Classical, Jazz Combo, Contemporary Jazz, Big Band/Swing, Latin, Pop, Quintet, Church/Worship, I listen
My preferred equipment:
My most memorable trumpet experience:
Every time I get to play music with good friends....
Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Horn Arrangements. -
Stage 1 Trumpets Endorsing Artist.
One of the most active commercial trumpet players in the Carolinas, Brad has toured, performed live, recorded or on television with many notable artists including Yanni, Natalie Cole, Bill Gaither, Ron Kenoly, The Temptations, The Four Tops, O'Jays, Spinners, Linda Rondstadt, Barry Manilow, Maria Howell, Clark Terry, Boots Randolph, Marvin Stamm, and Cecil Welch to name just a few. He is also a first call for touring Broadway shows and has played musicals including Grease, A Chorus Line, Sunset Blvd., Guys & Dolls, The Producers, Spamalot, The Rat Pack is Back and countless others. He can be heard on many jingles, recordings (Sound Choice Karaoke CD’s, for example) and TV sound tracks. Brad is also former principal trumpet for the Charlotte Philharmonic Orchestra (9 years) and still maintains an active schedule with many groups in the area.
ABOUT THE SOUND CLIPS:>>>>>
These are just a bunch of clips, mainly of some of my work on Sound Choice CDs, with a couple other things thrown in. All trumpet parts are played by me. Some silly stuff (Cartoon themes..ha) and other clips where the trumpet stuff is prominent. Take special notice of how great the singers are on these clips! We try to recreate as exact as we can on these and many of these singers, especially, are uncanny!
I do have ideas for a personal project, but have been focusing on working. Maybe one day I'll jot all this stuff I have in head down and work on a solo thing. Anyway, I hope you find this material at least mildly amusing. ;-) I had some fun.
Price is probably the biggest concern for me. Right now, based on price I'm heading towards used Stomvi USA or the 1920 Courtois (boy, wouldn't that be a great conversation starter!), though it is a VERY brilliant horn.
I'm really looking into a versatile horn. I play almost every genre possible from musicals to symphony to jazz band (both lead and solo) to concert band. The catch is I need 1 horn to do it all! So far, the used Stomvi USA for $995 seems like my only choice so far (that my parents would agree to at least). I don't think I can buy the Courtois simply because it's a little too bright to be versatile (?)
Anyways, this horn "safari" has got my head spinning!
Thanks for the encouragement man! Good to talk to some fellow NYTC artists, I love my horn, and probably some of the reason why it sounds effortless!! They are a true joy to play on, slightly easier than Monettes to get used to as well :-)
Well I hope we can jam some day, shoot us an email if your in Boston one day. And likewise if I ever end up in Charlotte.
Well, I'm currently playing on my 8 year old, and very banged up Bach TR300 with a 1.5C mouthpiece. I haven't been able to actually test the Stomvi, but I did email Mr. Kato of BSC about his Allround II which seems to be what I'm looking for. I read on TM though that you said it was very directional. Don't know whether that is really a big problem or not. I usually don't perform out doors.
I think the BSC just got to me cause it's something like an exotic horn I guess. It's not everyday that you can tell your Bach section, "oh my horn was made in Luxembourg" or something along those lines.