Shadyside Brass is a brass quintet based in Pittsburgh, PA. With seasoned members from several local orchestras, Shadyside Brass is ready to provide your event with quality live music. From classical music to contemporary jazz standards, let us provide background or central music to your wedding or other social event.
Shadyside Brass was founded in 2013 to enable some of the leading players from the Edgewood Symphony, Pittsburgh Philharmonic, Undercroft Opera Orchestra, and Pittsburgh Civic Orchestras with an opportunity to create meaningful experiences through chamber music. While most of our performances are paid events, our primary focus is on providing beautiful music to people who appreciate quality chamber music and to show others the sensitivity and power that is possible through brass music.
While we have a full repertoire of traditional brass quintet arrangements, we particularly enjoy creating our own arrangements of the music we perform. In particular, we have created a number of Beatles, Rutter, and Renaissance arrangements that have been popular at our performances. Given time, we are happy to create an arrangement of your favorite tune for your special event.
Shadyside Brass consists of Joe Figliulo and David DeAngelo on trumpet, Doug Peters on Horn, Justin Miller on trombone, and Matthew Tesch on Bass Trombone. In addition to our experience in Pittsburgh orchestras, these musicians have performed in such diverse groups as the Altoona Symphony, New England Philharmonic, Boston Chamber Ensemble, Centre Brass Quintet, New England Philharmonic Woodwind Quintet, Quinta Voce Woodwind Quintet, Bill Dayton Orchestra, Olin Conductorless Orchestra, and Carnegie Mellon Jazz Ensemble.