Trombonist Brett Baker this week travels to Singapore for the Singapore Low Brass Festival along with his colleagues from Black Dykes Trombone Section, Paul Woodward, Garry Reed and Adrian Hirst, the tour is sponsored by Michael Rath Brass Instruments and Music Elements Singapore. The quartet will perform new arrangements at the Festival by Ian Jones celebrating over ten years of the quartets existence. Adrian Hirst and Paul Woodward will also introduce the delegates to recitals that feature British composers and music of the Salvation Army.
The end of festival Gala Concert features Adrian Hirst playing Rhapsody for Bass Trombone by Steve Bulla and Brett Baker playing Johan De Meij's T-Bone Concerto with the Singapore Philharmonic Youth Winds. His colleagues from Black Dyke then travel home whilst Brett continues onto Thailand where he takes part in recitals and workshops before then moving onto the Philippines where he teams up with Euphonium Soloist Adam Frey, for more recitals and concerts. Then it’s onto Manila in Malaysia for a similar series of recitals and teaching sessions before then travelling onto Hong Kong for the Slider Asia Festival which includes playing alongside colleagues David Childs and Matthew Van Emmerick.