Upstate Brass Quintet was formed by students at Eastman School of Music in 2016, conducted by Kevin Michael Holzman. It was the students that approached Kevin about forming a brass brand. The students were’t paid and received no academic credit.
The opportunity to record the music of Bill Reichenbach, one of Eastman’s most famous alumni, was for the students a full-circle opportunity to honor the great brass tradition at Eastman.
Dr. Holzman wrote, “At a time when the world seems to be consumed in chaos and disarray, a time in which we are inundated with new technological advances and an ever-expanding musical palette, there is something extremely powerful and uplifting about performing these timeless classics.”
In addition to the mp3 recordings, there are also videos of each piece available on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1IDercRdyWnpwDff6o5wvQ