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This podcast features trumpet tips, trumpet player interviews, and stories from Bob Reeves.

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This podcast features trumpet tips, trumpet player interviews, and stories from Bob Reeves.

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Every guest has such great insights to share. I always come away inspired to play after listening.

Amazing podcast!

By Alex123456789098765431 - Nov 29 2018
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Great interviews! I only wish that uploaded podcasts on the same day of the month.

iTunes Ratings

132 Ratings
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126
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information and inspiration

By irwinmike - Sep 20 2019
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Every guest has such great insights to share. I always come away inspired to play after listening.

Amazing podcast!

By Alex123456789098765431 - Nov 29 2018
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Great interviews! I only wish that uploaded podcasts on the same day of the month.

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The Other Side Of The Bell - A Trumpet Podcast

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This podcast features trumpet tips, trumpet player interviews, and stories from Bob Reeves.

Episode #18 - Wayne Bergeron

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This episode features L.A. studio trumpeter and Yamaha performing artist Wayne Bergeron. Wayne discusses how he got his career started and what you need to do to get yours started. He also explains many of the common mistakes trumpet players make that keep them from successfully playing in the upper register.

Sep 16 2014

1hr 34mins

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Episode #4: Malcolm McNab

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This episode features an interview with Hollywood's first-call trumpet player, Malcolm McNab. Malcolm discusses his career, his studies with James "Jimmy" Stamp, and his new Camp McNab.

May 17 2013

57mins

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Episode #24 - Chris Botti

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Chris Botti, Grammy Award winning trumpeter, is our special guest on this episode of The Other Side of the Bell. The show notes for this episode can be found at www.bobreeves.com/24. For more information on Chris Botti, visit his official website at www.chrisbotti.com.

Mar 13 2015

1hr 20mins

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Episode #28 - Doc Severinsen

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Doc Severinsen, grammy award winning trumpet player and bandleader, is our special guest on Episode 28 of The Other Side of the Bell. Doc talks about what he's learned throughout his 80 years playing the trumpet, as well as his Severinsen model Destino III trumpet made by S. E. Shires. Visit www.docseverinsen.com to learn more. The show notes for this episode are at www.bobreeves.com/28.

Jul 02 2015

1hr 19mins

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Episode #15 - William "Bill" Adam Tribute

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This episode features a tribute to the long-time trumpet professor at Indiana University, William "Bill" Adam. Contributors include Chris Botti, Charley Davis, Larry Hall, Jerry Hey, Robert Slack, Dr. Karl Sievers, John Head, Jim O'Banion, Dr. George Tsoutsouris, John Harbaugh, Phil May, David Roth, Mark Minasian, and Greg Wing.

Jun 05 2014

1hr 38mins

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Episode 07; Michael Cichowicz, Bud Herseth

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In Episode 7 of The Other Side of the Bell, trumpeter Michael Cichowicz sits down with us to discuss his father and famed Chicago Symphony Orchestra 2nd trumpet Vincent Cichowicz. He also discusses growing up with Bud Herseth, his fortuitous meeting in Hawaii with Jerry Hey, and UK trumpeter Derek Watkins.

Sep 17 2013

50mins

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Episode #22 - Jerry Hey

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Trumpeter and arranger Jerry Hey is our special guest on this episode. Jerry talks about his early start in trumpet, his influential teachers, and his long career writing and performing with the biggest performers of our era. View the show notes for this episode at www.bobreeves.com/22.

Jan 21 2015

1hr 23mins

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Episode #11 - Roy Poper, 7 Trumpet Tips

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This episode features Roy Poper, Associate Professor of Trumpet at Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Roy is the author of "Roy Poper's Guide to the Brasswind Methods of James Stamp" and has released a classical trumpet CD entitled "Los Angeles Trumpet Works." Learn more about Roy Poper at www.roypoper.com

Episode #11 also includes 7 ways to take your trumpet playing to the next level in 2014.

