Mardi Brass

Richard Hammond - trumpet
Edward Maxwell - trumpet
Jonathan Hassan - horn
Adam Woolf - trombone
Jeff Miller - tuba

Mardi Brass is a versatile and dynamic brass quintet which performs music in a plethora of musical styles spanning six centuries.  Since its founding in 1992, the group has performed throughout Britain, thrilling audiences with its blend of music and humour.

Mardi Brass has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe and made an appearance on BBC2's Edinburgh Nights, playing for the Perrier Comedy Award presentation.  Other broadcasts have included In Tune on BBC Radio 3, a cameo appearance on BBC1's Panorama and numerous features on local radio stations. In 1993 Mardi Brass took part in Classicfm's first birthday celebrations. 

The group has performed at prestigious venues such as the Purcell Room on London's South Bank and has undertaken several tours of Britain and the Channel Islands.

Mardi Brass has released three recordings, 'Something Old', 'Something New' and 'Something Borrowed'.  Future releases include, rather predictably, 'Something Blue' and a Christmas disc. 

Mardi Brass

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  • “High Quality Brass Quintet.”
    The Guardian
  • “Musical versatility ... collective sense of humour ... a most appealing programme put together by young men who clearly enjoy their work.”
    Jersey Evening Post
  • “... the compelling music of Mardi Brass... an ensemble who like to entertain.”
    Surrey Mirror
  • “Crispian Steele-Perkins joined the brass ensemble for the opening items... the trumpets and trombones articulated the colourful contrasts of the music with the high skill that comes so naturally to these talented performers.”
    Surrey Mirror
  • Something Old
    Something Old
    The Evolution of the Brass Quintet LIR010
  • Something New
    Something New
    Contemporary Works for Brass Quintet LIR015
  • Something Borrowed
    Something Borrowed
    Works borrowed from borrowed works LIR020
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    • Something Old, Something New
    • Soundforce
    • Brass Inventions