Starting August 1st I will be moving my teaching studio from Brass Bell Music Store to Be Sound Music Studio. I’m excited to be joining a small, elite group of teachers that are dedicated to expert level instruction in a fresh, inspiring environment. Stay tuned for details about an upcoming open house, clinics, small ensemble classes, and more!
Be Sound is located just off of North Ave and Prospect Ave on Milwaukee’s East Side, immediately north of Whole Foods and across the street from Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital.
Great band made up of L.A.’s finest. Dig the trumpet section: Wayne Bergeron, Dan Fornero, Rick Baptist, Clay Jenkins, and Ron Stout!!
One of the greatest trumpet players of all-time, Lew Soloff, passed away last night. Famous for the iconic trumpet work in the band Blood Sweat & Tears, Lew could play anything on the trumpet with fire, panache, and soul. Over his career he worked with many great bands (Machito, Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, etc.), great artists (Aretha Franklin, Paquito D’Rivera, Tony Bennett, Wayne Shorter, Frank Sinatra, etc.), and on many film soundtracks. He was one of my personal favorite trumpet players and will be missed greatly.
Lay It Down – Al Green
Danzon – Arturo Sandoval
Big Swing Face – Buddy Rich
CSO Brass Live – Chicago Symphony Brass Live
Trumpet Concertos – Maurice Andre
I’m long overdue for a blog post……here’s something to get things rolling again. Great latin ensemble full of some best players on the East Coast. Formerly the Tito Puente Orchestra.