If you want brass music, TEDx events have got you covered. Tubas, trumpets, trombones, sousaphones, we’ve got them all. Below, some bold and brassy music (pun intended) from TEDx events around the world:
This cheerful performance comes from TEDxDelft in the Netherlands, where the Delft Brass band played a 3-song medley with pizzazz. Says TEDxDelft, “The ensemble was formed in 2013 when tuba player Brenda Hooiveld and her close brass playing friends at the Koninklijke Harmoniekapel Delft (Royal Wind Orchestra Delft) decided to form a new group because, according to Hooiveld, ‘brass are the nicest instruments.’”
Egyptian brass group El-Nafekha (“The Blowers”) have a two-fold approach to music: to preserve and celebrate traditional Egyptian music and heritage and to expand the Egyptian musical library by composing their own pieces.
The Brass Knuckle Brass Band describes themselves as “a laid-back Australian take on the New Orleans funk street band.” At TEDxCanberra, they lay down some tunes.
Brass + drums band Too Many Zooz started in the New York City subway. At TEDxNYIT, they show off what they can do, giving a demo of “Brasshouse,” their personal brand of wild instrumental experimentation.
At TEDxUCO, students from the University of Central Oklahoma’s Jazz Composers Combo, led by professor emeritus Lee Rucker, play several pieces for the university crowd.
At TEDxGijon, David Muñoz shares how playing the tuba helped him process the trauma of illness. To end his talk, Muñoz and put on a stellar tuba-heavy performance.
In Manchester, brass band Riot Jazz blends genres to create music designed to make listeners move their feet. At TEDxSalford, they show off their skills.