The show notes for this episode can be found at www.bobreeves.com/11

Jan 24 2014

57mins

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Episode #26 - Thomas Stevens

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Thomas Stevens, former principal trumpet of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, is our special guest on episode #26 of The Other Side of the Bell. Stevens talks about is 35 year tenure in the orchestra, his teachers, and his upcoming work, "Thomas Stevens on Musicianship - Vachiano's Rules and Beyond". Learn more about Thomas Stevens at www.thomasstevensmusic.com or on our show notes for this episode at www.bobreeves.com/26.

May 19 2015

2hr 5mins

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Episode 3 - John Clyman, Jay Daversa

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This episode features Bob Reeves sharing some stories about Hollywood legend John Clyman. Our special guest in the studio is Jay Daversa (www.jaydaversa.com). Jay's career started at a young age with appearances on TV. Later, he joined Stan Kenton's band before settling in Los Angeles and becoming one of the most in demand studio session players around.

May 15 2013

58mins

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Episode #12 - Gary Grant

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This episode features an interview with studio trumpet player Gary Grant. Gary has played trumpet on thousands of albums for the biggest names in pop, rock, and jazz including Michael Jackson, Barbara Streisand, Quincy Jones, Celine Dion, and many others. Gary Grant's trumpet can be heard on countless movie and T.V. soundtracks. More recently, Gary has been producing albums by trumpet artists like Arturo Sandoval, Malcolm McNab, and Wayne Bergeron.

Feb 26 2014

1hr 15mins

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Episode 08 - Tedd Waggoner, Bob Reeves on Valve Alignments

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In this episode, our special guest is Tedd Waggoner, Director of Sales and Marketing for Vincent Bach at the Conn-Selmer Corporation. Also, Bob Reeves discusses the origins of the trumpet valve alignment process he created and patented.

Nov 13 2013

47mins

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Episode #14 - Larry Hall

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This episode of The Other Side of the Bell - A Trumpet Podcast features L.A. musician Larry Hall. Larry is a top call trumpet studio session and his credits include thousands of movie, television, and album sessions.

Larry Hall was a student of William Adam at Indiana University. He has played in Hawaii and Las Vegas. Larry was the founding member of the band OX with Jerry Hey, which later went on to become Seawind. You can hear Larry on the Seawind album, "Reunion,".

May 02 2014

54mins

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Episode #52 - Pete Olstad

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Trumpeter Pete Olstad is our special guest this episode. Pete Olstad is a SoCal native who earned a performance/educator degree at Berklee College of Music in Boston. During his student days, he placed prominently in the Thelonius Monk Institute’s trumpet competition, concurrent with Downbeat Magazine’s early recognition of his skills. He had a series of sideman/soloist slots with Maynard Ferguson, Woody Herman, Mel Torme, Tom Jones, and most recently, Latin pop star Luis Miguel. He is widely recognized as a trumpet virtuoso who is essentially a robust and passionate swing stylist, with an intense modernist edge. The show notes for this episode are at www.bobreeves.com/52.

Sep 01 2017

1hr 26mins

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Episode #27 - Greg Spence

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Australian trumpeter Greg Spence is our special guest on this episode. Greg is an active freelancer based in Melbourne, Australia and is best known for his many years as lead trumpet on Australia's "Dancing with the Stars" television program. Greg Spence also tours around the world teaching and giving clinics based on his popular, Mystery to Mastery, teaching program. Visit www.mysterytomastery.com to learn more about Greg. The show notes for this episode are at www.bobreeves.com/27.

Jun 16 2015

2hr

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Episode 10 - Dan Fornero, Not So Old School

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This episode features Los Angeles trumpet player, Dan Fornero. He discusses trumpet playing and the release of his new album, Not So Old School. Show notes are available at www.bobreeves.com/10.

