Clarinet, Saxophone, Jazz Band
Todd Brunel teaches clarinet and saxophone at Powers Music School. He received his Master of Music degree from the Brooklyn College Conservatory and his Bachelor of Music degree from The Boston Conservatory. He is a clarinetist, sax player, and producer who performs extensively as a crossover classical and jazz musician. In addition to directing the Vortex Series for New and Improvised Music, he currently plays Principal Clarinet with the Waltham Symphony and works with the Lexington, New Bedford, and Claflin Hill Symphonies. Todd collaborates frequently with pianist Peter Cassino and with numerous orchestras and ensembles, and is a grant recipient of the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Cambridge and Somerville Arts Councils. He is a member of Garrison Fewell's Variable Density Sound Orchestra, the Rock Flint Contemporary Ensemble, the Meltdown Incentive, Musaner, and the Circadian Rhythm Kings and Sonic Sandbox. His guest appearances include Carnegie Hall, the SEAMUS festival, Mobius, the International Woodwind Festival, Boston College, Longy School of Music, CBGB's Gallery, and Academy of Music Dance and Art in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. His prior positions include principal clarinet with Opera Ebony of Harlem and ALEA III. Todd has attended the Aspen Music Festival, the University of North Texas, and Longy School of Music as a scholarship recipient. His recent recordings include All That Glitters Andy Pratt (2011), Vortex Live (2011), the Circadian Rhythm Kings (Innova 2008) and Todd Brunel and Ara Sarkissian, Invocation and Dance (2008). You can find out more about Todd online at www.clarinetconspiracy.com.