My name is Julien Knowles, I am a trumpet/flugelhorn player and band leader with almost a decade of experience, based out of Reno, NV. I have an adoring passion for music and trumpet playing, and I can be placed in any genre, whether it be classical, jazz, pop, etc. My bands and I perform standards including dixieland, latin, straight-ahead swing, modern jazz, and much more! I can book anywhere from 1-6+ musicians for any given gig, whether it be a duo adding an elegant touch to your dinner event, or a sextet to liven up your social party! You can expect professionalism at the highest level, and a stark presence of integrity and initiative when it comes to coordinating events.
Price Range: $50-$300+ (depends on configuration and duration)
Gig Length: 30 - 180 minutes
Flexibility and adaptability is my forte! I can arrange almost any group tailored to your needs and your event, to make it as fun and lively as possible, anywhere from background music to front and center stage.
As I am a performer, I am a man of service, as are my bands. We understand and take pride in the fact that we will do whatever is needed to fulfill your needs for your event. I also believe communication is a key element in the planning process, so I will always be available to reach and will provide additional contact information if requested/necessary.
I was raised by two law enforcement officials, so professionalism and integrity is instilled in my character. I will conduct all business and clients with the utmost respect, and I don't forget to have fun doing what I love!
Additional Booking Notes
Depending on the size of the ensemble requested, requirements for setup can be discussed upon booking.
Past Booked Events
|March 27, 2016 • 9:30am - 10:30am||Brass Quintet at Covenant Presbyterian Church|
|March 19, 2016 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||Jazz Duo at the GSR|
|March 18, 2016 • 8:30pm - 11:30pm||Jazz Quartet at the Peppermill|
|March 17, 2016 • 7:30pm - 9:00pm||UNR Lab 1 Concert|
Between all configurations of my bands, we have hundreds of jazz standards to choose from, providing a new musical experience at every performance.
Influences & Inspiration
Trumpet players: Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Chet Baker, Freddie Hubbard, Clifford Brown, Lee Morgan, Chris Botti, Woody Shaw, Christian Scott, Ambrose Akinmusire, Randy Brecker, Doc Severinsen, Chuck Mangione, Wynton Marsalis, Roy Hargrove, Thad Jones, Clark Terry
Other jazz musicians: Stan Kenton, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Quincy Jones, Sammy Nestico, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Cannonball Adderley, McCoy Tyner, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Bill Evans, Elvin Jones, Max Roach, Michael Brecker, Chick Corea, Gerald Clayton, Aaron Parks, Tigran Hamasyan, Donny McCaslin, Art Blakey, Pat Metheny, Jaco Pastorious
Bands: Count Basie Orchestra, Stan Kenton Orchestra, Miles Davis Quintet, Clifford Brown Quintet, RH Factor, Kneebody, Donny McCaslin Group, Tower of Power, Earth Wind & Fire, Chicago, Yellowjackets, The Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, Weather Report, The Jazz Messengers, The Bad Plus, FORQ, Snarky Puppy, The Dave Brubeck Quartet, The Pat Metheny Group
We bring our own equipment, including instruments, amps, extension cables, etc. If an acoustic piano is already present, let me know the condition in advance (tuning, broken keys, etc.), otherwise we provide our own keyboard.