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The Gotham Brass Quintet  is an extremely versatile group.  Our musicians are proficient in all styles of music, including Classical and Jazz.  Listed below are the biographies of the members of the GBQ.
W. MARSHALL SEALY - FRENCH HORN
A native of New York City, Marshall Sealy began his French horn study at the age of 8 years. As a young musician, he performed with the Long Island Youth Orchestra and attended Manhattan School of Music and Ithaca College, where he received music and soccer scholarships. His musical career continued with many performing opportunities such as the show orchestras of Tony Bennett and Sammy Davis, Jr. In 1979, Marshall moved to Boston (MA), where he played with the orchestra of the Opera Company of Boston (seven seasons), Boston Pops Orchestra, Les Miserables Brass Band and the Boston Lyric Opera Orchestra. Additional performing credits include Peter Nero and the Philly Pops Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra and The Brooklyn Philharmonic. Since his return to New York, Marshall has played on Broadway in the pit orchestras of Beauty and the Beast, Jekyll & Hyde, and The Lion King.  He has also performed with such notable artists as J.J. Johnson, Max Roach, Shirley Horn, Ray Charles and Paquito DíRivera.
WALT SZYMANSKI - TRUMPET
Walter Szymanski, a native of Detroit, recently returned from a successful tour in Japan with Ms. Jo Thompson. He has toured the world performing with some of his jazz idols including Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, Milt Hinton and Sarah Vaughn. He has also recorded and performed with such Motown stars as Aretha Franklin, the Temptations, and the Four Tops. He has served as composer in residence for the Detroit Dance Collective, the Acoustic Arts Ensemble, and the Detroit Concert Choir, and as professor of jazz trumpet, arranging, and composition studies at Oakland University in Michigan.
RON CASWELL - TUBA
Born in Trenton, NJ, Ron Caswell attended the Mannes College of Music. There, he studied classical music and received his Master's Degree. He Has performed on tuba with the New York City Opera, Little Orchestra Society, Our State Fair, Flying Karamazov Brothers, Chicago (Seoul, Korea), Orchestra of St. Lukes and too many others to list. Mr. Caswell has co-produced salsa recordings with Martin Arroyo and has performed with numerous Latin bands playing both trumpet and tuba.
SHAWN EDMONDS - TRUMPET
Shawn made his solo debut with Chicago Symphony Orchestra at age 17. He later graduated from the Eastman School of Music with a degree in Classical Trumpet. After stints on cruise ships as a band leader he moved to New York in 1996 where he joined the Count Basie Orchestra where he remains until present. He won a Grammy with the band in 1998 for the CD "Count Plays Duke". When not with the Basie Band he freelances in New York City where he has played with Quincy Jones, Johnny Mathis the West End Symphony Orchestra and others.
BRIAN BONVISSUTO - TROMBONE
Brian Bonvissuto, is a freelance trombonist on the New York City music scene. He is a native New Yorker, and comes from a musical family, with his father Bruce, also a professional trombonist. He has played and or recorded with such groups as the Lionel Hampton Orchestra, The Duke Ellington Orchestra. He has also performed with Al Martino, Jerry Vale, the Jambalaya Brass Band, and the George Gee Orchestras. On many occasions, he has performed for various heads of state, including Vice President Al Gore, Senator Hillary Clinton. He most recently has led the Gotham Brass Quintet for a dedication ceremony at the United Nations for Secretary General Kofi Annan.