Brass Impact

UNCSA Watson Hall, 1533 South Main Street , Winston-Salem, NC

The UNCSA Brass Weekend presents Brass Impact!, featuring some of the most renown brass soloist from around the globe. Trumpet virtuoso Adam Rapa (opens in new tab), “a musician who could put more famous horn blowers to shame,” according to the Tampa Tribune. Jeff Scott (opens in new tab) is the Associate Professor of Horn at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, formerly of the Imani Winds, a former member of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Dance Theater of Harlem orchestras and has performed numerous times with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra under the direction of Wynton Marsalis. Matt Niess (opens in new tab) is the leader of The Capitol Bones, instructor of jazz at Shenandoah Conservatory and former lead trombone of U.S. Army Blues for nearly thirty-years who has performed with many top entertainers such as Ray Charles, Frankie Valli, Doc Severinson and Mel Torme.