The Trumpet Gurus Hang
The Trumpet Gurus Hang
Jose Johnson
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Your chance to hang with some of the gurus of trumpet performance, education, repair, and manufacturing. Real people. Real talk. Real fun. So pour yourself a big glass, pull up a chair, and join in on the hang. New episodes drop every Tuesday! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thetrumpetgurus/support
Episode 28: Hanging With Keith Fiala
My guest for this episode, Keith Fiala, might be the most fortunate trumpet player I know.   Keith is a talented player who is not afraid of change. From honing his chops on the Austin music scene to touring with the legendary Maynard Ferguson, Keith's career was already a striking success. But thanks to his mentor, boss, and practice partner Arturo Sandoval, Keith has started a fresh approach to the trumpet and life.    Check out what Keith has to say about the changes in the Austin music scene, touring with Maynard Ferguson, why you should never change gear when touring, going from student to personal assistant for Arturo Sandoval, becoming Arturo's practice partner, the importance of having a safe space for practice, being willing to reinvent yourself, learning to get out of your own way, the effects of weight loss on his chops, his personal evolution, paying it forward, and so much more.   So pour yourself a big glass, pull up a chair, and let the hang begin!   --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  Find Keith at: http://www.keithfiala.com/  Learn more about Jose at: https://josejohnson.com/  Show your chops some love at: https://www.robinsonsremedies.com/?ref=60 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thetrumpetgurus/support
Oct 27
1 hr 8 min
Episode 27: Hanging With Gary Grant
What would you get if you gave your favorite uncle that always wore Hawaiian shirts and loved to tell stories a blistering double high C?  You would get my guest for this episode, the legendary Gary Grant.   Gary is an iconic trumpet player who’s career has spanned over 5 decades of playing on chart-toppers and blockbusters. As part of the genre-defining Jerry Hey Horns, Gary has played and recorded with a who-who list of iconic artists. And as a producer, Gary is lending his ears as well as his chops to the musicians you know and love. Plus, he’s one hell of a storyteller.   Check out what Gary has to say about the music scene in Hawaii, working with Jerry Hey, growing up in a musical family, why he became a studio player, Bud Brisbois, being a "musical prostitute", the studio musicians manual, being a renegade, being part of the Earth, Wind & Fire family, changes in the LA studio scene, producing Arturo Sandoval, and so much more!  So pour yourself a big glass, pull up a chair, and let the hang begin!  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------  Read The Studio Musician's Manual here: https://www.everythingtrumpet.com/the-studio-musician-s-manual  Learn more about your host here: https://josejohnson.com/  Need to keep your chops fresh? Show them some love:  http://bit.ly/ChopLove --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thetrumpetgurus/support
Oct 20
1 hr 26 min
Episode 26: Hanging With Walter White
If you don’t know who my next guest is, then maybe your best course would be to tread lightly. My guest for this episode is the real Walter White. Walter is an amazing trumpet player, composer, and arranger. From his early days at Interlochen and Julliard to traveling the globe with Maynard Ferguson to recording in his home studio, Walter’s love for music pours out of his every note. Sometimes sweet, sometimes fiery, but always genuine, Walter has established himself as a unique voice both on and off the horn. Check out what Walter has to say about keeping busy during the pandemic, working with Conrad Herwig and Wayne Bergeron on his new release, long tones, intelligent practice, the essentials of building a home recording studio, growing up in a musical family, lessons from Interlochen, his major influences, being the brand ambassador for Robinson's Remedies, and so much more! So pour yourself a big glass, pull up a chair, and let the hang begin! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Learn more about Walter and get his new release "BB XL" at: https://www.walterwhitemusic.net/ Check out the Making Of BB XL: https://youtu.be/txE-Dw0rH9s Learn more about Jose : https://josejohnson.com/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thetrumpetgurus/support
Oct 13
1 hr 5 min
Episode 25:Hanging With Willie Murillo
