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Yaure Muniz
Yaure Muniz Rumayor was born in 1973 in Havana, Cuba. He grew up in an artistic family: his grandmother was a well-known Cuban clothes designer; his mother was a modern dancer in the national company; (more)
Website: http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=264733519



Eric Wangensteen
Eric Wangensteen is Bette Midler's lead trumpet player. He has been playing his 1s2 on her "Kiss My Brass" tour, playing to sold out arenas around the U.S. and Australia. He has appeared on the Ton (more)
Website: http://www.ericmusic.com/



Cory Distefano
Cory hails from the culturally rich city of New Orleans, LA the birthplace of Jazz. "Growing up in New Orleans I was exposed to just about every style of music...I also had the privilege of being able (more)
Website: http://www.myspace.com/corydjazztpt



Andy Bush
Andy Bush was born and raised in London, England, and is both an Emmy award-winning composer of music for film & television, and a leading London-based freelance player and educator.

Andy has (more)
Website: http://www.andybush.net



Wayne Rinehart
Wayne Rinehart, AKA "Big Wayne," is a SF Bay Area native, He is a jazz vocalist and trumpeter. Big Wayne is involved with many different projects from producing to recording. He can be seen performing (more)
Website: http://www.bigwayne.net/



Dan Falcone
Dan Falcone
Given his first trumpet by Sinatra lead trumpet player Charlie Turner, Dan Falcone began working professionally at age 15. During high school he backed the likes of Tony Bennett, (more)
Website: http://www.santafeandthefatcityhorns.com/home.html



Rini Swinkels
Rini Swinkels was born in 1964 in Lochem, Netherlands. Studied on the Amsterdam Conservatory. I'm Playing a 1s2. Working as a lead player in the big band jazz, Latin and popmusic scene. Some bands I p (more)
Website: http://www.swinkels.nu



John Henley Educator Artist
Primarily an educator, John Henley has worked these gigs,
1965 Les and Larry Elgart Band 1968 Backup for Grand Funk Railroad 1969 Backup for Mitch Ryder Detroit Wheels 1972 The Anit (more)



Chuck Findley
Chuck Findley was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, raised in Cleveland, Ohio and was immersed into the world of music from birth. The son of a musician, he began playing trumpet at the age of 4 and th (more)
Website: http://www.chuckfindley.net



Tony Horowitz
Having begun his professional career playing on radio remotes at the age of eleven and a half, it came as no surprise to those who knew Tony Horowitz, that he would be on the road, appearing at Harr (more)
Website: http://www.tonyhorowitz.com



Freddie Hubbard
Born into a musical family, Hubbard was swift to become a musician himself, by following the example of his piano playing mother and sister, and his saxophonist and pianist brothers. At first, his car (more)



Steve Reid
Steve Reid is the powerhouse lead-player with Brian Setzer. There is never a dull moment in that section! Having spent many years on the road with KC and the Sunshine Band, he is now based in L.A., wh (more)
Website: http://stevereidmusic.com/Steve_Reid_trumpet_bio.html



Mike Williams
Mike Williams is a native of Shreveport, Louisiana and now resides outside Detroit, MI. He has been the lead trumpet player the Count Basie Orchestra for 21 years. For 18 of those years he has bee (more)
Website: http://mikewilliamstrumpet.com/



Lee Thornburg
Despite his desire to stay in Los Angeles, California fter four years on the road with the legendary Wayne Cochran and C.C. Riders, Lee Thornburg found himself travelling with Nicolette Larson's band, (more)



Bob Coassin
Bob is the AAO's lead trumpeter, a role which gives him much of the responsibility for ensuring the accuracy of the ensemble work. Originally from the USA, he spent four years as lead trumpeter for Ra (more)



Walt Johnson
Walt Johnson is one amazing trumpet player! He has played lead trumpet for the likes of Louie Bellson, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Barry Manilow, Barbara Streisand, The Pointer Sisters, Lionel Ritch (more)
Website: http://www.great-music.net/walt.htm



Chuck Mangione
For more than five decades, Chuck Mangione's love affair with music has been characterized by his boundless energy, unabashed enthusiasm, and pure joy that radiates from the stage.

