Category: Jazz Improvisation

  • JAM

    JAM

    In 2013 Joe Dollard helped me learn some jazz improvisation ideas as we hung out probably a dozen times, jamming to his play-along recordings. A euphonium player that I knew in the U.S. Navy Band, Joe was (and remains) a good friend. He suggested I do a jazz recital and that he would participate. So…

  • My own journey: learning at the Sweelinck Conservatorium

    My own journey: learning at the Sweelinck Conservatorium

    At the Sweelinck Conservatorium in Amsterdam, my primary course was baroque trumpet with Friedemann Immer. But I also took modern trumpet lessons from Concertgebouw Orchestra principal trumpeter, Peter Masseurs. He was a very good teacher, advocating for a lot of declamatory expression in trumpet solos like the Arutunian Concerto. The second-most important course I took…