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’Hot Airs & Dances’ was a superb addition to the Oak Ridge Civic Music Association’s Chamber Music Series.”

“...deliciously diversified with astounding virtuosity…individually and together they had technique to burn.  One doesn’t listen to this kind of playing without realizing it is coming from the soul.  Equally at home with classical, jazz and gospel music, this is a hot group to watch!”

- Becky Ball, The Oak Ridger (TN)


“Brass Roots Trio’s ‘American Impressions’ concert was impressive and moving.”

"The group promised ‘a heartwarming program that will stir the emotions,’ and the group certainly did not disappoint.  Brass Roots Trio put on an amazing performance.  While their technique was great, I found their phrasing to be incredible.  They have fun playing together, and the rest of the audience seemingly could tell this too.  Concerts like this should not be missed!"

- Christopher C. Foster, Olean Times Herald (NY)


“Brass Roots Trio grows beautiful music.”

“From Baroque majesty to Brubeck to Gershwin, this was a concert that obviously pleased the large audience, if the three standing ovations are any indication…The trumpet and horn, so resonant and perfect in their sound, together with the piano and Bacon’s arrangements created a full and magnificent ensemble…This was a superb trio…”

- Robert Ellis, Times-West Virginian (WV)


“Reflections of Peace”

“If you can imagine Garrison Keillor meeting Aaron Copland on Bourbon Street, you begin to get a sense of “Reflections of Peace,” performed by Brass Roots Trio.”

- Jennifer Shepherd, The Living Church Magazine (National)


“Brass Roots Trio Concert an Experience in Americana”

“Gershwin, Hayes, Copland and even Billy Joel have never been played better or with more originality than by the Brass Roots Trio. Friday, April 11, brought the blues, ragtime, rodeo, jazz and spiritual music to Colorado Springs like no time before! Piano, trumpet and horn certainly combined for a unique blend of the American musical style…in a fun and entertaining manner. “ 

- The Encounter (CO)


“Reflections of Peace”

“Spectacular renditions of “On Eagle’s Wings”, “In the Garden”, “Amazing Grace”, “Holy Manna” and many other songs were played by this extraordinary trio…a wonderful evening of peaceful reflection and harmonious unity.”

- Rachel Dickson, Jackson Today (TN)





"Music for a Great Space in Greensboro, NC was proud to present the Brass Roots Trio on the stage at Greensboro College on Sept. 16, 2016.The virtuosity of each performer was outstanding. There were many bravos to Rosetta Bacon’s arrangements of compositions on the program. All members of the trio engaged the audience, also, by giving some history of the selections on the program and by telling some things of interest about themselves. This was an excellent program to kick off our 26th season. GREAT CONCERT!"

- Lucy Ingram, Artistic Director (NC)


"I would like to express my sincere appreciation as well as to convey the gratitude of the President and Mrs. Obama for your wonderful performance at the White House during this Holiday season."

- Desirée Rogers, White House, Special Assistant to the President (DC)


"What beautiful music! Your melodic sounds together are like a symphony.  Our audience loved the music and the performers. Each of you is ‘over the top’ with your musical virtuosity!!  When I see performances like this, I always think, how can anyone be so gifted in order to play their instrument with such perfection and passion.” 

- Marlene Robershaw, President, Ramona Community Concert Association (CA)


“The appearance of Brass Roots Trio on our opening concert this year drew one of the biggest and most enthusiastic audiences that we have experienced…it was a true highlight!"

- Jack Ashton, President, Fairmont Chamber Music Society (WV)


“Our Music Committee couldn’t have been happier with the group’s performance!  It was a wonderful way to end our season.”

- Vicki Sofranko, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg (FL)


“The Brass Roots Trio performance at Northeastern Illinois University thrilled our audience with imaginative programming, beautiful artistry and technique, and selections loved by all.”

- Christie Miller, Artistic Director, Jewel Box Series, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago (IL) 


“The audience was ecstatic with the performance.  It was a truly enriching concert. ”

- Sr. Marella Wagner, Artistic Director, Silver Lake College Concert Series (WI)


“The Brass Roots Trio took our audience on a joyful, toe-tapping ride through American music.  The performers established an immediate connection with the audience and wowed them with virtuosity.  It was enjoyed by both long-time patrons and first-time audience members alike.”

- Br. Nathan Cochran, Artistic Director, Saint Vincent College Concert Series (PA)


“The audience was enthralled with the Trio…the concert truly offered something for every single person in the audience. The musicians were delightfully entertaining and had an excellent connection with the audience members. The musicians ended the concert with an encore presentation of America the Beautiful - received with a standing ovation. This Trio should definitely be considered for future performances at Boise State University.”

- Holly Gilchrist, Boise State University (ID)


“Truly one of our best concerts!”

- Phoebe Boschi, Manager, Amsterdam Area Community Concert Association, Inc. (NY)


“Brass Roots are three extraordinary musicians…The virtuosic ensemble with its unique programs is excellent, and the addition of the brilliant tenor voice adds another stellar dimension…they certainly made their mark on the Concert Series at St. James's Church Piccadilly – I hope they come back next year!”

- Sarah Baxter, Director, St. James’s Piccad illy Concerts, London (England)

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