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Cory get a first spot on new BBC 'Top Brass' radio show

The newly crowned British Open champion will be featured on a brand BBC Radio 2 show hosted by the 'Wizard of Oz' James Morrison

Cory
  The newly crowned British Open champion will be featured on the first show

Although the BBC has not replaced 'Listen to the Band' on Radio 2, it has ensured that brass music of different genres will be given a profile spot on the schedules with the news that a new series entitled 'Top Brass' is being aired.

Top Brass

The first hour long programme on Tuesday 18th September at 9.00pm, hosted by the Australian multi-instrumental star James Morrison will feature music by the recently crowned British Open Champion Cory — although exact details are not yet known — alongside contributions from The Soul Rebels Brass Band, Ray Anderson's Pocket Brass Band, Duke Ellington, and No BS! Brass Band from New York.

Best in the world

On its internet page its states: "In this new series James Morrison introduces a selection of modern brass music, showcasing all that's best in the world of brass: modern New Orleans-style street bands playing heavy funk and hip hop, classic big bands and small group jazz, traditional brass bands, quintets and dectets, Balkan, rock, funk, ska and oompah bands — Top Brass has it all.

Trombonist with the legendary rock band Chicago, Jimmy Pankow, shares stories about his trombone heroes, his approach to arranging horn lines, and his long career. Leading UK jazz trumpeter Enrico Tomasso also drops in to celebrate the career of his brass hero, Louis Armstrong."

The first hour long programme on Tuesday 18th September at 9.00pm, hosted by the Australian multi-instrumental star James Morrison will feature music by the recently crowned British Open Champion Cory4BR

Find out more

To find out more go to: https:/­/­www.bbc.co.uk/­programmes/­m0000fbw

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