David Bernard, trumpet; Craig Freeman, trombone; Bob Lewis, horn

David Bernard, trumpet; Craig Freeman, trombone; Bob Lewis, horn

The Kalamazoo Brass Collective is a dynamic chamber ensemble centered around a core trio of David Bernard, trumpet, Bob Lewis, horn, and Craig Freeman, trombone. As a collaborative studio, these musicians are dedicated to the performance, education, and therapy of music. The KBC thrives on partnerships with diverse acts from full concert choirs to rock bands and frequently expands into larger brass ensembles or functions as a horn section.

Based in Southwest Michigan, the Kalamazoo Brass Collective has an extensive repertoire list ranging from Renaissance madrigals and contemporary classical literature to Gershwin and the Beatles. It is part of the Collective’s mission to raise the profile of brass trio literature and is currently searching for repertoire, commissioning pieces, and arranging existing works.

As educators, the members of the Kalamazoo Brass Collective seek to teach and inspire musicians of all ages to forge unique paths in the arts. As performers, they actively participate in the local music scene by pursuing their individual professional schedules as well as KBC engagements.