For their second Christmas recording, the Isthmus Brass offer a diverse program of traditional carols, more contemporary holiday favorites, and works that are in the spirit and festive nature of the season. The arrangements, almost all of which have been created especially for the group by members of the Isthmus Brass, are designed to feature the ensemble and soloists in a rich variety of classical, popular and jazz styles. Experience the merriment, warmth, joy and peace of this time of year with the glorious sounds of music for brass! When you “need a little Christmas” this collection of favorites, as well as music that may be new to you, answers the call.
Comprised of the finest professional brass players in the Midwest, the Isthmus Brass is Wisconsin’s premiere large brass ensemble. Established in 2009 (in Madison, Wisconsin).
Conducted by John Stevens!
DOWNBEAT: FOUR STARS
“The 12-piece, Wisconsin-based Isthmus Brass delivers its second holiday album…Tuba player Mike Forbes and all the other horn players, along with drummer Keith Lienert, are Christmas music connoisseurs with jazz and classical backgrounds. Serious beauty..sheer fun…thundering Gene Krupa-like drums.”