"A high energy, highly competent ensemble that delivers polished brass on the spot with a spark "
"...terrific music, excellent arrangements, and outstanding playing quickly won me over... "
"...the element of the familiar and the artistry of the ensemble win the day. "
"Carolina Brass puts it all together - performances with rhythmic drive and gorgeous lyricism, all with classical virtuosity and dynamic personality. "
"Carolina Brass' often lush and multi-colored sound engulfs the listener like a warm bear hug. It is also well-suited to just about any style..... The group can swing like a hard-driving big band one moment and play a soft ballad with the utmost in feeling and sensitivity the next. "
"World class musicians...gorgeous performance...pure delight to hear "
"After hearing the music I was impressed by their excellent playing, the great range of selections from renaissance to contemporary, the tasteful use of percussion, and the discreet playing of the Dixieland and jazz selections. "
Arthur Frackenpohl, award-winning composer, NY
"Critical listeners will enjoy the refined playing of the Carolina Brass, the ensemble’s ability to phrase together, and their precise intonation as well as a few truly heroic moments from the trumpet players. "
"The Carolina Brass, assisted by percussionist John Beck, move through these many styles with precision, tonal blend and tasteful interpretation. The trumpets (Tim Hudson and Steve Dube) are fine examples of ensemble style and polished professionalism. "
"...the highly polished and amazingly clean Carolina Brass. Their consistency of tone and intonation should be a model for all aspiring quintet musicians. The musicians have an obvious love of this music and are sensitive to balance and to the subtleties of the varied repertoire. "
"We can't thank you enough for the special efforts you put forth to make Monday's visit with General Colin Powell a true success. . . Carolina Brass performed beautifully and were a lovely addition to our evening. "
Dorothea Bitler, Exec Dir., WakeMed Foundation