PERFORMER

The fiery enthusiasm and relentless excellence of Felipe Brito's musical skill is exhibited in every performance. His diverse background and varied performance résumé provide a uniquely moving musical experience in both ensemble and orchestral settings.

In 2017, Felipe graduated from the Artist Diploma program at Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) under principal trombonist of the Cleveland Orchestra, Massimo La Rosa and bass trombonist of the Detroit Symphony, Randall Hawes. Felipe is the Principal Trombonist for the Cleveland Opera Theater Orchestra and Substitute Trombone for the Canton Symphony Orchestra, Erie Philharmonic, Cleveland Pops Orchestra, Firelands Symphony, and Mansfield Symphony. Felipe currently plays with some of Cleveland’s best bands and ensembles in every style of music.

A testament to his passion, skill, and versatility, Felipe has collaborated with a number of national and international artists and bands including Branford Marsalis, Nils Landgren, Dennis Reynolds, Ernie Krivda, Kenny Davis, Jamey Haddad, Raul de Souza, Bobby Sanabria, Tito Rojas, Zé da Velha, Silvério Pontes, Vittor Santos, Paulo Dias, Cleveland Jazz Heritage Orchestra, and Sandália de Prata. Proficient in Classical, Jazz, Brazilian and Latin music styles.

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Testimonials

  • “What moves me the most is the passion he has for music, particularly for his instrument, the trombone, a perfect extension of Felipe's soul.”
    Geraldo Domingues
    Brazilian Trumpet Player and Music Educator
  • "Mr. Brito is the rare musician who's energy and passion is infectious. Paired with his deep understanding of musicianship and his instrument it is no mystery why he is a top notch performer and educator."
    Christopher E. Vance
    , Owner, Vance Music Studios / Cleveland State University Faculty
  • “Felipe puts his mark on music through his unwavering discipline and dedication. His great attitude is the key to his success. I am proud to have been his teacher and forever friend."
    Robson de Nadai
    Principal Trombonist, Campinas Symphony Orchestra (Brazil)
  • "Felipe Brito is one of the most sensitive musicians around."
    Paulo Dias
    Brazilian Pianist, Composer, and Arranger
  • “Felipe Brito stands out on a highly talented generation of young Brazilian trombonists. His passion and work ethic make for an explosive recipe of musicianship and artistry.”
    Lucas Borges, Assistant Professor of Trombone
    Ohio University

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