I am a professional trumpet player, specializing in both classical and jazz genres. I would love to provide music for your wedding, special event, or music production!
Price Range: $250 - $500
Gig Length: 30 - 360 minutes
Unions: Broadcast Music Inc.
What to Expect
I am a dependable, dedicated, perfection-driven individual who knows how to communicate properly and keep my promises. A client of mine can expect exactly what we agree to, whether it's processional and recessional music for a wedding, horn licks for a new song in the works, or sight-reading charts on the gig. I am a professional and take my job and reputation very seriously. I will always do my best and do everything in my power to come through on an agreement.
I am a professional musician, with a Master's degree in Trumpet Performance and undergraduate degree in Music Production. I play all genres of music, but I consider myself to be classically trained. I have played trumpet for over 20 years, and have had the pleasure to perform for millions of people during my career. I have played as soloist with regional orchestras, wind ensembles and marching bands, and most recently finished my Master's degree at the University of Alabama. During my tenure at Alabama, I served as the lead trumpet in the Jazz Band, principal trumpet in the Huxford Orchestra and the Alabama Wind Ensemble, and performed as a soloist at the 2015 Sugar Bowl with The Million Dollar Band.
In addition to my ensemble playing, I have dedicated my life to being a successful soloist on the trumpet. I play in Broadway-style musicals around the Tuscaloosa and Birmingham area, as well as play in various churches for weddings and special events. If you need a dependable trumpet player who has solid musicianship skills, look no further!
Along with my trumpet playing, I am also a music producer. I run a small studio in the Moody School of Music, where I write and record music for local Tuscaloosa musicians. I have worked with Justin Oliver (American Idol), Thomas Davis (Apollo Top Dog), and many local rock bands in town. I record solo artists, rock bands, jazz combos, movie score orchestras, and pretty much everything in between!
Additional Booking Notes
Trumpets I own:
Bb trumpet, Stradivarius
C trumpet, Stradivarius
Eb/D trumpet, Yamaha
A/Bb piccolo trumpet, Schilke
4-Valve flugelhorn, Getzen
Bb cornet, Yamaha
I have an EXTENSIVE music library, over 36GB of sheet music, all in .PDF format. In addition to my personal library, I have many resources to find music I may not have, and I am able to arrange music I cannot find.
Upcoming Booked Events
|January 19, 2019 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
Past Booked Events
|July 15, 2016–July 23, 2016 • 7:30pm - 10:30pm||The Producers: Show Week|
|June 13, 2016 • 5:00pm - 9:00pm||Justin Oliver: Recording Session|
|June 11, 2016 • 10:00am - 6:00pm||Recording Session (Alabama Theatre)|
I have a large collection of music, both classical and non-classical, in my digital music library. I have over 36GB of .pdf sheet music files, and many other online sources to which I can pull from. I am also able to arrange music I cannot find.
Influences & Inspiration
Past and Current Teachers:
Larry Black (Atlanta Symphony Orchestra)
Brad Ulrich (Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet)
Gary Malvern (Greenville Symphony Orchestra)
Eric Yates (Alabama Symphony Orchestra)
Rob Alley (Voodoo Saints)
Accompanist (pianist or organist) One can be provided by me for an extra charge.
If performing outside, protection from the elements, and sound reinforcement equipment (sound system, PA, etc)
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