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Brant Tilds

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About Brant

Trumpeter
Bedford
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One of the best bandleaders to come of Los Angeles in the last ten years -LA Jazz Times -Dan Weinstein

Trumpet player and percussionist Brant Tilds was born on a U.S. Air Force Base in South Carolina during the Vietnam War. He grew up in Detroit, Michigan, and started sneaking into bars and clubs at 15 to play at jam sessions, and joined the Musicians’ Union at 16. After graduating from the Interlochen Arts Academy, and then Indiana University, he moved to Los Angeles, California to study with Charlie Haden at CalArts. The music scene was so vibrant that he didn’t spend very much time studying, and wound up performing and touring with Ozomatli, Eddie Palmieri, Chali Tuna, Cut Chemist, the Vermicious Kinids, Joe LaBarbera, Melcochita, La Sonora Dinamita, Yari More, Jose Manuel Figueroa, Candido Rodriguez, Johnny Martinez, Danny Moldanado, Domingo Siete, Nimbus Records, Fonovisa, Fox, Telemundo Univision, and others. After a number of years in Los Angeles, Brant moved to Copenhagen, Denmark, and became an assistant professor at Copenhagen University in the Music Institute, and taught Jazz and Latin American Music. There, he led his quintet, and his 10 piece group Latin Monster with Humberto Gomez Vera, and performed at various clubs and festivals around Europe. During this time in Copenhagen, Brant was commissioned to write a number of pieces for audio and video release (Zentropa Films)as well as recording on principal trumpet with the Dansk Radio Underholdnings for film soundtracks on Metronome, leading his quartet at the Copenhagen Jazz Festival, and premiering the Poul Erik Christensen Trumpet Concerto. Since his move to England in 2004, he’s performed at festivals and halls around Europe with acts from the Latin world such as Cheo Feliciano, Los Hermanos LeBron, Roberto Pla, to the London Early Opera and a modern classical trumpet and piano duo (with a soon-to-be-announced-very-exciting program!) and released his 2nd CD as a bandleader, GREEN GOLD. Currently he’s working on an Arts Council England project in collaboration with The Bear Club in Luton, performing the first Sunday of each month with his Quintet. …. All contents copyright ©2015 Brant Tilds. All Rights Reserved.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Military, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Gospel, Avant garde, Easy listening, Experimental, Light music, Marching, Noise music, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Karaoke, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, World music, African music, Afrobeat, Arabic, Argentinian, Armenian, Asian music, Australian music, Balkan, Bavarian oompah, Bollywood, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Calypso, Caribbean music, Choro, Cuban music, Cumbia, Flamenco, French music, German music, Greek music, Hawaiian music, Indian music, Italian music, Jewish music, Klezmer, Latin, Mariachi, Merengue, Polish music, Polka, Polynesian music, Reggae, Russian music, Salsa, Samba, Scottish music, Ska, Skiffle, Spanish music, Tango, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Glam rock, Hard rock, Hardcore, Heavy metal, Indie, Pop rock, Post rock, Power rock, Progressive rock, Punk rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Synth rock, Electronic, Ambient, Breakbeat, Deep house, Drum 'n' Bass, Dubstep, EDM, Electro-Swing, Electronica, Garage, House, IDM, Industrial, Jungle, Techno, Triphop, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Bluegrass, Ceillidh, Country, Folk rock, Irish rock, Rockabilly, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk
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Instruments:
Trumpet, Trombone
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Event types:
Hotel / Restaurant event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Arranger, Audio engineer, Composer, Orchestrator, Producer, Songwriter, Transcription, Actor
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Song list

All of Me
All The Things You Are
Alone Together
Autumn Leaves
Billie’s Bounce
Black Orpheus
Blue Bossa
Body and Soul
But Not For Me
Bye Bye Blackbird
Cherokee
Confirmation
Days of Wine and Roses
Doxy
Fly Me To The Moon
Footprints
Four
Have You Met Miss Jones
How High The Moon
I Hear a Rhapsody
I Love You
I Remember You
I’ll Remember April
I’m Old Fashioned
If I Should Lose You
If I Were A Bell
In A Mellow Tone
In A Sentimental Mood
It Could Happen To You
Just Friends
Misty
My Funny Valentine
Night and Day
Oleo
On Green Dolphin Street
Recorda Me
Satin Doll
Stella By Starlight
Scrapple From The Apple
So What
Solar
St. Thomas
Sweet Georgia Brown
Take The A Train
The Girl From Ipanema
There Is No Greater Love
There Will Never Be Another You
Up Jumped Spring
What Is This Thing Called Love
Yesterdays

Reviews

From customers:

Sir J, 4 years ago

What a beautiful sound!

New T, 18 years ago

a dedicated,sophisticated musician...he's plenty hip

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