These five brilliant young musicians may have nine degrees, dozens of academic recitals, and a few hundred jazz, wedding, and church gigs between them, but they've also got style, substance, and just a touch of irreverence, allowing them to transcend the brass quintet box and evolve into something fresh. The quintet is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization aimed at sharing their own brand of chamber music with under-served communities and students across the country.

Born in Albuquerque, NM in 2007, the quintet spent the summer Of 2008 performing at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival in Norfolk, CT. The group then set up shop in the Twin Cities of Minnesota a year ago, where they've been wowing audiences since. The group is artist-in-residence at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church in downtown Minneapolis.

Recently, the group performed at the 2009 Minnesota State Fair as Classical Minnesota Public Radio's featured artists, and their 09-10 season includes tours through North Dakota, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas as well as numerous performances in Minneapolis/St. Paul.

Education is a large part of the group's mission, and their Classroom Showcases teach students the importance of musical excellence, how to be musically creative, and the value of keeping a life in music.

They also teach music lessons, play jazz in dive bars, and run a business. What's next for this group is anyone's guess, but chances are you won't want to miss it.

To learn more, please visit their website at

The Copper Street Brass Quintet • 511 Groveland Ave. • Minneapolis MN 55403 • (612) 722-3667

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