Brass legend Dan Perantoni, Provost Professor of Tuba at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, is our latest guest on The Brass Junkies. Not much left to say that hasn't already been said about his impact on the tuba and the brass world as a whole. The term legend is 100% accurate.
Did you know he initially dreamed of being a jazz pianist? Thankfully for all of us, he ended up participating in nearly every important milestone in the development of nearly every important milestone in tuba-dom in the last 50 years. Dan shares stories about Harvey Phillips, Rich Matteson, Don Knaub and the St. Louis Brass Quintet. He explains how he got into Eastman on sousaphone, details his approach to playing and teaching and how he makes meatballs by the hundred and tomato sauce by the gallon.
And to repeat, this dude got into Eastman on a sousaphone! Crazy!
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