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WELCOME | The Hogtown Brass Quintet Has Joined the Growing Musical Toronto Community

By Member on April 13, 2015




Phone: 416-995-0126

Email: hogtownbrass [at]


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The Folks Behind It All


Tristan Tye – Trumpet

Alastair Chaplin – Trumpet

Jason Austin – French Horn

RJ Satchithananthan – Trombone

Andrew Nowry – Tuba


The Hogtown Brass Quintet is a Toronto-based chamber ensemble dedicated to pushing the boundaries of the traditional brass ensemble.

Formed in 2013, the Hogtown Brass Quintet (HBQ) is a collaboration among five accomplished and diverse musicians, committed to presenting unique concert experiences, entertaining and informative educational programs, in addition to bringing brass chamber music to new audiences.  Its mission is to present traditional brass repertoire alongside new, distinct works to reinvigorate the classic brass quintet.

The members of HBQ reflect diverse musical backgrounds, from Classical to pop to jazz.  Dedicated to education as well as performance, the HBQ is experienced in presenting music to people of all ages in a variety of settings.



“The Hogtown Brass performed a wonderful concert for my high school band students.  Their performance was excellent and it was obvious they are all  extremely accomplished musicians.  Their performance and obvious passion for what they are doing left my students excited about music and their own instruments.  I will definitely have them back for an encore performance!”

– Nancy Flood, Band Director, Riverdale Collegiate Institute

“The Hogtown Brass Quintet helped create musical magic on the train platform during Santa in the Junction. Their style of music fit in perfectly with all the unique elements of the Junction and the holiday season”

– Jessica Myers, Executive Director, The Junction BIA



Highlights of the 2014/2015 Season include:

  • Featured pre-concert lobby performance at Roy Thomson Hall before TSO Halloween Family Concerts
  • Educational Concerts at a variety of GTA Schools
  • Performances at community events in Toronto’s vibrant west-end neighbourhoods

The Hogtown Brass is excited to conclude its inaugural season with a non-traditional Jazz Vespers service at The Church of the Incarnation in North York, as well as a feature evening at the Junction Craft Brewery on April 24 at 8pm.

Junction Craft Brewing Show Details

Date: Friday, April 24, 2015

Time: 8:00pm

Tickets: $20 in advance, includes a pint of beer

The Hogtown Brass quintet will be presenting a very special show in conjunction with the Junction Craft Brewery, in their brewhouse.

There will be brass, there will be beer, it couldn’t get any better.

We will be playing everything from contemporary Brass Quintet Repertoire to Top 40 and all things in between including works by Debussy, Michel Legrand and Eric Ewazen.

Also featuring guest vocalists Alex Samaras and Maya Killtron who will help us perform songs by Rufus Wainwright, Taylor Swift, Anna Atkinson and an original composition for Brass Quintet and Voice by RJ Satchithananthan.

Tickets are available in advance here or at the door. Advance price is $20 and the first beer is free!

The Hogtown Brass Quintet would like to thank our sponsors, Henry’s Photography and the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music for their gracious support.

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