Denis Wick Artists Aaron Tindall is releasing his new album this week! This highly anticipated CD includes the wonderful Yellowbird by Fred Tackett, written in 1972 for Roger Bobo. Fred Tackett is a legendary session guitarist who played in Little Feat and The Band, and his Yellowbird is written for tuba and jazz quartet. The piece receives a virtuoso performance from Aaron, who is backed by a stunning line-up of players from the faculty at the Frost School of Music;
Portrait – Reflections on Belonging is the new much anticipated fifth album from London-based trumpeter and composer Byron Wallen, and reflects his study of indigenous cultures connecting people from all over the world.
Byron says “This album is a meditation and reflection on the powerful impact that music has had on my life. It was conceived whilst sitting in the central square in Woolwich, an area of South East London.
May was a beautiful sunny month in Poole and our solar panels generated a massive 4 MWh of power. During working hours this power was used in the factory. When the factory was shut it was fed back into the grid. Since the installation of the panels we have saved 28,294 kg of CO2 emissions, the equivalent of planting 1,295.18 trees. Denis Wick is proud to be part of the effort to reduce global warming!
Musicians have had all their performing work cancelled, but Denis Wick Artists got together on-line to have an Artists Summit. Stephen Wick took part in the online session where this diverse group of players, normally so busy, had the leisure to describe what they were doing with their enforced down time. Many of the artists already have a well-developed online presence. Denis Wick Artist Christopher Bill is the most subscribed brass player on Facebook with 450,000 followers.
We have been contacted by some school authorities who have started sterilising trumpet mouthpieces in solutions such as sterilising fluids designed for babies’ bottles. We would never recommend this! These solutions are mostly based on sodium hypochlorite – i.e. bleach.
Bleach will seriously damage the silver plating of a mouthpiece and should never be used. Sodium hypochlorite is a strong oxidant and will cause the silver to tarnish very rapidly. In addition, it will generate sodium hydroxide which will etch into the silver and cause pitting,
Denis Wick Products is now adding a warning label to all its mouthpieces in order to confirm with the Californian Proposition 65 regulations. Proposition 65, officially known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, was enacted as a ballot initiative in November 1986. The proposition protects the state’s drinking water sources from being contaminated with chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, and requires businesses to inform Californians about exposures to such chemicals.
Now available! New from Denis Wick – a range of Steven Mead Ultra euphonium mouthpieces with a new rounder rim. The XR range was introduced to great critical acclaim with its extra-comfortable curved rim edge and massive projection in the high range. The 5XR is the latest addition and we feel sure that it will meet the needs of many euphonium players around the world, especially those used to be slightly smaller rim diameter. Comfort and stability are the watchwords here,
Denis Wick is pleased to announce that Slide Action are to become Denis Wick Artists. Slide Action are a brilliant new trombone quartet composed of ex-Royal Academy of Music students. The members are Huw Evans (alto and tenor), Benny Vernon (alto and tenor), Jamie Tweed (tenor) and Josh Cirtina (bass). They will be travelling to the USA this summer to perform at the International Trombone Festival and will also play at the Denis Wick Advisory Studio in Chicago.
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