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Brass ILLUSION

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Kevin - Vocals
 

Kevin has been a singer for over 25 years. His experience includes Community Theater, theme parks, cruise ships, national choirs, and most recently, fronting bands in the NY/ NJ area. His childhood influences are an eclectic bunch of legends from Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, Huey Lewis, and Chicago to the Eagles, Jimmy Buffet, and Garth Brooks. Kevin is grateful to have joined a group of talented, fun, and sharp sounding professionals like Brass Illusion. Get up and dance, sing along, have fun, and enjoy the show!

Frank - Drums
 

Frank has been playing drums for over 40 years. Frank was born in Staten Island, New York. During the early 80's, he formed a 4 piece rock group called “Tank” with a long time friend Doug (Brass Illusion guitarist). Tank recorded some original songs and played the local bar scene.  He always had it in mind to re-kindle the excitement of playing music which led to the birth of “Brass Illusion".

Marty - Bass Guitar, Vocals and Arranger
 

Marty has been playing  guitar since he was 14.  A veteran of the New York and Philadelphia music scene, Marty's musical career highlight was playing at the White House for the President.  Marty has played Rock n' Roll, Jazz, big band music and met Frank while playing for a popular 60's tribute band.  He jumped at the opportunity to be part of an exciting project like Brass Illusion.

Paul - Trombone
 

Paul began playing the trombone during his early years, and his passion for the instrument continues today. Listening to the music of his generation, his ears were turned to the great rock and jazz bands of the time – Chicago, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Tower of Power, Earth, Wind and Fire, Maynard Ferguson, Chuck Mangione, and the Brecker Brothers.

Stu - Tenor Sax, Alto Sax
 

Stu was privately trained on the clarinet since the age of 7.  He has been a professional musician since the age of 15. His main instruments are clarinet, saxes, flute, though he has been taught and can teach the other wood/brasswinds and percussion instruments. Stu has performed all styles of music, Big Band Jazz, symphonic work, and rock bands.

John - Trumpet
 

Originally from Flemington, New Jersey, John resides in the New Brunswick, New Jersey. John has performed in various bands in the New York/ Philadelphia area. John's major influences are Chase, Blood Sweat & Tears to Maynard Ferguson. John was very happy when he got the chance to play with Brass Illusion.

Chris - Trumpet
 

Chris began playing trumpet at age 9, and performed with various ensembles throughout the following years. Some of his musical influences include Roy Hargrove, Lee Morgan, and Chet Baker. He is very excited to be a part of Brass Illusion.

 

Lisa - Vocals
 

Lisa always entertained herself by singing as a child but knew she was onto something when she landed her first solo in an elementary school concert. Her love of singing and music eventually led her to study musical theater and opera performance in college.  Lisa’s professional credits include performance in theater, musical theater, classical solo and choral music, and most recently pop music where she and her husband write, record and perform original music for their band, AudioSoul.  Lisa is having a blast singing and exploring the styles of music performed in Brass Illusion.  She is thrilled for the opportunity to perform with such a talented and nice group of guys.

 

Joe - Keyboard and Vocals
 

Joe has been playing keys and singing since he was 10 years old. He has worked professionally as a church singer, pop backup vocalist and over the last 15 years playing keys in various pop tribute and original bands including his own AudioSoul, which he headlines with his wife Lisa. Joe has performed at such venerable NYC club spots as The Bitter End and BB Kings. He’s thrilled to join Brass Illusion and bring his lifelong passion for Pop, R&B and Blues to this great collection of players and singers.

 

The Band
Mark - Baritone Sax
 

 

 

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