Todd Brunel

Primary Instrument: Clarinet

Born: August 23, 1968    

Todd Brunel is an innovative, critically acclaimed clarinetist and saxophonist, who performs extensively as a crossover classical and jazz musician. In the world premiere event 'From Requiem to Renewal' at Boston College, Eileen Pfeiffer of the Boston Globe hailed: “Clarinetist Todd Brunel and pianist Synthia Sture played with tremendous virtuosity and heart”. He has premiered works by numerous composers including: George ‘Skip’ Brunner, Matthew D. Harder, Rick Sowash, Ara Sarkissian, Jose Louis Hurtado, Johnny Reinhard, Vuk Kulenovic, Etienne Rolin, Pamela Watson, and Vache Sharafyan. “The perfect control over the instruments allowed the soloists the subtle at times almost jocular transition through different styles and genres.” Musical Horizons Magazine....
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2010-2011 Grant recipient Massachusetts Cultural Council

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Featured recording “Vortex Live”

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Vortex Live

Self Produced (2011)

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”Beautiful tone” Jon Garelick, Boston Phoenix

“If you frequent the tiny avant-improv bunker Outpost 186, then you're familiar with clarinettist Todd Brunel's Vortex Series, which features some of the city's finest jazz musicians and free-improvisers of all stripes.” -The Boston Phoenix, “Bos Picks”

“The performances were all high quality..... Mr. Brunel, mostly on bass clarinet treated, to quote Judith Weir, as “a hysterical treble instrument with a surprise bass extension,” exhibited sure command of all his extended and unextended techniques....” Read the full review here -Vance R...

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Primary InstrumentClarinet

LocationE. Boston, MA

Willing to teachAdvanced students only.

Credentials/BackgroundI'm a dedicated and patient teacher with over 25 years of experience, teaching a variety of styles from classical to jazz, world music and contemporary improvisation. Lessons are open to students at all levels from beginner to advanced. Many of my advanced students consistently place at the top of competitive District and All State auditions. Beginning students will learn to assemble and play their instrument in the first lesson and work with my carefully guided and patient system. College and advanced students will gain conservatory training focusing on tone production in all registers, dynamic control, articulation and interpretation that will help you to find your 'voice'. 2000-present Powers Music School, Belmont MA


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