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Osamu Takahashi

Principal Trumpet, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra Born in Toyama, Japan, Osamu Takahashi graduated from Senzoku Gakuen College of Music. Mr. Takahashi studied trumpet performance with Naohiro Tsuken, Yukihiro Sekiyama and Sachio Hotokezaka. He won the first prize from both at 65th annual the Music Competition Japan and 13th annual Japan Wind and Percussion competition. Mr. Takahashi earned
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Jon Faddis

International Recording Artist and Educator Jon Faddis is a complete and consummate musician – conductor, composer, and educator. Marked by both intense integrity and humor, Faddis earned accolades from his close friend and mentor John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie, who declared of Faddis, “He’s the best ever, including me!” As a trumpeter, Faddis possesses a virtually
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John Aley

John Aley is the professor of trumpet at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Music. He is a former member of the American Brass Quintet, with whom he performed extensively throughout the U. S. and internationally. He has performed with New York based ensembles such as Musica Sacra, American Symphony Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Ensemble and
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David Argenta

. Principal Trumpet, Kaohsiung Symphony Orchestra David Argenta is currently the principal trumpet of the Kaohsiung Symphony Orchestra (KSO), a position that he has held since middle of 2012 and serves a faculty member of the National Kaohsiung Normal University and the National Taipei University of Education. Born in Metz, David completed his study in
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Mark Babbitt

. Dr. Mark Babbitt is currently Professor of Trombone at Illinois State University and Principal Trombone of the Peoria Symphony Orchestra. He is highly accomplished in all areas of performance and has nearly twenty years of university level teaching. His students are active and successful professionally all over the country in many aspects of the
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Dave Ballou

Trumpeter/Composer Dave Ballou has released nine internationally recognized CD’s as a leader or co-leader. He has performed or recorded with ensembles led by Rabih Abou-Kahlil, Steely Dan, Michael Formanek, Woody Herman, Andrew Hill, John Hollenbeck’s Large Ensemble, Sheila Jordan, Oliver Lake, Dave Liebman, Joe Lovano, Dewey Redman, Maria Schneider and an extensive list of music
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Alison Balsom

International Recording Artist English Trumpeter Alison Balsom is regarded as one of the finest soloists of this generation and has established a international reputation as one of classical music’s great ambassadors. The combination of her virtuosity and musicality have made her one of the most distinctive sounds on the international solo circuit today. Alison studied
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Rick Baptist

One of the most prolific trumpeters in Hollywood, Rick Baptist has played on over 1250 motion pictures, 30 years on the Academy Awards and 28 years on the Emmy Awards. He has performed on over 100 gold and platinum records including Frank Sinatra Duets 1&2, Barbra Streisand new Duets album, and Ray Charles last record
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Darren Barrett

. Critically-acclaimed Master Trumpeter, Bandleader, Educator and Recording Artist Darren Barrett is an American jazz trumpeter from Toronto, Canada, the youngest of five children. A student of his craft, this trumpeter (by way of Jamaican parents) continues to awe and energize audiences with his authoritative execution, infectious music compositions, and unpredictable band formations. In 1986, Darren
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Bill Baxtresser

Bill Baxtresser is a Chicago based soloist and chamber musician who performs for both contemporary and classical trumpet audiences around the country. Having been honored as the Detroit’s Artist of the Year from Tuesday’s Musicale in 2013, Bill has captured the interest of a wide variety of musical organizations across the United States. As a
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