Dec 19 2013

43mins

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Episode #51 - Glenn Appell

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Glenn Appell is a versatile musician and educator who has performed on trumpet, flugelhorn, harmonica and Native American Flute in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 30 years. He has toured, performed and recorded with a wide variety of artists and ensembles including the world renowned San Francisco Mime Troupe, Pete and Sheila Escovedo, Charles Brown, Barbara Morrison, Clairdee, O. J. Ekemode, Ruth Brown, Junior Mance, David Bromberg, Danny Caron, The Johnny Nocturne Band, singer/songwriter Alex Call, Dr. Loco’s Rockin’ Jalapéno Band, Keta Bill, the jazz sextet, Inception, and many others. Glenn has also done extensive freelance recording for film scores and CDs. The show notes for this episode can be found at www.bobreeves.com/51.

Jul 31 2017

1hr 17mins

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Episode 09 - Rob Roy McGregor

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This episode features an interview with Rob Roy McGregor, former 2nd trumpet with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and founder of Balquhidder Music. Rob Roy talks about his career in music and publishing, as well as his new compilation book, "Trumpet Lessons - Things We've Learned While Chasing the Trumpet."

Dec 14 2013

1hr 3mins

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Episode #30 - Cindy Shea

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Cindy Shea, trumpet and founder of the multiple Grammy Award winning Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea, is our special guest on this episode. Cindy has performed with many top artists including Alejandro Sanz, Charlie Zaa, Paulina Rubio, Jaci Velasquez, Son By Four, Melina Leon, Chayanne, Pedro Fernandez, Marco Antonio Solis, Jenni Rivera, Graciela Beltran, Cachao, Rogelio Martinez, Nestor Torrez, Paquito de Rivera and Peabo Bryson, and recently was invited to serenade Luis Miguel for his birthday along with the Divas. Learn more about Cindy at www.mariachidivas.com or on the Episode #30 shownotes at www.bobreeves.com/30Aleja.ndro Sanz, Charlie Zaa, Paulina Rubio, Jaci Velasquez, Son By Four, Melina Leon, Chayanne, Pedro Fernandez, Marco Antonio Solis, Jenni Rivera, Graciela Beltran, Cachao, Rogelio Martinez, Nestor Torrez, Paquito de Rivera and Peabo Bryson, and recently was invited to serenade Luis Miguel for his birthday along with the Divas.

Sep 08 2015

1hr 21mins

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Episode #20 - Bob Findley

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Bob Findley is our special guest on this episode. Bob is one of the most respected and prolific trumpet players in Los Angeles. He has performed on hundreds of studio sessions for radio, television, and the movies. Bob has performed with artists like Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, Michael Jackson, and Prince. He is also an in-demand clinician. Bob Findley plays his own signature model Van Laar trumpet.

Nov 26 2014

1hr 27mins

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Episode #69 - Dontae Winslow

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Dontae Winslow is one of the most versatile in-demand trumpeter/arranger/composers on the Hollywood music scene. His trumpet/arranging/songwriting can be heard on classics such as Kanye West’s grammy winning “We Major” from the multi-platinum Late Registration, Jayz’s “I Made it”, Dr. Dre’s Compton Movie Soundtrack (where Dontae composed the iconic fanfare intro and played solos throughout the album). 

Dontae has performed in front of millions with Justin Timberlake in the 2020 Experience World tour, Legends of Summer World Tour, and Man of The Woods World Tour. He has alo been on the bands of Lady Antebellum (You Look Good), D’angelo (Vodoo), Kamasi Washington, Raphael Saadiq, Lauryn Hill, Jill Scott, and most recently has been the arranger, orchestrator, and Music director for Queen Latifah.

His new work “Trumpet And A Mic”, available everywhere, is a short film he directed, orchestrated, and composed music for about his life and overcoming obstacles while turning pain into redemptive power through faith. 

Dontae has over 10 artist albums on his indy label Winslowdynasty.

View the show notes for this episode at bobreeves.com/69.

