What They’re Saying
Jeff Nelsen is an extraordinarily sophisticated artist on the horn. A subtle wonderfully controlled and very musically satisfying account of the Brahms Horn Trio.
—Keith Lockhart, conductor of Boston Pops
The new Brahms Horn Trio by the wonderful hornist Jeff Nelsen is a “MUST HEAR” performance which, I am sure, will be received with high musical and technical praise of his artistry. Enjoy!
—Dale Clevenger, principal horn, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
The Mozart concerto #4 showcased Nelsen’s command of horn playing with superb phrasing and articulation, and seemingly effortless manufacture of smooth, velvety tone and nuance. The Romanza was exceptionally lyrical, with long sumptuous legato phrases.
—Otago Daily Times, Dunedin, New Zealand
Jeff became our “Paganini of the Horn” during his tenure with the Canadian Brass. His indomitable spirit, great stage presence and wonderful zest for life were traits that made him a favourite with our audiences.”
— Charles Daellenbach, Tuba and founding member of Canadian Brass
The Gershwin suite was a showcase with shining moments for hornist Nelsen in whose universe there is no such thing as a cracked note.
— The Cleveland Plain Dealer
Jeff Nelsen is a remarkable performer. He has a full clear tone and shows us his seemingly effortless and stunning technical skill and flexibility throughout this recording. Listening to this was fun.
— Horn Call, Journal of International Horn Society Magic Horn Review
Jeff Nelsen is a serious magician on the horn. I’ve worked with, and have heard, many great horn players but this musician is ONE OF A KIND!!
— Jon Sass, International Tuba Soloist
Jeff is the best future of the horn because his fearless nature lies within his life and not just his instrument. He uses the horn to make music better. That is what I have always tried to do and it is exciting to see Jeff break through new medias and avenues to make hearing all music more synonymous with the horn.
— Martin Hackleman, Principal Horn National Symphony (former solo horn with Canadian Brass and Empire Brass)
A new hero for the horn world!
— Froydis Ree Wekre, International Horn Soloist
Jeff Nelsen was a huge hit as one of the featured artists at the 37th International Horn Society Symposium ( June 2005). He is one of the most dynamic individuals that I have ever worked with, and is among the finest horn players that I have ever heard. If you know Jeff, you are better for it. If you don’t know Jeff, you should.
— Skip Snead, Director of the School of Music, University of Alabama