Vancouver Academy of Music

A Touch of Brass Quintet

Tom Shorthouse, (Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Cornet, Piccolo Trumpet)
Jim Littleford, (Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Cornet, Piccolo Trumpet)
Ben Kinsmen, (French Horn)
Jeremy Berkman, (Trombone, Euphonium)
David Sabourin, (Tuba)

A Touch of Brass (ATOB) quintet has thrilled, entertained and educated audiences since its formation in 1978. Cofounded by its tubist, David Sabourin, the ensemble has toured across Canada, and around the world. ATOB enjoys ongoing creative relationships with some of Vancouver’s finest composers and arrangers, and has been thrilled to champion music created in BC on the concert stage and in recording.

A Touch of Brass is expert in virtually every style of music and is in demand all over BC for both recitals and educational clinics. The members of the quintet—Tom Shorthouse and Jim Littleford, trumpets; Ben Kinsman, French horn; Jeremy Berkman, trombone; and David Sabourin, tuba and euphonium—have established distinguished careers as individual performers, as teachers and clinicians, and also as professional performers in the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Opera Orchestra, and many ensembles throughout the province, including some of Vancouver’s finest Jazz Ensembles.

ATOB is thrilled to be returning to the Music in the Morning stage with a program of traditional brass music and holiday cheer.