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Bellows & Brass is a trio comprised of three of Canada’s most successful soloists: Guy Few (trumpet, piano), Joseph Petric (accordion) and Eric Vaillancourt (trombone).
A powerful and engaging ensemble, Bellows and Brass have consistently drawn full houses and positive audience response in their presentations for such series and festivals as Community Concerts (Columbia Artists, USA), Debut Atlantic Encore (Atlantic provinces, Canada), Chappelle de Bon Pasteur (Montreal, Canada) and The Winnipeg Contemporary Music Festival (Winnipeg, Canada)
Individually these three artists have been invited to perform as concerto soloists with numerous orchestras throughout North America including the Orchestra of Saint Lukes, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, the Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. A concerto written for the trio by Boyd McDonald was debuted with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in 2006.
In this ensemble they are committed to making music that is challenging, pleasing and above all-fun. With their unusual and rich combination of instruments and sounds they move effortlessly within and between genres. Their concerts have been described as “vividly emotional … passionate … a revelation.”
Their recent recording, Bellows and Brass and Boyd, has received rave reviews from Canadian and American publications alike including The American Record Guide (01-2002) " superb … eye-popping playing".
GLOBE AND MAIL- "buoyant showmanship"
AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE "…superb…eye popping playing"
PETERBOROUGH EXAMINER Peterborough, "…astounding…their engaging sense of humour appealed to all…"
Murderous Little World by Linda Bouchard performed by Bellows and Brass