An internationally acclaimed brass ensemble, The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass is composed of some of America’s top brass musicians dedicated to bringing the joyous experience of great music to a wide range of audiences.
The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass is a family owned and operated business that had its beginnings on the streets of New Orleans. On the advice of Ellis Marsalis, the group created a concert format that breaks the usual barriers between genres and strives to create connection between the audience and performers.
A group that always reflects the diverse makeup of men and women in the American culture, RMPBB is dedicated to the notion that music is a gift to be enjoyed by everyone. The group is especially dedicated to reaching out to the world’s youth and inspiring them to reach for their dreams.
Performances by The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass range from solo trumpet, to brass quintet, to the full ten piece ensemble with percussion.
“Rodney Marsalis is one of the top classical trumpet soloists in the world. It was an absolute pleasure to host The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass”
— Derek Kwan, Executive Director at Lied Center of Kansas
“So compelling nothing else really mattered.”
— Peter Dobrin, The Philadelphia Inquirer
“No one plays absolutely beautifully all the time…unless you’re my cousin Rodney”