Stiletto Brass - February 7
Stiletto Brass Quintet, formed in 2010, has gained exposure as a leading ensemble with performances audiences greeted with rousing ovations at the International Trumpet Guild Conference, International Women’s Brass Conference, with Doc Severinsen and the Heartland Festival Orchestra, the St. Louis Low Brass Consortium, the Northeast Regional Tuba/Euphonium Conference, the, the National Trumpet Competition, the Great American Brass Band Festival, and concerts throughout the United States. The ensemble has also shared the stage with Italian jazz great Andrea Tofanelli and premiered a new composition written for the group entitled Scarpe!
Stiletto features five highly accomplished women from the U.S., Amy Gilreath and Susan Rider, trumpets; Misty Tolle, horn; Nicole Abissi, trombone; and Velvet Brown, tuba, with careers spanning the fields of solo, orchestral, jazz, Broadway shows, brass band, concert band, and brass chamber music.
One of the group’s biggest missions and passions is helping to shape a love of music for students of all ages by performing concerts in the schools. These highly interactive and fast paced performances keep these students spell-bound throughout and have them and their teachers leaving with enormous smiles on their faces. At this time Stiletto Brass has performed for nearly 3,500 students.
The group, as highlighted in the December 2014 edition of the “The Brass Herald”, an acclaimed international brass magazine, reflects timely changes in the music scene. Its energetic and diversified repertoire includes compositions written by leading composers of our time, as well as classical and popular works from the Baroque period to jazz. Stiletto’s concerts are fun, serious, heart-warming, entertaining, and always an audience’s favorite! Recent appearances include concerts in Florida, Missouri, and Mexico.
Stiletto Brass Quintet is an Artist ensemble for Buffet Crampon USA.