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BUZZ [ b ∧ z ] n. – 2002 ; excl. ♦1 Excitement over novelty. ♦2 Sound produced by vibrating the lips regularly around their equilibrium position. [See vibrate] ♦3 Brass quintet. [See concert]
“One of this year’s best gems.”
Le Journal de Montréal daily, December 24, 2009
“Buzz Brass is a blast! Breathtaking!”
Vernon Morning Star, BC, April 29, 2012
“There is both skill and imagination here, and in abundance. Brilliant, exciting, yet always controlled playing. The brass players all get gold stars.”
Fanfare Magazine - USA, July 2012
Founded in Montreal in 2002 by Sylvain Lapointe, Buzz offers chamber-music concerts, educational shows and sound recordings.
The ensemble consists of:
Sylvain Lapointe – artistic director / trumpet
Buzz has given over 900 performances throughout Canada and the USA, be it in primary and secondary schools or in renowned venues and halls of which the Louvre Museum in Paris, for a total of some 175,000 spectators, not counting several radio and television broadcasts. In addition, its three albums have been critically acclaimed, including its most recent recording that was a nominee for one of Quebec’s ADISQ awards. As to its show The History of Music for young audiences, it earned Buzz an Opus Prize (ahead of the renowned Orchestre symphonique de Montréal) and the status of Finalist at the Young Audiences Music Awards 2012 organized by Jeunesses Musicales Internationales.
In short, every audience is amazed, bedazzled and charmed by Buzz and its diverse musical influences, high-quality performances and fresh theatrical staging.
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