Park Hill Brass
(303) 321-0987 | Official Website
Contact: Jacqueline Victor
A quintet of professional musicians from the Denver area, the PHB has toured in France for the past 9 summers animating town squares, festival concerts, and teaching jazz workshops One of the only brass quintets in the world to specialize in improvisational jazz, the PHB also does contemporary brass compostions as well as Holiday jazz and traditional Christmas music. They also do jazz, ensemble, and brass workshops. A 5piece jazz brass ensemble or 9 piece with their 4 member rhythm section.
Park Hill Brass Biographies
William Brown (Trumpet)
Is the Director of Jazz Studies and Professor at the School of Music at Christopher Newport University. He teaches courses in improvisation and jazz arrangement as well as history of Jazz. He has played with Bill Evans, Kurt Elling, Ann Hampton Calloway, McCoy Tyner, Arturo Sandoval, Jae Sinnitt, The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, John D’Earth, Branford Marsalis, the New York Voices, Kenny Garret, Dave Douglas and the Count Basie Orchestra. He is part of the Latin Jazz Conspiracy, The Mark Michelson Big Band, and the Planet Full of Blues Band.
Greg Simon (Trumpet)
composes as well. Simon holds a B.A. from the University of Puget Sound and an M.M. from the University of Colorado at Boulder. An award winning composer, his works have been performed by the Tasman String Quartet of New Zealand, the Playground Ensemble of Denver, the Fifth House Ensemble of Chicago. Greg has been a featured soloist in works by Hunter Ewen, Michael Theodore, and others. He is on the faculties of the University of Colorado and the Metropolitan State College of Denver
Michael Dunn (Tuba)
attained degrees in Music Education from Tennessee Technological University (B.S.) and Music Performance from Arizona State University (M.M.). Mike began his performance career as a member of “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band in Washington D.C. from 1984-1989. He played for three seasons with the Alabama Symphony, toured nationally with Mr. Jack Daniel’s Original Silver Cornet Band. He has performed the Colorado Symphony, the National Symphony Orchestra, the Kennedy Center Opera Orchestra, the Arizona Opera Orchestre, the Maryland Symphony and the St. Louis Brass Quintet and Dallas Brass. He is an Assistant Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Nat Wickham (Trombone)
has been a soloist in the United States, Canada, and Europe. A founding member of the Colorado Jazz Orchestra, he was lead trombonist and jazz soloist with the Bob Curnow Big Band. He performed with the Woody Herman Orchestra, Natalie Cole, and has collaborated in performances with countless internationally known jazz
artists. Wickham is professor of trombone and euphonium at the University of Northern Colorado.
Jacqueline Victor (Horn)
began her professional career when, as a foreign exchange student in Finland, she was a guest soloist with the Finnish Army Band then becoming principal horn for the Joensuu Symphony. Often a soloist in Denver area Churches, Jacqueline loves to perform the repertoire for two horns. Jackie is one of the few French horn players to also play improvisational jazz. Jackie is a founding member of the Park Hill Brass.
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