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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — NewStream Brass, a nine-piece chamber ensemble, is set to release their classical/jazz album A Step Forward on February 15 through Mon Hills Records. This album will be available on all streaming platforms. 


A Step Forward is NewStream’s first album, a blended mixture of classical and jazz idioms. The album consists of five original compositions and three arrangements. It features music from group members Robert Sears, Austin Seybert, and the titular piece composed by Connor Frederick. A Step Forward highlights the group’s fluency in orchestral, 21st-century, commercial, and jazz music styles; in addition to showcasing their jazz improvisation ability with members soloing throughout the album. 


A testament to their versatility, NewStream Brass presents an imaginative arrangement of Radiohead’s “Everything In Its Right Place.” The arrangement by Brett Copeland breathes new life into the song, showcasing the ensemble’s adaptability and creativity in blending and blurring genres.


Prepare to immerse yourself in the harmonious fusion of classical and jazz as NewStream Brass takes A Step Forward on February 15. Stay tuned for an unforgettable musical experience that transcends genres and pushes the boundaries of artistic expression.


Explore the world of NewStream Brass and delve into their musical universe by visiting their website: Gain insight into their creative process, upcoming projects, and more.

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