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Ojai Pops Presents: 805 Brass and Los Padres Sound Horn Quartet
September 25 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Ojai Pops Presents:
805 Brass and Los Padres Sound Quartet
Co-Sponsored by the City of Ojai
The Ojai Pops Concert Series continues the FREE community concerts at the Bowl.
This exciting and versatile instrumental group is a brass quintet with a twist: they have two trumpets and a trombone, but instead of French Horn and Tuba, they have two Saxophones. And sometimes they trade the baritone sax for a bass clarinet. Most likely this is the only group in the United States with this exact instrumentation and certainly the only in Ojai.
The program will feature the standard brass quintet music a la the Canadian Brass, such as Summertime by George Gerswhin, Ain’t Misbehavin’ and Tuxedo Junction intertwined with some classical music, tango, ragtime, and 20th Century compositions.
805 Brass is the third iteration of brass quintets started by Scott Weiss about 30 years ago. The musicians are Jim Labertew and Scott Weiss on trumpet, Randy Caplan and Brandon Boyd on saxophone, and Stephen Hughes on Trombone. All of the musicians have studied music at the university level.
Brandon is an Ojai native. If you live in Ojai, you may have hear Brandon playing on the weekends behind the arcade or at farmers market. Jim and Randy studied music at Cal State Northridge and Scott studied at UCSB and University of Guelph in Canada. Jim Labertew spent many years playing professionally in shows, cruise ships, and recording. Each musician has decades of experience and perform in many musical groups in Ventura & Santa Barbara Counties.
Los Padres Sound Horn Quartet
The Los Padres Sound Horn Quartet was founded in 2016 by the Trujillo’s and the Andersons to enrich their own lives and find happiness. The group makes up the members of the Santa Barbara City College Orchestra horn section. They perform regularly at SBCC chamber concerts, Christmas parties (via Zoom last year), and make regular appearances at the Garage Chamber Orchestra concerts in Santa Barbara. A common question they receive is their relation to each other. The Trujillo’s are not related to the Andersons; however, the Trujillo’s are married to each other, and the Andersons are mother and son. Their repertoire expands all the periods of music history, from Bach to popular songs also performed by the Genghis Barbie horn quartet. They are also fortunate enough to have Cody Anderson, who composes and arranges for the group. They hope you enjoy listening to them as much as they enjoy playing for you!
Members of the Los Padres Sound Horn Quartet:
Volunteers are also needed to assist the orchestra. The Ojai Pops Orchestra is sponsored by Music 4 Kids, a California 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and the City of Ojai.
Please refer to the website: www.ojaipops.com for additional information.