What do you get when you mix world-class trumpet chops, silky smooth vocals, and impeccable style? You get my guest for this episode, Willie Murillo.    Willie is a man of many talents. Besides being a top-flight session player, Willie is also an arranger, songwriter, producer, and vocalist. But his talents don't stop there. Willie is also an entrepreneur whose passion for education lead him to co-develop The Practice App, a web-based way to practice with the pros. Willie is passionate, driven, and perhaps the best-dressed trumpet player in LA.   Check put what Willie has to say about staying on the grind during the pandemic, the joy in slowing down, the power of social media to increase connection, the reality of the politics of the music business, accepting the fact that we are all human, navigating the studio hierarchy, the power of Jon Lewis' High C, lessons from James Morrison, being comfortable in his own skin, why it's important to be vulnerable, why Wayne Bergeron is Mr. Incredible, important lessons from Uan Rasey's memorial, the power of consistency, and so much more!   So pour yourself a big glass, pull up a chair, and let the hang begin!  -----------------------------------------------------------------------------  Find out more about Willie at: http://www.williemurillo.com/   Check out the Practice App at: https://thepracticeapp.io/   Find out more about Jose at: https://josejohnson.com/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thetrumpetgurus/support
Oct 6
1 hr 23 min
Episode 24: Hanging With Jose Sibaja
If any trumpet player has been Livin' La Vida Loca, it's my guest for this episode- Jose Sibaja    Jose is an amazing talent. Since his first performance as a featured soloist at the age of 17, Jose has built a varied and successful career for himself. Whether it was playing in front of thousands while on world-tour with Ricky Martin, performing classical repertoire in Concert halls with the Boston Brass, or teaching one-on-one in his position at Vanderbilt University, José's love for music rings out in everything he does.    Check out what Jose has to say about becoming a trumpet professor, the importance of making a name for himself, music and life lessons from Ricky Martin, the importance of remaining humble, making hard decisions, seeing the bigger picture, making the most out of your practice and your life, having a beautiful heart, why he loves playing the trumpet, his approach to performing with joy, the importance of being willing to make mistakes, and so much more!  So pour yourself a big glass, pull up a chair, and let the hang begin!  -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  Want to find out more about Jose Sibaja?  https://www.josesibaja.com/   Want to find out more about Jose Johnson? https://josejohnson.com/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thetrumpetgurus/support
Sep 29
1 hr 3 min
Episode 23: Hanging With Kenny Rampton
Who's part entrepreneur, part philanthropist, part educator, but a total bad-ass on the horn? My guest for this episode, Kenny Rampton.   As a featured member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and the Mingus Big Band as well as numerous Broadway shows, Kenny has established himself as a versatile player and passionate educator. Through his non-profit, the Jazz Outreach Initiative, Kenny is keeping jazz alive for young Las Vegas musicians. But it’s his gig as the trumpet voice on Sesame Street that might make Kenny the most popular trumpet player with kid’s around the world.   Check out what Kenny has to say about growing up in a musical family in Las Vegas, his first experience trying out instruments, starting the Jazz Outreach Initiative, developing the KR Indigo mute, focusing on the positives, music as a healing art, working with Wynton Marsalis, being part of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, growing into the role of being an educator, touring with Ray Charles, the impact of Sesame Street, the importance of building relationships, and so much more!   So pour yourself a big glass, pull up a chair, and let the hang begin!  -----------------------------------------------------------------------------  Learn about the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra here: https://jazzatlincolncenter.squarespace.com/  Help support the Jazz Outreach Initiative here: https://www.jazzoutreachinitiative.org/  Check out the KR Indigo mute here: https://www.hirschmanmutes.com/  Learn more about your host here: https://josejohnson.com/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thetrumpetgurus/support
Sep 22
1 hr 15 min
Episode 22: Hanging With Terry Warburton
My guest for this episode is the hardest working man in the trumpet business, Terry Warburton.   Terry is a mainstay in the trumpet world. From his early days at Giardinellis in New York to his current shop in Florida, Terry has been the go-to-guy for professionals around the world. In recent years Terry has expanded his product line to include mutes, horns, and of course, the gadgets that so many trumpet players can’t do without. Known as The Godfather, Terry is never without an opinion and seldom sitting still, but is always willing to share his knowledge with others.    So check out what Terry has to say about staying busy during the COVID-19 pandemic, the next 50 years of Warburton Music Products, why life always goes on, making the best of the shift in the global marketplace, his take on the biggest changes that have taken place in the instrument design industry in the past few decades, what US manufacturers need to change to regain dominance, his relentless work effort, balancing modern technology with old-world craftsmanship, why dealing with cancer didn't change his approach to life, and so much more.   So pour yourself a big glass, pull up a chair, and let the hang begin!   --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Interested in Warburton products? http://www.warburton-usa.com/  Want to learn more about your host?  https://josejohnson.com/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thetrumpetgurus/support
