Dizzy & Maurice: Black Orpheus (Manha de Carnival)

It killed me that this first clip of Diz and Maurice Andre playing Manhã de Carnaval from Black Orpheus is cut short, so I searched around for the full tune and was stoked to actually find it! It doesn’t track well, so best to just close your eyes and listen. If you want to see their fingers line … More Dizzy & Maurice: Black Orpheus (Manha de Carnival)

Scotty Barnhart Talks Jazz, Monette Trumpets, and Puts Some Stank On the Plunger Mute Solo

Player, bandleader, educator, and author, Scotty Barnhart is amazing no matter which hat he’s wearing. Leader and trumpet soloist for the Count Basie Orchestra, here he is delivering a lecture and a tasty, tasty, tasty plunger mute work. Check it. … More Scotty Barnhart Talks Jazz, Monette Trumpets, and Puts Some Stank On the Plunger Mute Solo

Trumpet How-To: 4th Edition Is #1 New Release on Amazon (+free video lessons)

I’m super excited to announce a new edition of Sound the Trumpet: How to Blow Your Own Horn. The book is frequently a #1 best-seller in its category, and 2 days after publication it’s the #1 New Release in Trumpets and Cornets on Amazon.com. The book has been completely overhauled, updated with new content, way better graphics and a cleaner design. But … More Trumpet How-To: 4th Edition Is #1 New Release on Amazon (+free video lessons)

Art Farmer: Flugelhorn and Flumpet (and a site redesign!)

Art Farmer has such musical ideas. When you hear him, there’s no confusion as to who’s playing. Too bad more peeps don’t know about him. Check out this beautiful waltz. I can’t quite place the title–tip of my tongue. Anybody? Farmer was a superb player, especially on the flugel, and in fact, a new kind of … More Art Farmer: Flugelhorn and Flumpet (and a site redesign!)

Check Out This New Album-In-The-Making from Bryan Lynch: “Madera Latino”(Tribute to Woody Shaw)

Four years in the making, Grammy© Award winning trumpeter Brian Lynch’s “Madera Latino” (Latin Wood) project, exploring the music of jazz innovator and master trumpeter Woody Shaw in a Latin Jazz format with today’s top trumpeters, is finally ready for release!

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