Since its founding in 1983 by Michael Levine, the Dallas Brass has become one of America’s foremost musical ensembles. The group has established a unique blend of traditional brass instruments with a full complement of drums and percussion, which creates a performing entity of extraordinary range and musical challenges. The Dallas Brass repertoire includes classical masterpieces, Dixieland, swing, Broadway, Hollywood and patriotic music.
According to Mr. Levine, “a Dallas Brass concert is intended for the
entire family. Our ideal audience has a range in ages from 5 to 95.
Our goal is to entertain and enrich by playing great music, while
showing our audience how much we enjoy what we do.”
In addition to their solo engagements, the Dallas Brass appears with
symphony orchestras nationwide. Symphonic credits include the
Cincinnati Pops conducted by Erich Kunzel, New York Pops conducted by
Skitch Henderson, and the Philly Pops conducted by Peter Nero. The
Dallas Brass has performed at Carnegie Hall, the John F. Kennedy Center
in Washington, DC, and has toured overseas to Europe and the Far East.
They have shared the stage with the late Bob Hope, have performed for
Presidents Gerald Ford and George H. W. Bush, have appeared on the CBS
“Early Show,” and their music has been used numerous times on the
television show, “The Young & The Restless.”
The ensemble has released six recordings: Debut, Dallas Brass II, A
Merry Christmas with Brass, Windborne, Nutcracker and American Musical
Journey. The Dallas Brass has a strong dedication to working with young
musicians, frequently going into the public schools to present clinics
and workshops for students of all ages.