Sep 15
1 hr 8 min
Episode 21: Hanging With Mark Zauss
What would you get if you gave Sigmund Freud world-class lead trumpet chops? You would get this week's guest on The Trumpet Gurus Hang Podcast, Mark Zauss. Mark is an internationally acclaimed soloist, who for decades entertained audiences at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. Videos of Mark’s performances have amazed and frustrated trumpet players around the globe. His seemingly effortless command of the extreme upper register of the trumpet puts him in elite company. But what sets Mark apart from other trumpet players is not his knowledge of the horn, it’s his knowledge of the brain. This episode is guaranteed to blow your mind. Check out what Mark has to say about the most important aspect of trumpet playing, how to relax to access the air more efficiently, using the breath to reduce stress and anxiety, understanding the nature of stage fright and how to deal with it, his years with Disney, natural players, the two methods that he used to improve his range, learning to play in a relaxed manner, and so much more! So pour yourself a big glass, pull up a chair, and let the hang begin! ______________________________________________ Check out Mark's website for some great blog posts and video tips: https://www.markzauss.net/ Learn more about your host and his approach to mindfulness here: https://josejohnson.com/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thetrumpetgurus/support
Sep 8
59 min
Episode 20: Hanging With Vinnie Ciesielski
What would you get if you crossed a beastly trumpet player with Tony Robbins and then stuck them in the Tour de France? You'd get my guest for this episode, Vinnie Ciesielski. Since the mid-90s, Vinnie has been one of the most in-demand session players in Nashville having well over 5000 sessions under his belt. He’s played all types of music and toured and recorded with the legends of the past and the giants of the future. But what makes Vinnie so special is not his blistering high chops, it’s his awesome approach to life and his ability to overcome adversity. Check out what Vinnie has to say about the state of the Nashville music scene, why the music industry needs to become more creative in COVID times, the skill sets that you need to be a successful session player, musical influences, some of his favorite Nashville horn players, playing with The Loudhorns, how and why he lost almost 100 pounds, his advise to anyone trying to lose weight, how he started being awesome, and at the 40-minute mark, Vinnie shares what is perhaps one of the most awesome and inspiring stories that you will ever hear. So pour yourself a big glass, pull up a chair, and let the hang begin! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Check out Vinnie on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/trumpetvinnie Follow Vinnie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trumpetvinnie Get a copy of The Loudhorn's "One For Maynard": https://bit.ly/3jptoga Learn more about your host: https://josejohnson.com/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thetrumpetgurus/support
Sep 1
1 hr 26 min
Episode 19: Hanging With Frank Greene
From the home office in Lancaster, Pennsylvania comes this episode's Top Ten List of "The Top 10 Things To Never Say To A Lead Trumpet Player." Number 1, "You're good, but you're no Frank Greene" And my guest for this episode IS Frank Greene. Frank is one of the most in-demand lead trumpet players on the East Coast as well as a published author and coach. After attending North Texas State, Frank got his big start with Woody Herman, followed by a 5 year run playing lead with Maynard Ferguson. Frank has played with a who’s who list of artists including The Dizzy Gillespie All-Stars, and the Roy Hargrove and Christian McBride big bands. But it’s his time working with Paul Shaffer on the David Letterman show that officially makes Frank "The World’s Most Dangerous Trumpet Player." Join Frank as he talks about how he is managing the changes caused by COVID1-19, being part of a historically significant period, playing with Vinyl Hampdin, how he developed his unique approach to trumpet pedagogy, the importance of knowing what you want your life to look like, breaking down the obstacles of forward motion,  the importance of starting with fun, paying your dues, learning other player's processes while on the road, reprogramming your autopilot, the reasoning behind his latest book, the joy of embouchure changes, and so much more. So pour yourself a big glass, pull up a chair and let the hang begin! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Buy a copy of Frank's book "I Knew That!" here: https://www.amazon.com/Knew-That-Thoughts-Already-Change/dp/1980433534/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=frank+david+greene&qid=1598324591&sr=8-1 Find out more about your host here:  https://josejohnson.com/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thetrumpetgurus/support
Aug 25
1 hr 25 min
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