Yelfris Valdés

Jazz Artist Yelfris Valdés is a Cuban artist, composer and trumpet player, who mixes the latest electronic techniques with the spiritual chants and mystic rhythms from the Orishas. He began to study classical music at the age of 8 and graduated with the highest honours from The College of Arts at the age of 25.
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Jakub Waszczeniuk

. Jakub Waszczeniuk was born in Dębno. He graduated with honours from the Secondary Music School in Gorzów in the trumpet class of Włodzimierz Kozłowski. He went on to graduate with honours from the Wrocław Academy of Music in the trumpet class of Professor Igor Cecocho. In 2005 as a 4th year student, Waszczeniuk commenced
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Chad Willis

Equally at home in a multitude of musical idioms, Chad Willis has visited 20 countries and as many states, performing with Lyle Lovett, Kurt Elling, The Manhattan Transfer, Eugene Corporon, Bill Conti, Houston Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony, Southern California Brass Consortium, United States Air Force Band of the Golden West, The Pacific Brass, Orange County
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Gary Wurtz

Trumpet Professor, Stephen F. Austin State University Gary Wurtz has been the trumpet professor at Stephen F. Austin State University since the fall of 1992, where he also directs the top Jazz Band. His other duties at SFA have included serving as the Assistant Director for Undergraduate Studies of the School of Music, directing the
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Mark Zauss

Mark Zauss is internationally recognized as a trumpet soloist, clinician and recording artist. He previously spent 13 years performing as the lead trumpet with Walt Disney World Bands including Magic Kingdom’s Main Street Philharmonic, Epcot’s Future Corps, and MGM’s Hollywood Hitmen.  Mark currently performs over 100 events annually with his own bands. Mark began his playing
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