"Playing the trumpet is such an intangible experience. The player is compelled to start from the beginning and build anew each day... It isn't like building a house, where we resume where we left the previous accomplishments. Each new day we must rebuild the foundation of our musical structure."
~ Armando Ghitalla
A trumpeter, writer, arranger, and music educator, Brendan Donnelly has a deep passion for his craft. He began his career when he was ten years old with a beaten-up trumpet that had sat unused in his grandmother’s attic for 50 years. Since completing an undergraduate degree in performance at DePaul University, Brendan has played a wide variety of music in a range of venues all over Chicago. He is also the lead producer, composer, arranger, and performer with Four Star Brass Band, which has recently released "The Four Star EP," and will release an LP under his direction in the coming months.