The Mason Brothers, Brad and Elliot Mason share a truly unique musical bond and vision when performing together. Having been described as “one of the most important trombone voices of today’s generation,” Elliot has been a member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis for the last 15 years while also teaching at the prestigious Juilliard School. Brad is the Musical Director and lead trumpet for the legendary band Blood,Sweat & Tears while also currently touring with Diana Ross and Eddie Palmieri. March 26th the Brothers will come together for a rare celebration & performance of their music from the last 10 years.
Brad and Elliot Mason hail from Norwich, England, a quiet city 100 miles north of London. Their father, Barry Mason, a trumpet/trombone player and teacher, and their mother, Christine Vance, a jazz vocalist, introduced the young brothers early on to such greats as Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Rosolino, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis and John Coltrane. While only in their teens, Brad and Elliot became highly skilled in jazz improvisation and they were soon renowned for their maturity and musicality. Alone, each musician is outstanding, but together, the brothers’ almost psychic connection creates improvisational magic. Today, based in New York, they are taking their unique contemporary sound beyond the boundaries of improvisation and composition to heights both dramatic and inspirational.