Legendary brass group plays first date in the south, 50% off tickets for all music students

WED 08 OCT 2014

Lovers of brass music are in for a treat this autumn when the legendary James Shepherd Versatile Brass makes its first visit to the south in over 30 years.

The Yorkshire-based group is made up of 10 musicians  at the very highest level of brass playing in the UK. Its leader, James Shepherd, is the one of the most respected cornet and trumpet players in the world – the only brass player to have won the coveted award of Champion Soloist of Great Britain in three consecutive years.

The group will be performing at Uckfield Civic Centre on Saturday 1st November at 7.30pm. The audience can expect a wide range of musical styles played with vibrant virtuosity and the highest standards of technical proficiency and artistic musicality.

James Shepherd Versatile Brass was formed in 1972 and performed around the world for 40 years, at venues from the Royal Albert Hall to a tour of Australia. The group recorded nearly 20 albums, all featuring music written specially for the group.

After a break during the 2000s, James Shepherd reformed Versatile Brass in 2013. The early concerts with a mixture of long-standing players and new talent have attracted rave reviews. Among the plaudits so far have been:

“Superb choice of music, superbly played”

“Absolutely fantastic”

Scintillating playing and stunning performance”

Concert details

7.30pm on Saturday 1st November 2014

Uckfield Civic Centre, East Sussex TN22 1AE

Tickets: £15 (10% discount for groups of 10 or more)

To book: email or phone 01273 493469

Payment by cash, cheque, BACS or Paypal (+£1 booking fee) 

The James Shepherd Versatile Brass concert is presented by BRASS FUSION, a group of experienced and talented brass musicians based in Sussex and performing across the south of England. BRASS FUSION brings fun and innovation to the world of brass music, offering a varied repertoire from dance music, through jazz, and blues, to the classics. Since it formed in January 2010, BRASS FUSION has entertained audiences at corporate receptions, weddings, concerts, dances, garden parties and prom nights.