UMBC Brass Bash

Joe Burgstaller
Joe Burgstaller

Thursday, April 3 | 8:00 p.m.
UMBC Brass Bash
Fine Arts Recital Hall

UMBC Music faculty and students come together for a night of exciting brass music.

Performers will include UMBC Faculty members and affiliate artists Wayne Cameron (trumpet), Kristin Jurkscheit (french horn), Patrick Crossland (trombone), Brian Kaufman (tuba), and Harry Appelman (piano), as well as guest artists Joe Burgstaller (trumpet) and Alastair Edmonstone (piano).

“No one can deny the virtuosity and flamboyant musicianship of Mr. Burgstaller. His singing tone, lightning technique, and extroverted phrasing place him in a different league.”

The International Trumpet Guild Journal

Joe Burgstaller has thrilled audiences throughout the world with his dazzling virtuosity, captivating sensitivity and engaging personality.  He tours worldwide as a soloist (30 appearances this season in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Seoul, Taipei, Bangkok, Hamburg, Bologna, US Virgin Islands and 13 U.S. States) as well as a clinician with his groundbreaking masterclasses for all instruments called “Change Your Mind, Change Your Playing®”.  He is Distinguished Faculty at The Peabody Institute (The Johns Hopkins University) in Baltimore, MD, where he teaches trumpet and chamber music. Formerly with Canadian Brass (8 yrs.) and the avant-garde Meridian Arts Ensemble (6 yrs.), he was also one of the all-time most popular soloists at Columbia Artists’ Community Concerts, performing 60 solo concerts every year.  His extensive discography includes solo CDs (License to Thrill and The Virtuoso Trumpet) and three Top-10 Billboard hits.  Joe Burgstaller is a Yamaha Performing Artist.

Joe and his newest solo CD “License To Thrill” were recently the subject of an hour-long segment of The INNERView (100 million viewers) on Korea’s Arirang Television, as well as an hour-long feature on Sirius-XM Classical Radio. “License To Thrill” features the music of Vivaldi-Bach, Sting, Jennifer Higdon, Gershwin, Chick Corea and a new commission by Su Lian Tan entitled “Ming”. His last two CDs with his Classical/Jazz-Hybrid crossover group BM4 (Bach’s Secret Files and Mozart’s Blue Dreams) were Top-50 on the JazzRadio charts and the Roots Radio Report (under Paul Simon but right above the Beastie Boys).

He has performed in front of more than 40 orchestras (Philadelphia, Minnesota, Detroit, Houston, Baltimore, New Jersey, Virginia, as a member of Canadian Brass and as a soloist, in more than 50 Music Festivals, and has performed and taught at over 80 universities, conservatories and colleges.  Every summer he teaches at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, CA.

$7 general admission, $3 seniors, free for students, free with UMBC ID.

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