Orkestar Zirkonium is a mobile, fifteen-member brass-and-drum ensemble that borrows from a variety of musical traditions, composes original music, and kicks out celebratory spectacle in a variety of circumstances. Zirkonium members hail from Circus Contraption, the Infernal Noise Brigade, the Anti-Fascist Marching Band, The Annie Ford Band, Sigourney Reverb, and other groups; our songs draw from Eastern European / Roma brass, klezmer, Bollywood soundtracks, Ethiopian jazz, punk, funk, hiphop, and other musical idioms.
The orkestar is based in Seattle.
Erik Peters, trumpet
Ron Barrow, trumpet
Whitney Neufeld-Kaiser, baritone
Jeff Walker, trombone
Scott Rinnan, trombone
Jerry Neufeld-Kaiser, tuba
Kevin Hinshaw, clarinet
Ivan Molton, alto saxophone
Sari Breznau, percussion
Matt Manges, doumbek & snare drum
Anne Mathews, bass drum
Greg Bumpus, snare & percussion