The Uptown Brass Quintet
"The Uptown Brass Quintet" is a group of 5 professional musicians living in New York city. The group was first conceived of in 2007 and has compiled a book of over 25 original compositions and arrangements. The quintet has performed in many different NYC venues from churches and recital halls to children's programs at schools and museums. Since December 2008, the quintet has had the great pleasure of rehearsing and performing for services at
the Church of the Intercession in upper Manhattan
Below you will see the current members of the group and a few video clips from past performances.
Roger Lent is a trumpet and piano player living in Manhattan. He has performed professionally for over 20 years with many great jazz and classical ensembles. He works regularly with his piano trio and with the Uptown Brass Quintet.
Alex Norris is a trumpeter, composer, arranger and educator. He resides in New York City and teaches trumpet and Jazz Studies at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, MD. He performs with Ron Carter, Kyle Eastwood, the Mingus Big Band, and many other Jazz, Latin Jazz, and commercial music artists. He is also an active music clinician.
Eric Davis works as a french horn player all around the New York area. He recently performed for the entire run of the revival of "Porgy and Bess" on Broadway. He has performed with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, the Long Island Philharmonic, the Manhattan Brass, the Vermont Symphony among many other groups. He is also on faculty at Hofstra University.
Mark Miller works with many different musical projects as a trombonist and arranger in NYC. In the fall of 2013, he completed a U.S. tour with Diana Ross. He has performed in the orchestras for many Broadway shows both touring and in town. A short list of some of them are "Come Fly Away", "Movin Out", "The Book of Mormon" and "Swing". He can be heard every Friday night in NYC as a member of the "Birdland Big Band". Mark has written many compositions and arrangements for the Uptown Brass which will be recorded and published in 2014. He endorses Shires Trombones.
Ron Wilkins is a bass trombonist/tuba player originally from Texas currently living in New York city. He has had a full career working with top ensembles around the country. He has worked with the Air Force Band, the "Dizzy Gillespie Alumni Band" and on Broadway in "Wicked" and "Motown". He is an active teacher and clinician as well.