steph Frye-Clark (Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at East Tennessee State and Tuba Player of Mirari Brass Quintet) is thankful for Sarah Paradis (46:08) Ryan Little (Principal Horn of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra) is thankful for Gail Williams (52:05) Hakeem Bilal (Professor of Trombone at West Virginia University and Bass Trombonist for C Street Brass) is thankful for Omar Lateef (58:13) Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/pray4jens/
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    The Brass Junkies is hosted and produced by Andrew Hitz for Pedal Note Media
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    TBJ220: Myles Blakemore of The United States Navy Band

    TBJ220: Myles Blakemore of The United States Navy Band

    Andrew and guest co-host Dr. Michael W. Nickens are joined by trombonist Myles Blakemore of The United States Navy Band
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    TBJ219: Jen Oliverio

    TBJ219: Jen Oliverio

    Andrew and guest co-host Buddy Deshler are joined by trumpeter, coronetist, and flugelhornist Jen Oliverio
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    The Brass Junkies is hosted and produced by Andrew Hitz for Pedal Note Media
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    TBJ218: Ryan McGeorge of "The President's Own" Marine Band

    TBJ218: Ryan McGeorge of "The President's Own" Marine Band

    Andrew is joined by Ryan McGeorge, euphonium player for "The President's Own" Marine Band
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    TBJ217: Marcus Grant

    TBJ217: Marcus Grant

    Andrew and guest co-host Michael Nickens are joined by trumpeter and composer Marcus Grant.
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    The Brass Junkies is hosted and produced by Andrew Hitz for Pedal Note Media
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    TBJ216: Listener's Choice - All Things Sam

    TBJ216: Listener's Choice - All Things Sam

    This Listener's Choice is all questions about the late, great Sam Pilafian.
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    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
277 Ratings

277 Ratings

bobbydod ,

It’s got that magic

You know when you find people personally annoying, but still come back for more of what they do? Yeah, this is like that.

A.Kwalume ,

Slidecarver

I am a amateur trombone player, I am 64, so my best playing days are still ahead. I enjoy your podcast, the stories, some of the advice, which I would like to hear more of, I would like to hear from some of the minority trombonist such as Wycliffe Gordon who is one of my favorites, along with Bill Waltrous, I enjoyed listening to Christian Lindberghs interview. Thank you very for your hard work gentlemen.

DmitriusJr ,

All Smiles

If I had 10 thumbs, I’d put them all up for you! Love the podcast. It’s my go-to podcast at the dentist’s office because the dentist doesn’t need to ask me to smile.

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