Carlos Benetó, trumpet
Juanjo Serna, trumpet
Manolo Pérez, horn
Indalecio Bonet, trombone
Sergio Finca, tuba
Presented in partnership with Butler School of Music Brass Faculty, the College of Fine Arts Visiting Artists Chair, and KMFA-FM
Founded in 1989 by five Spanish musicians, Spanish Brass rose to the top of its genre in 1996 when it won the Narbonne International Brass Quintet Competition, the most prestigious event of its kind in the world. Performing music that has been called sheer poetry, Spanish Brass has established itself as one of the world’s finest brass quintets and is known for its virtuosity as well as the wide variety of its programs.
The versatile and creative programming of Spanish Brass breaks the boundaries between pop, classical, Latin and traditional music. Their repertoire includes Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Chick Corea, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Paquito D’Rivera—not to mention Renaissance and Baroque masterpieces and pieces written especially for them by some of the world’s leading contemporary composers.
– Topeka Capital-Journal
- Spanish Brass has founded three international brass festivals: the Spanish Brass Alzira Festival, Brassurround, and Brass&Wines.
- Since 1989, Spanish Brass has played over one hundred concerts each year around the world.
- Spanish Brass won the First Prize in the 1996 Narbonne International Brass Quintet Competition.
- Spanish Brass currently teaches at the Berklee College of Music in Valencia, Spain.
- Spanish Brass’ show, “Make a Brazz Noise Here,” is a tribute to Frank Zappa.