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Soaring Sounds


The Chicago Brass Quintet has been pushing the bounds of chamber orchestration for more than four decades. Originally founded in a Northwestern dorm room, the Quintet rose to national prominence with the release of their first recording for Crystal Records and through a notable appearance at the International Trumpet Guild’s Conference in Ithaca, New York.

Over the course of their history, the Quintet has made numerous contributions to the contemporary arts community, and has played to acclaim before audiences around the world. Today, the ensemble remains as vibrant as ever, and continues to engage with music lovers through an enriching calendar of concerts, workshops, and educational events.


Widely recognized as one of America's most distinguished chamber ensembles, the Chicago Brass Quintet's signature sound has been embraced by audiences around the world, and has helped shape the landscape of modern brass music.

Behind the Horns


The Quintet's ensemble is driven by a shared vision of musical excellence, and by an enduring commitment to cultural enrichment. Creative and skillful, each member of the Quintet maintains an active presence in the Chicago music scene, and can often be found performing at major venues around the country.

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Rave Reviews


"The Chicago Brass Quintet has established itself as one of  the best brass quintets in the world"


- The New York Times

Classic Passion


Dive into the work of the Chicago Brass Quintet. Learn more about the ensemble's members, traverse recordings and albums, and find out when their touring schedule brings them to a stage near you.

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