Three world-class musicians redefine the chamber music genre with the fusion of classical, jazz, Americana and Latin styles. With TRUMPET, FRENCH HORN and PIANO, plus the bonus of a brilliant operatic tenor, BRASS ROOTS TRIO wraps the audience in exquisite sounds. The trio has dazzled audiences and critics alike with their pyrotechnic virtuosity, artistic passion and adventurous programming.
Travis Heath (trumpet & flugelhorn), Douglas Lundeen (French horn & vocalist) and Rosetta Senkus Bacon (piano) infuse their music with exuberant energy, and their warmhearted presentation makes an immediate connection with the audience.
A pioneer of this instrumentation – piano, trumpet and horn – BRASS ROOTS TRIO has played to standing ovations and rave reviews in every corner of the US and UK since 2004. Their tours have included performances at OxfordUniversity, St. James Piccadilly in London, the Chicago Brass Festival, and on Community Concert Series, Chamber Music Series and NPR. In 2009 the trio was honored to perform for President and Mrs. Obama and their guests at the White House.
The trio’s concert programs are an eclectic mix of styles. From a Baroque duet with piccolo trumpet and horn to jazz inspired Gershwin to Piazzolla’s decadent tangos and American Spirituals, BRASS ROOTS TRIO creates symphonic sounds that melt into sultry jazz, making three instruments sound like a small orchestra – and it’s always a surprise when the horn player puts down his instrument and sings a Verdi aria with his magnificent tenor voice! The commentaries throughout the program are informative and often humorous.
Exhilarating performances and imaginative programming have established BRASS ROOTS TRIO as one of the most compelling ensembles of the 21st century.