Blog Topic: Live Performance


Mnozil Brass

One of the best brass ensembles in the world, Mnozil Brass (from Austria), is pure entertainment of the highest quality. These guys play with relentless energy and great musicality. There are dozens of videos on YouTube, so I picked a … Continue reading

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Groove Therapy – The Band website update

. Groove Therapy, the eight-piece horn band (of which I’m a member) has updated their website. It’s not much at this point, but it’s now a place where you can learn about the band, listen to audio clips, contact the … Continue reading

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Allan Dean and Kevin Dean, trumpet

I recently stumbled across this series of YouTube videos uploaded by a YouTube user named “wideangleman”. Allan is a professor at the Yale School of Music, while Kevin is a professor at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music in the … Continue reading

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Wayne Bergeron Masterclass!

Wayne is one of my favorite trumpet players and is just a great guy. I credit Wayne for advising me about an important adjustment of my trumpet playing. He’s a wealth of knowledge and a world class player in every … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

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Doc Severinsen!

Doc’s one of the greatest trumpet players, ever. Such a beautiful, ringing, resonant sound that would punch a hole in a brick wall. He still practices 5 hours a day in his mid eighties. ‘Tis the season, so I’ll start … Continue reading

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Arturo Sandoval plays “A Night in Tunisia”

Arturo still has one of, if not the biggest, most resonant trumpet sounds in the world. Check out his control from the double pedal C all the way to the G above double high C. That’s 5-1/2 octaves!

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More Tine Thing Helseth!

Tine is flat out amazing. Such control, musicality, and a sound to die for. Reminds me a little of Maurice Andre. Doesn’t hurt that she’s playing Rachmaninov, either. Enjoy! How about Arutunian?

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Clark Terry plays “Misty”!

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D’CalleSon at Discovery World!

Check out this recent clip featuring D’CalleSon at Discovery World’s Live @ The Lakefront series:

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