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Blaine Kelley
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  • The 'Nati - Cincinnati, OH
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WTS - Romeo Adaci Referenz Bb Trumpet

Started this discussion. Last reply by Blaine Kelley Jan 22, 2017. 1 Reply

WTS Marcinkiewicz Rembrandt Four-X Bb trumpet

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WTS: Adams A4 SC Bb trumpet

Started this discussion. Last reply by Blaine Kelley Aug 29, 2013. 2 Replies

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Trumpet Challenge Week #8 Take Four

Harrelson Trumpet Challenge 'Take Four" plus video production notes by Blaine Kelley in Cincinnati, OH USA. March 2018. I tried to make the 'most beautiful m...
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I play these instruments...
Bb Trumpet, A/Bb Piccolo, Flugelhorn, Cornet
I perform...
Jazz Combo, Contemporary Jazz, Solo Literature, Church/Worship
Playing Level:
My preferred equipment:
Factory-built stock instrument, Stock horn w/minor improvements, Modified/Custom Horn
I started playing trumpet:
September 1, 1971
My most memorable trumpet experience:
1= Hearing my trumpet instructor, Michael Denovchek of the Cincinnati Symphony for 37+ years, play at lessons for 6 years until his passing in '79. 2= Meeting and chatting with Doc Severinsen after a concert with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. Wonderful man & fantastic player. 3 = My college years at EKU sitting next to the always amazing (and now famous) Amy Gilreath + jazz band with Kenny Kerth wailing on the high notes and talking about LSU!; 4= attending a Maurice Andre concert in Lexington, KY around 1983 - he didn't miss 1 note all night and was amazing! His legato tonguing was so smooth, it was like instant tone without any attack at all. Sounded like dripping ice cream.
Musicians who have inspired me...
Trumpet heroes: Michael Denovchek, Rick Braun, Phil Driscoll, MF, Arturo Sandoval, Al Vizzutti, Jeff Tyzik, Doc Severinsen, Chuck Mangione and countless other trumpeters as well as musicians that don't play trumpet...
About Me:
I've been playing trumpet now for over 40 years. I think everyone has gifts and talents in life and I'm glad that one of mine is playing music. I am thankful for this gift and don't ever want to bury it or ignore it. I enjoy playing all types of music, but always desire it to be something that magnifies God because most of my best moments in life have involved worshiping Him. I hope that my music can help others draw closer to Him too.

* My main equipment: Adams A4 LT - S Shepherd's Crook trumpet with red brass 5.5" bell, Adams F1 flugel + mouthpieces = Yamaha 14 B4 GP, Horn Trader HT trumpet (various models), Curry 3FLD, and Brasswind Research 3E+.
Beside what I've already stated... music, cars, music in cars... I like fine Swiss watches too and scooters (with motors)!
Ultimate hero = Jesus. Other heroes: my dad, every US soldier.
Hope to find___________ in Trumpet City...
trumpet friends

Comment Wall (19 comments)

At 3:45pm on May 19, 2008, Dale Schmidt said…
Check out the Great American Brass Band Festival in Danville, KY. You are so close. If you've been you know how great it is, if you have never been, you need to go.
At 10:53pm on May 19, 2008, Mike Lyons said…
Nice horns, man...beautiful.
At 11:22pm on June 6, 2008, Teddy kyle said…
thank you blaine!
hey that's a wicked set up you got on dem's horns.
what kind of mp are u using.
sounds good!
At 10:02pm on June 8, 2008, Russ Johnson said…
thanks blaine,
glad you dig it. hope to have a new recording out in the winter. keep in touch!
At 6:14pm on July 10, 2008, Gregory Rivkin said…
Dear Blaine,
How are you?
Thank you very much for your comments.
I am sure we will meet sometime.
How do you like Adaci's trumpets?
With respect,
At 9:26am on July 20, 2008, Rick Kloete said…
Hi Blaine, I'm new to TC but loved your site and music. I live in Franklin, TN just south of Nashville. I too feel like my musical gift is to be used to Glorify God. Thanks for sharing and hope to get to know you better. keep blowing bro!
At 3:17am on August 2, 2008, Teddy kyle said…
Blaine how ya doing man!
Hope all is well homie!
nice trumpet playing man.

what a screamer u are!
At 12:48pm on August 6, 2008, Richard Fiset said…
Hi Blaine thanks for your comment. This horn is a baroque trumpet Naumann-Eklund.

