Three members of the Kalamazoo Brass Collective - founders Bob Lewis and Craig Freeman, and trumpeter Dave Bernard - play inventive and original arrangements of seasonal music in the WMUK Takeda studio, and have a conversation about their lives as musicians with Cara Lieurance.
All three are graduates of the School of Music at Western Michigan University, where Freeman and Lewis formed a trio as graduate students with trumpeter/arranger Ayako Nakamura. When Nakamura moved away, Dave Bernard was a natural fit.
The members of the KBC pride themselves on being versatile. They can function as a concert trio, or as part of a greater whole, with diverse acts such as full concert choirs, rock bands, pit orchestras, and touring shows. They also teach as private instructors and with organizations including Kalamazoo Kids In Tune.