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Individual Bios
Follow the links below to learn more about the individual musicians:

John Ferrari,

Daniel Grabois,

Benjamin Herrington,

Tim Leopold,

Jon Nelson,

Raymond Stewart,

"Brass Wizards"
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"Exciting... crystal-clear sound"
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"Go see them... they're excellent"
- Frank Zappa


Daniel Grabois, Horn

I grew up in Williamstown, Massachusetts, and began studying the horn at age 10. At age 16, during a summer at Kinhaven Music School, I decided to become a professional musician; I went on to college at Yale and graduate school at the Manhattan School of Music. After spending 25 years in New York City as a freelance horn player, college and graduate level horn teacher, and member of Meridian, I took a full time teaching job at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Madison is now where I live. Teaching at UW and living in Madison has been great. I'm composing lots of pieces and will soon release my debut solo CD, featuring horn with electronics. I am a member of the Wisconsin Brass Quintet, and I lead the UW Horn Choir, coach chamber music, and of course teach horn lessons to my students. I have published two etude books for horn and lots of other music (find it all here). I live in a house in the woods with my wife Meg, my son Charlie, and my dog Libby.

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