“There Is Room for All Great Players, Don’t Be Afraid to Go for It”
Trumpet Magazine interviews one of the most influential trumpeters and educators in the United States and around the world, a disciple of the immeasurable Adolph Herseth. You cannot miss these wise audition tips!
“We Should Avoid the Tendency to Treat ‘Our’ Students as Proprietary Entities”
In Trumpet Magazine, we had the immense honor and privilege of interviewing one of the BIG ones — with capital letters! This interview with the former principal trumpet of the Los Angeles Philharmonic is not only comprehensive, but also extremely interesting. It’s a must read! Keep in mind that Stevens does very few interviews!
“If You Can’t Sing a Melody, Chances Are That You Can’t Play a Melody”
Our guest today has become one of the most important names in the international jazz scene and a trumpeter and composer featured on several Grammy Award-winning albums. We are very fortunate to have him with us in Trumpet Magazine. Do not miss his words of wisdom.
“If You Have Patience and a Will to Keep Learning Forever, You Will Only Get Better”
We are delighted to have one of the most prestigious jazz trumpeters with us here in Trumpet Magazine. Winner of the Juno award and several other award nominations, this Canadian leaves us with a most interesting interview.
“One of the Main Principles Is to Spend 90% of Your Time on the 10% of the Music That Is Most Difficult”
What a real pleasure to present this interview of one of the most influential educators in the United States. This interview is like a written master class; a pure experience. This is not to be missed.
“If You’re Studying Too Many Things That You Don’t Love, Then You Will Find It All Too Much Work”
It is difficult to put a label on this famous Australian trumpeter. A true virtuoso with trumpet, trombone, tuba, piano, clarinet, saxophone, and double bass... It’s always interesting what he tell us.
“It Is of Utmost Importance to Be Able to Play in All Styles and Genres Possible; This Opens a Lot of Doors”
Here we have a great interview with Jeff B. Smith. This congenial American trumpet player, fan of the New York Yankees, is a longtime resident of Mexico. While living there and holding down the principal chair in the Xalapa Symphony Orchestra he has won the friendship and respect of his colleagues. His interview is chock full of common sense and you will enjoy his honest replies to our questions. Don’t miss out on this one!
“There Are Two Things You Can Do With Music: Impress People or Touch People. So, Think About What Your Intention Is When You Play”
Trumpet Magazine has the great honour of sharing this fantastic interview with one of today’s living legends of the trumpet, the great Bobby Shew. Great advice and a fantastic window into the incredible experiences of one of the legends!