Topeka, KS – The Washburn University department of music and theatre will host their annual Brass Day Nov. 18. Brass Day 2023 will conclude with a concert featuring world-famous trumpet player Allen Vizzutti. High school students participating in Brass Day will also perform in this concert, along with guest trombonist Dr. Nathan Siler. This concert is at 5 p.m. on Nov. 18 in White Concert Hall. The public is welcome.

Washburn faculty performing include Andrew Hakenewerth, trombone, Dr. Bryce Call, trumpet, Dr. Anya Pogorelova, conducting the wind ensemble, and Dr. Craig Treinen, conducting the jazz ensemble.

About Allen Vizzutti

Vizzutti has visited 70 countries and every state in the union to perform with a wide variety of artists and ensembles. Performing as a classical and a jazz artist, often in the same evening, he has appeared as guest soloist with symphony orchestras, in recitals, on television and in jazz venues around the world.

Vizzutti has performed on more than 150 motion picture soundtracks, such as Back To The Future and Star Trek, as well as countless TV shows and commercials. Recording with such artists as Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Neil Diamond, Chick Corea, the Commodores and Prince. His soaring sound can be heard in recent movies, “Mirror, Mirror,” “Furry Vengeance,” “40 Days and 40 Nights,” “Unfaithfully Yours,” “Gridiron Gang,” “Scary Movie Four,” “The Hulk” and the video games “Medal of Honor,” “Gears of War,” “World of Warcraft” and “Halo.” More information about Vizzutti is available at

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For further information, contact:
Joy Bailes
Assistant Director of Public Relations
Office: 785-670-2153
Cell: 785-230-1648
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