The Menlo Brass Quintet enjoys a reputation as one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s finest brass quintets, renowned for outstanding musicianship and the unparalleled diversity of their repertoire featuring more than 825 compositions, including over 70 original pieces. The group performs a wide variety of music, from Baroque and Classical, to Broadway musicals, popular, Dixieland and jazz.
The Menlo Brass Quintet was founded in 1982. They have been the featured group in many local concert series, at conventions, and on local radio. The Quintet provided music for the inaugurations of the President of Stanford University and the Chancellor of the University of California at Santa Cruz and were featured in the Stanford University Centennial Celebration. Since 1996 they have played at every Commencement at Stanford University.
The Menlo Brass Quintet regularly provides brilliant musical highlights for celebrations and church services at First Baptist Church of Menlo Park, St. James Lutheran Church in San Leandro, First Congregational Church in Palo Alto, and Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, to name but a few. They have also contributed lighter music for dozens of receptions, grand openings, and summer park concerts. The Menlo Brass has twice performed pre-game music, the National Anthem, and “7th inning stretch” tunes at San Francisco Giants baseball games.