Crosswinds Trio presents a unique sound in chamber music. Gary Ross (trumpet), Lawrence Kursar (horn), and Michael Toth (piano) draw on their diverse musical backgrounds and experiences from the orchestral stage, the jazz clubs, and the recital halls to create a refreshing sound. Their expressive and inspiring playing, coupled with diverse programming infused with humor, has led to rave reviews and standing ovations.
With over 200 innovative arrangements for this distinct combination of trumpet, horn, and piano, Mr. Ross and Mr. Kursar have established a previously unexplored musical genre.
Crosswinds Trio programs include, Winds Across Time, an appealing, virtuosic program of different styles and genres from classical to jazz and everything in between. Genesis, an exciting program of music establishing the high brass trio as a serious new sound in chamber music. Winds Across America is a diverse and
engaging program of American music.
Members of Crosswinds Trio have toured extensively as chamber music artists in the United States, Michael Toth’s debut at age 14 at Carnegie Recital Hall, Lawrence Kursar’s direction as stage conductor of the Bolshoi Ballet, and Gary Ross’s performances with such celebrities as Liberace, Bobby Vinton, and Barry White.
The Crosswinds Trio is very special indeed. The personal individuality is special and the musicianship extraordinary. The repertoire that was presented showed the ability to perform varying styles of music with ease which satisfied individual tastes. As a group and as individuals you performed extremely well showing your talents and wonderful musical sensitivity. Thank you for a wonderful performance.
— Rappahannock Concert Association (VA)
The Crosswinds Trio captivated our members with their talented muscial performance and their sense of humor. They work effortlessly together to deliver a beautiful sound. It was the by far the best concert of this season!
— President, Clearwater Community Concert Association (ID)
Crosswinds' professional musicianship for horn, trumpet and piano and the palette of genre and styles of their program created an overwhelming and high-energyconcert performance. The program selections were audience pleasers.They received a standing ovation for their performance of "Figaro, Figaro..."
— Wolfeboro, NH Promoter
The Crosswinds Trio were very well received by our audience of 1,200. They are excellent and very professional musicians. Their classical/jazz selections and easy humor resonatd with us! We hope to have them back.
— SBCCA President, Redondo Beach
The talent of these three men is completely astounding. The variety of music generated from three instruments was way beyond what we imagined was possible. The humerous audience interaction was great fun. We could not have been better pleased; probably the most enjoyable evening of music we have experienced.
— Eldorado [CA] Community Concert Association
The Crosswinds Trio concert was worth the price of the entire year's season ticket! It was amazing that three instruments could make the sound of an entire orchestra. They were amiable and really kept the audience entertained in addition to creating some very memorable music!
— Spencer [IA] Community Concert Association
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