Ma (more)
Website: http://www.chuckmangione.com/



Jan Oosthof
Born in 1952, Jan received his first trumpet lesson at the age of 6 from his father. By the age of 9, he was already playing in his local wind band in Amelo. Five years later, Jan was playing in Dix (more)
Website: http://www.janoosthof.com



Claudio Roditi
Integrating post-bop elements and Brazilian rhythmic concepts into his palette with ease, Claudio Roditi plays with power and lyricism. This versatility keeps the trumpeter/flugelhornist in demand as (more)



Dave Trigg
Dave Trigg's first steady engagement after college was to play lead with the Ringling Brother's Show Band in Florida. From there he went on the Nat'l touring company of "Holiday On Ice", then on to pl (more)



Dave Banks
David Banks has returned to the Northeast Ohio area after a twenty-year career in Las Vegas, Nevada. He performed in over 4000 shows there including numerous top production shows including six years w (more)
Website: http://davebanksbigband.tripod.com/



Jay Daversa
As a top studio musician in Los Angeles, Jay has performed for over 200 movies & television shows. Check out his credits (Movies & TV, Recordings). Prior to his career as a studio player he was sol (more)
Website: http://www.jaydaversa.com/



Tony Farrell
Tony Farrell first started his relationship with Calicchio in 1965, at the age of 15. At that time he was studying with Zeke Zarchy, who was playing 1st trumpet at CBS. Zeke had always played Calicchi (more)



John Thomas
John Thomas was born in Fort Worth,Texas in 1950. He comes from a very musical family; his father Don, is a great trumpet player residing in Arlington, Texas and his brother, Richard, played for many (more)
Website: http://www.leadtrumpet.org/



Diego Urcola
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Diego began his musical studies at the age of 9, in the Music Department of the Colegio Ward, where his father Rubin Urcola was director. Since 1991 he has been a memb (more)
Website: http://diegourcola.com



Barry Danielian
Trumpeter/Producer-Arranger Barry Danielian has performed with many of the biggest names in the music industry. Now, in his own music, he plumbs his more than 15 years experience as an amazingly versa (more)
Website: http://www.barrydanielian.com/



Terry Townson
Terry Townson was born in Battle Creek, MI into a family of musicians. His Mother played and taught the Hammond B3, Father played tenor sax, Grandmother upright bass, Grandfather piano and vibraharp.. (more)
Website: http://www.terrytownson.com



Oscar Brashear
One of the great jazz trumpeters of the post-1970 period, Oscar Brashear has been vastly underrated and often overlooked for two main reasons: he has not (as of 1999) led his own record date and he ha (more)



Raymond J. Poncin
Ray Poncin is a very busy guy on the salsa scene in the L.A. area. A multi-talented player, conductor and arranger, he has toured the States and Europe, having received a standing ovation at the Mo (more)



Ben Altom
Ben Altom is Commercial Music Management major at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He has performed for 3 years in the Pride of the Southland Marching Band and many concert ensembles while at (more)
Website: http://www.perfectorangemusic.com/



Dirty Walter A. Kibby II
Dirty Walter A. Kibby II born in Columbus, OH. Jr. High/ Sr. High Woodland Hills, CA.

At a very early age in Columbus, OH Walt's father taught Walt how to play the army bugle. Walt mastere (more)
Website: http://www.fishbone.net/



Jason Carder
Jason Carder has toured with the bands of Ray Charles, Woody Herman, Maynard Ferguson and most recently the Jaco Pastorius Word of Mouth Revisited Big Band. He is an active member of Miami's recording (more)




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Dave Banks
David Banks has returned to the Northeast Ohio are (more)

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