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June 2021

Past concert selections are posted below for your listening pleasure. 


Sound Track Today:

American Fanfare 

John Wasson


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About the ensemble

       BRAZZISSIMO is a ten-piece brass chamber ensemble of extraordinary character and talent based in the San Francisco Bay Area region.  In July of 2001 while a few of us were attending the Humboldt State Brass Chamber Music Workshop the idea of forming a brass ensemble similar to the size of an eleven-piece Philip Jones ensemble took place.  It was the brain-child of trumpeter Philip Shoptaugh and trombonist friend Jim Jaffe who ultimately put the plan into action. Now as we enter our 20th season the ensemble will continue to perform specifically arranged or newly composed music with an emphasis on Classical, Jazz, Latin and contemporary music styles.  With four trumpeters, four trombonists, French horn and tuba, the possibilities are endless in the music spectrum. Special guest percussionists are also included in many of our concerts.  


       Since inception our MISSION continues to showcase music that is truly audience accessible with true interpretations of brass chamber literature. Our relentless GOAL remains: to present the most enjoyable and memorable concert-going experiences possible, to you!


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The Musicians

Dean Boysen

Dean Boysen

Artistic Director
Trumpets and Flugelhorn

Composer and arranger


Jonathan Knight

Principal Trumpet

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Noel Weidkamp

Keith Johns

Flugelhorn and Trumpets

Trumpets and Flugelhorn


Ian Cochran

Trumpets and Flugelhorn

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Becca Burrington

Trombone and vocalist

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John Degiglio

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James Pannell

French horn

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John Buschiazzo

Trombone and Euphonium

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Todd Weinman

Bass Trombone

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John Taylor


White Feather


American Fanfare - Brazzissimo Concert BRAZZISSIMO
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