$10 in advance/$12 at the door
5pm doors/7pm showtime
Scottish and Irish Music Enlivened by Uncommon Instrumentation, Top Notch Arrangements and Remarkable Musicianship. Blending Jazz and Big Band Styles with Traditional Music.
BRASS LASSIE, a bold new band based in the Twin Cities of St. Paul/Minneapolis, combines traditional tunes, songs and style with dazzling modern horn lines, sparking their own genre of eclectic, remarkable music. 10-member strong, the ensemble performs extraordinary takes on Scottish, Irish and French music, traditional and new, featuring a powerful 4-piece horn section, a terrific rhythm section, fine fiddles, flutes, pipes, vocals and some fabulous step
dancing. Smart, joyous horn arrangements by top notch jazz arranger Peter Enblom, plus some great band arrangements from Dr. David Milne.
BRASS LASSIE's members have come together from a broad spectrum of expertise and experience: traditional music, big bands, show bands, jazz, orchestral, roots and world music, and step-dance.
Laura MacKenzie - wooden flutes, whistles, concertina, pipes, vocals;
Mary Vanorny - fiddle
Danielle Enblom - fiddle, step dance
Patrice Pakiz - piano, oboe
Kate DeVoe - trumpet, flugelhorn
Tricia Lerohl - French horn
Lauren Husting - trombone
Brooklynne Audette - bass trombone
Marc Anderson - percussion
Enrique Toussaint - bass
"Groundbreaking" "Pioneering Celtic Fusion" -Phil Nusbaum, KBEM Jazz88
“Joyful and sophisticated” – Dáithí Sproule, Altan