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Past concert and recording selections are posted regularly

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Soundtrack Today

Various Selections from December 2014

Blade of Spain - "Habiba", "Navarre" - A. DiLorenzo

Peanut Vendor - Simmons/Gilbert/Sunshine, arr. by Dean Boysen

Baltazar "A Kings Journey" - A. DiLorenzo

On the Sunnyside of the Street - McHugh/Fields, arr. John Iveson 



About the ensemble

BRAZZISSIMO is an exciting and highly talented ten-piece brass chamber music ensemble that is based in the East Bay Area region of northern California.  In July of 2001 when some of us were in attendance at the Humboldt State Brass Chamber Music Workshop (BCMW) the idea of forming a brass ensemble similar to the size of an eleven-piece Philip Jones ensemble took place. Philip Shoptaugh (trumpeter) and Jim Jaffe (trombonist) ultimately put the idea into action and formed the ensemble consisting of some musicians from the attending workshop. That was back in in 2001!


As we enter our twenty-first year we will continue our commitment towards performing music within the Classical, Jazz, Latin and contemporary music idioms with emphasis on developing audience inspiring programs. With four trumpeters, four trombonists, French horn, tuba, and in-house composers and arrangers, our musical possibilities are endless. 


OUR MISSION: to perform music that is truly audience accessible with true interpretations of brass chamber literature.

OUR GOAL: to present the most enjoyable and memorable concert-going experiences possible, to you!                 

-  Dean


The Musicians

Dean Boysen

Artistic Director
Trumpets and Flugelhorn
Composer and arranger

Dean Boysen


Keith Johns

Jonathan Knight

Trumpets and Flugelhorn

Principal Trumpet

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Noel Weidkamp

Trumpets and Flugelhorn

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John Buschiazzo

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Craig Bryant

Trombone and Euphonium

Trombone and Euphonium

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John Degiglio

French horn

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John Monroe

Trombone and Euphonium

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John Taylor


Todd Weinman


Neal Williamson

Bass Trombone


Sheet Music

For inquiries:

email: brazzmusic@sbcglobal.net


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