You can get one by Barry Baugess on his website

At 2:55am on October 5, 2008, Guy Rozario said…
Hey Blaine,
if thats you on Great us the Lord and Funny Valentine and you call yourself a complete Hack then maybe its time for me to give up the trumpet. Praise the Lord Bro. Loved your profile. Do check out my blog. I have devotions put in there almost everyday and currently have two articles on trumpet and Jazz. Love the look of your horns. Keep in touch
At 2:10pm on October 8, 2008, Kenny Kerth said…
Yep, I'm the one. Glad to see you're doing well and still at it. We're looking forward to our chance in the Swamp this weekend. If our D-Linemen could keep from being quoted in the paper it might help.
I'm still trying to play some high notes. Some nights they are higher than others, but I'm staying pretty busy.
At 10:12pm on October 10, 2008, Guy Rozario said…
Hi Blaine,
what program do you use for the background of your songs? Listening to you has made me want to try and record some tracks.

At 10:26am on October 11, 2008, Jim Rotondi said…
Hi Blaine. I just put two new tracks from my upcoming release, which is a tribute to Ray Charles, my former boss.
Hope you enjoy.
At 12:16am on October 12, 2008, Guy Rozario said…
Hey Blaine,
I have been collecting and using Aebersold material for a long time. I have Miles, two Dukes, Hubbard, Jobim, Body and Soul, Aebersold 1, 2, and 3 and Clifford brown which was taken of their list. Glad I bought that. I guess I have got to learn to program a keyboard for the rest.

At 8:48pm on November 27, 2008, Rich Wetzel said…
Thanks for the note on my Kenton Christmas. Blaine, I am totally digging your music, beautiful melody, gorgeous trumpet sound too!


Rich Wetzel
Bach Trumpet Artist and Clinician
Rich Wetzel's Groovin Higher Jazz Orchestra
At 8:54pm on December 2, 2008, Kiku said…
Hi Blaine, thanks for the nice note! Great sound, and best of luck to you! Enjoy the holidays!!! :)
At 9:07pm on February 20, 2009, ROMAN said…
Hi Blaine, I very much love melodies slow. It was very happy to listen. For beauty of thanks.Roman
At 5:40pm on February 23, 2009, ROMAN said…
Hi Blaine
Thanks for the answer! Yes I shall soon fill up a file. Gold-monette MF11.
Trumpet Lawler.
At 8:39pm on September 1, 2009, John Dover said…
Thanks for the comment on my video. I really appreciate the listen.

Keep up the great playing.

At 7:34am on October 9, 2011, Nelson V. Porter said…
Hi Blaine...great to find another Christian musician!! Love your site...Ill be back often...Praise GOD!!!

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Blaine Kelley's Blog

Jazz in the 'Nati

Posted on May 31, 2013 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

I recently started playing with a jazz combo called the Blue Night Jazz Band with Ed Holcomb / Keyboard, Brian Berwanger / Bass & Debbie Immesoete / Drums.  Here is our schedule for the rest of 2013 in Cincinnati, OH USA 

Upcoming GIGS:

- Saturday, June 1 /…



Posted on April 17, 2012 at 9:44am 1 Comment

DATE: Saturday, June 2, 2012

EVENT 1: HANG from 9 am - 2 pm @ Hauer Music / 4th Floor

- bring you axe

- check out lots of different horns

- chat with Allen Vizzutti

- talk trumpet with everyone else too

- Hauer's Instrument Repair specialist will be available

- cost to attend $5.00 (really, that's it!)


Hauer's Music Studios / 120 Patterson Blve. / Dayton, Ohio 45402…



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