The Canadian Brass will perform as a part of the Ohio University Performing Arts Main Series tonight, Feb. 7, at 7:30 p.m. (

The Canadian Brass to Liven Up Athens

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The Canadian Brass was formed over four decades ago, when tubist Chuck Daellenbach and trombonist Gene Watts came together to craft something that was pretty unique in the early ’70s: a brass quartet that performed contemporary pop hits with a lively, playful energy. Fast forward more than 40 years, and the group was a part of a larger trend — but that doesn’t mean that what the Brass has been doing hasn’t been entirely their own. From their sleek black suits paired with cushy white running shoes to their repertoire (which includes everything from what could be truly categorized as classic music to covers of pop artists like The Beatles and Deadmau5,) it would be hard to categorize the group as anything but entirely unique.

WOUB’s Emily Votaw spoke with the Brass’ current line up, (Caleb Hudson, Chris Coletti, Bernhard Scully, Achilles Liarmakopoulos, and co-founder Daellenbach,) in anticipation of their performance tonight at Ohio University’s Templeton-Blackburn Memorial Auditorium. Andy Trachsel, the Director of Bands at Ohio University’s School of Music, also contributed to the conversation. The show kicks off at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $8 for students, $13 for seniors, $15 for the general public and are available through Ohio University’s Performing Arts and Concert Series webpage.