"No one plays absolutely beautifully all the time...unless you're my cousin Rodney"

Wynton Marsalis
18 April 2012

“ Rodney Marsalis is one of the top classical trumpet soloists in the world. It was an absolute pleasure to host The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass” 

Derek Kwan, Executive Director at Lied Center of Kansas
13 January 2016

"a formidable virtuoso"

Regarding a solo performance by Rodney Marsalis "a formidable virtuoso"

Traverse City Record Eagle
05 July 2010

Regarding recent concert Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass


David Patrick StearnsPhiladelphia Inquirer
05 July 2010

Quote regarding concert by The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass "So compelling
nothing else really mattered."

Peter DobrinThe Philadelphia Inquirer
05 July 2010

" The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass is a quantum leap forward in what a brass group can bring to an audience. It simply is the next big thing."

Jens Lindemann, former member of The Canadian Brass
26 August 2009

" Thank you for the exciting Student Matinee at the Kimmel Center. The students and teachers thoroughly enjoyed the musical diversity- from the Renaissance to New Orleans Jazz. Again thank you for your performance and we look forward to a return visit in Verizon Hall!"-Velma R. Simmons, Director of Education, Kimmel Center

Kimmel Center, Philadelphia
26 August 2009

" Precision, excitement, and charisma- these words best describe the audience engaging performance by the Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass. Our stage was filled with energized, talented musicians who performed a variety of works from the Baroque to Jazz eras. The audience was on their feet before the last cut-off of the baton. This is a show that should not be missed. "

Franklin Marshall College Sound Horizons Concert Series
26 August 2009

A tribute concert with lofty goals

Trumpeter Rodney Marsalis and his Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass marched, polkaed, and phunked their way through more than two hours of repertoire...

Peter DobrinThe Philadelphia Inquirer
04 June 2007

Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass to headline 2nd annual tribute concert

Internationally-known trumpeter Rodney Marsalis, principal trumpet with Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and a graduate of Curtis Institute of Music, has worked under the guidance of world-renowned conductors...

City Suburban News
30 July 2008

Branford Marsalis and Rodney Marsalis headline tribute concert Irvine Auditorium

Marsalis, a trumpet prodigy, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana...

Sabina ClarkePhiladelphia Weekly Press
23 May 2007