East Coast Brass is an exciting addition to the NB music scene with a desire to share the joy of great brass music. ECB is a collaborative ensemble that brings together professional brass musicians from across the Maritimes with a shared vision to create programming that is unique to the region while showcasing high level performance and constantly seeking for new musical partnerships.
East Coast Brass has five core members but adapts personnel to fit any musical project. For larger projects we assemble colleagues from across the Maritimes to come together as a collective and further explore and expand the brass genre.
Many members of East Coast Brass are also Sistema NB teaching artists. As teaching artists of Sistema NB, our social mission is to serve the at-risk youth of New Brunswick and help them reach their full potential through the learning and performing of orchestral music. A large part of what we do is inspiring our students through our own performance excellence. We believe that performing music makes us better teachers and teaching makes us better performers.
ECB core members:
Matt Ross & Conor Conway (trumpets)
Jonathan Astley (French horn)
Jim Tranquilla (trombone)
Kim Conway (bass trombone)