About

The Small Batch Brass Band was founded on two primary beliefs:

  1. We love all types of music -from early Jazz to Dixieland, pop, and classical – we enjoy listening to and playing it all! We especially enjoy performing music not originally written for brass quintet. Visit our repertoire page to see what we can do!
  2. A love of bourbon – one of Kentucky’s greatest gifts to civilization (at least, we think so)!

From these humble beginnings, Small Batch Brass was formed!

Who We Are

Small Batch Brass consists of 5 musicians from around the Louisville, Kentucky area. Formed in 2016, Small Batch consists of:

Trumpet

Roger Levering

Bob Bertke

Horn

Colin Dorman

Trombone

Chad O’Brien

Tuba

Adam Edwards

Where We Play

The Small Batch Brass Brand is based in Louisville, Kentucky, although we do perform both in Louisville and in nearby Indiana (cleverly known as Kentuckiana).

We pride ourselves on playing in just about any sort of venue, big or small!

From traditional church weddings, Saturday nights in brewpubs, special events in convention centers, distilleries (our favorite!), and house parties – we can do it all!

If your upcoming event could benefit from some great live music – we would love to work with you! Please give us a call or email today!

What We Play

Here is a sampling of our repertoire – for a complete listing, see our repertoire page! Selections with an asterisk (*) indicate Small Batch Brass original arrangements!

Selections with an asterisk (*) indicate Small Batch Brass original arrangements!

If you’ve got your heart set on a particular tune or style, let us know. Several members of Small Batch have done arrangements for our quintet and so we can make almost any piece of music happen to make your event one to remember! Contact us for details!

Classical

  • Mendelssohn’s Wedding March*
  • Wagner’s Bridal Chorus*
  • Pachabel’s Canon
  • Trumpet Voluntary

Jazz

  • That’s A Plenty
  • Royal Garden Blues
  • You Made Me Love You
  • Chattanooga Choo-Choo

Dixieland

  • Back Home in Indiana
  • Sugar Blues
  • St. Louis Blues
  • 12th Street Rag

Popular

  • Brass Romance (Bad Romance) – Lady Gaga
  • Viva La Vida – Coldplay
  • Wonderful Tonight – Clapton*
  • Sloop John B. – Beach Boys
  • Love Me Tender – Elvis*

Seasonal

  • Christmas Time is Here from Charlie Brown Christmas*
  • Christmas is Coming from A Charlie Brown Christmas*
  • The Addams Family
  • Twilight Zone

And much more! See our repertoire page for all of what we offer!