My Solo Act - Bb Trumpet/Flugel: I play standard covers from the 30's through today with recorded backtracks, some might call it "band in a box." You get the sound of an entire band or orchestra for the cost of only one professional musician.
This type of performance would be great for community festivals, corporate dinners, lounges, park concerts, assisted living facilities, beer gardens or patio bars, private parties, or any situation you wanted beautiful music to add to the atmosphere.
Also available for Weddings/Liturgical Settings - Bb Trpt, C Trpt, Piccolo Trpt, Flugel.
Funerals: Military and Civilian: Taps, Patriotic, Appropriate Music
Price Range: $100 and up.
Gig Length: 60 - 120 minutes
What to Expect
The big goal is to add enjoyment to your event. Your audience can expect to hear music they thoroughly enjoy being played beautifully by a master of the trumpet. They will hear music ranging from Nat King Cole to Chubby Checker to Willie Nelson, the Eagles, Abba, Louis Armstrong, Joni Mitchell and many many more. Every tune is played beautifully with the the signature trumpet sound that is uniquely David Figge's.
I can honestly say, I have never met another trumpet player who loves to play more than I do.
I began performing when I was 14, touring the US and Canada with my hometown drum and bugle corps. The Patriots of West Bend, WI. I studied trumpet at UW-Eau Claire, and UW-Milwaukee in the early 80's.
After college I studied with several amazing teachers who helped fine tune my craft. Most influential was Alex Wilson principle trumpet for the Buffalo Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Wilson was a long time student of the peer of William Vacchiano of the New York Philharmonic and Trumpet Professor at the Julliard School of Music.
Though I have always had another full time career I always made my music a high priority both as a performer and a teacher. In 2009 I placed 3rd at the DCA World Championship High Brass Solo Competition in Rochester, NY.
In addition to my solo performances, I do teach privately both on line and in my studio, and am sought out annually by public schools to coach and teach their students.
I have been a freelance musician for years having performed in most every state in the US, and abroad. I have had the honor of sharing a stage with many legendary musicians including Doc Sevrensen, and Woody Herman.
Last year I traveled as a featured soloist with the Govenaires, a MN based marching group as they played in New York, then on to perform before millions in Shanghai, Suzhou, and Nanjing, China.
Additional Booking Notes
Payment for the job is made prior to the start of the performance unless other arrangements are agreed upon in advance.
I bring my own portable 350 Watt Fender Passport sound system to my gigs. I actually prefer to use that over most systems I run into, but that's only because I'm use to it and I connect with blue tooth to my Pad. I have about 10 ft of power cord so and extension may me needed. If I know ahead of time I can bring my own or I can use yours. I usually do not mic my trumpet when using my sound system and I get a perfect balance.
Past Booked Events
|December 07, 2017 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Wilson Commons Polinaise|
|September 30, 2017 • 8:30am - 4:00pm||Oktoberfest - LaCrosse|
|September 29, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Oktoberfest - LaCrosse|
|September 28, 2017 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm||Himmel Haus - Germantown|
|September 23, 2017 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm||Fazzari Birthday Party|
|September 13, 2017 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Hyland Park - Sun Prairie|
|September 12, 2017 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Lutheran House - Fond du Lac|
|September 10, 2017 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm||Megan/Ryan Wedding|
|September 09, 2017 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm||megen/Ryan Wedding|
|August 25, 2017 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Sounds of MN|
|August 23, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Sounds of MN|
|August 15, 2017 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||St. Camillus _ Wauwatosa|
|August 15, 2017 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Three Oaks Circle - Milwaukee|
|July 30, 2017 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Hesier Re-union|
|July 29, 2017 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Heiser Reunion|
|July 28, 2017 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Heiser Reunion - Lady Smith|
|July 06, 2017 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm||Harbor Campus - Port Washington|
|June 23, 2017 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm||Himmel Haus - Germantown|
|June 21, 2017 • 10:00am - 11:00am||Prairie Ridge - Beaver Dam|
|June 17, 2017 • 10:00am - 12:00pm||Farmers Market|
|June 10, 2017 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm||Halverson Wedding|
|June 07, 2017 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Mayberry Manor --Fond du Lac|
It changes every job.
Influences & Inspiration
too many to list
I do not have portable stage lights.
Water to drink and a small table to set it on