Jazz has been described as America’s ‘classical’ music and ‘its most enduring contribution to contemporary culture’. It probably originated in Africa and certainly reached America through the slave trade. Whatever its beginnings jazz became a vibrant genre and one that constantly reinvented itself. This CD is a brief overview of that development through the 20th century. Now in their twenty third year, Fine Arts Brass are firmly established at the forefront of the international brass chamber music scene. Their enduring success has been due to their uncanny ability to become a musical chameleon in concert; adapting to the requirements of their different audiences. With their unique versatility and sound, coupled with an eminent humour and a passion for the music they play, it is not hard to see why they have toured to over 60 countries.