We play the classics, the jazzy toe tappers, and original compositions and arrangements written by our talented players. Our goal is to promote our genre throughout Utah and beyond if the opportunity pops up. We’re crazy about performing and will play just about anywhere.
ACB was founded in May 2014 by Shawn Shearer, trumpet, and Danielle Dinkelman, trombone. We were lucky enough some of the best musicians in the state. Robert (Bob) Peterson, a fantastic trumpet player, arranger, composer, and all-around heavy weight whose credentials would take up the entire page. Jeff Michaelis, horn, who is the principal horn of the Utah Valley Symphony. Marcus Voght, tuba player and educator, who plays with the Utah Premiere Brass, The American West Symphony, as well as various Traditional Dixieland Jazz Bands.
All of us teach, so it behooves us to spread the joy of ACB in every possible school in the state. Budding young musicians should hear a polished and experienced brass quintet – it is such a beautiful genre.
Danielle does our booking and Shawn handles the publicity. We are available for corporate gigs, recordings, school clinics, weddings, retirement communities, and any place that wants great brass music. We’re always looking for more places to play, so if you have a need, we’re happy to fill it!
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