Hogtown Brass is a young dynamic Canadian ensemble comprised of accomplished musicians from a variety of diverse artistic backgrounds. Known for their unique arrangements and new compositions, collaborations with vocalists and instrumentalists, along with an affinity for both standard and non-traditional performance spaces, Hogtown Brass is on a mission to reinvigorate the classic brass quintet concert experience for their audiences.
Hogtown Brass is committed to presenting unique concert experiences, as well as entertaining and informative educational programs including workshops, masterclasses, and residencies. Recent performances include: TD Toronto Jazz Festival, Guelph Connections Concert Series, Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto Chamber Players, CityTV Carol Sing, and a tour through Atlantic Canada with performances in Dartmouth, Lunenburg, Atlantic Festivals of Music, as well as a residency with the Sistema New Brunswick music education program.
Hogtown Brass has released two albums – A Holiday Album, Vol 1 (2017) and Introducing (2016), both featuring new Canadian compositions and arrangements. Introducing was nominated for a 2017 Toronto Independent Music Award.
Strong advocates for the creation of new repertoire – Hogtown Brass has commissioned and recorded new pieces by composers Kevin Lau, Cait Nishimura, and Samuel Bisson and their creation made possible by the Ontario Arts Council, FACTOR, the Toronto Arts Council and the Canadian Music Centre.