Canadian Brass performs at the Nanaimo Port Theatre

Band blows baroque tunes

NANAIMO - Canadian Brass performs at the Port Theatre Sunday (Nov. 29) at 4 p.m.

Canadian Brass, often referred to as the world’s most famous brass group, has earned various accolades over the last four decades.

The quintet, formed by friends Chuck Daellenbach and Gene Watts, has been nominated for sixteen Juno awards, won a Grammy in 2000 for Hornsmoke and amassed numerous international awards.

Initially the two challenged themselves to bring the sound of brass music to new audiences. They perform a range of music styles including ragtime, baroque, jazz, big band, broadway, dixieland and original compositions.

Since forming, the group has released more than 130 albums, selling more than two million worldwide, and has toured extensively.

Daellenbach performs shows on his gold-plated and carbon-fibre tuba. He grew up in Wisconsin, getting daily music lessons as a child from his father. In his teens, he studied with the legendary Chicago Symphony tuba player, Arnold Jacobs.

The group consists of Daellenbach, Chris Coletti, Caleb Hudson, Achilles Liarmakopoulos and Bernhard Scully.

Canadian Brass performs at the Port Theatre Sunday (Nov. 29) at 4 p.m. Tickets are $52 adults or $15 students available by calling 250-754-8550 or going to

For more information about Canadian Brass please go to

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