Nov 05 2019

1hr 19mins

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Episode #68 - Niall O'Sullivan

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This episode features Irish trumpeter Niall O'Sullivan. Niall has performed all over the world, from orchestral playing to his solo theatre show. Leading his own ensemble, Niall and his fellow musicians dazzle the public and give them a fresh appreciation for trumpet playing everything from Back to Brecht, Handel to Hammerstein and Purcell to Piazzolla. Niall has toured extensively in the US along with his wife, vocalist Shona, with their hit show "My Funny Valentine." He has performed live with Perry Como, Dionne Warwick, The Pogues, Lalo Schifrin, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, and many more. His latest album "Niall O'Sullivan and Friends" was produced by Julian Lloyd Weber and Gavin Murphy and features duets with opera star Danielle de Niese, jazz guitarist Larry Carlton, and among other top musicians. Niall is a Schilke international performing artist and is represented by Polaris Artist Management. For more information, visit the show notes for this episode at bobreeves.com/68.

Oct 15 2019

49mins

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Episode #67 - John Hutchinson, MouthpieceOnline.com

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John Hutchinson is our special guest this episode. John is a trumpeter, arranger, composer, teacher and blogger. Graduating from the Royal College of Music, London in 1999, he began his freelance career working with many of the UK's major orchestras as well as recording and performing with major international pop acts such as Joss Stone and Bjork. These days, John concentrates mainly on his media composition and production, brass and jazz arranging, and his trumpet teaching at some of the UK's top schools. Having worked alongside numerous trumpet manufacturers over the years he also now engages with over 50,000 trumpeters around the world each month through his specialist trumpet website, MouthpieceOnline.com. The show notes for this episode may be found at bobreeves.com/67.

Sep 12 2019

41mins

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Episode #66 - Hub van Laar, Van Laar Trumpets & Flugelhorns

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Hub van Laar founded his company in 1990 in Margraten, near Maastricht, on the border triangle to the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium. Beginning as a workshop for brass wind instruments, the company expanded rapidly under the direction of Hub van Laar and Heidrun Jöchner to become an enterprise of world repute. Learn more about Van Laar Trumpets & Flugelhorns at vanlaartrumpets.nl. The show notes for this episode can be found at bobreeves.com/66.

Jun 25 2019

48mins

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Episode #65 - Robert Karon, TrumpetBob.com

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A native of New Orleans, Robert Karon received his Bachelor of Arts cum laude in Music from UCLA and Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School in New York City. He was the recipient of the Longy Award for achievement in Solfege. His teachers include Robert DiVall, Irving Bush, William Vacchiano, and Arnold Jacobs. Proficient in three languages, Karon toured South America, the Far East, and Europe during his two years with the Mexico City Philharmonic and played first trumpet with the Maracaibo Symphony Orchestra in Venezuela. In contrast, Karon also toured nationally with Engelbert Humperdinck and Emerson, Lake, and Palmer. Upon his return to the U.S., Karon has performed as principal trumpet of the Sacramento Symphony as well as a member of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and other Los Angeles based freelance orchestras. His recording credits for film and television include soundtracks for Jag, Star Trek, and Hello Dolly. Bob Karon has taught at Occidental College,P omona College, the R. D. Colburn School, and UCLA. He is an avid amateur radio (ham) operator and dedicates much of his free time to enhance the curriculum in the L.A. Unified School District. Bob Karon’s latest endeavor is his educational website trumpetbob.com, which features lessons, articles and resources for trumpet players. He also offers private lessons and consultations in person and through FaceTime and Skype. Visit the show notes for this episode at bobreeves.com/65.

May 21 2019

52mins

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Episode #64 - Wim Van Hasselt

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Wim Van Hasselt is a Belgian soloist and chamber musician. Currently based in Switzerland, the artist performs regularly in Europe, North America and Asia. For many years Wim Van Hasselt was a member of the trumpet section with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam. Prior to this he held the same position with the Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin, as well as fulfilling guest engagements with the Berlin Philharmonic and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra. For some time now, Wim Van Hasselt has placed a central focus on his work as a soloist and chamber musician. In 2015 he became a founding member of the international brass quintet 'Brass United'. Learn more about Wim at www.wimvanhasselt.com. The show notes for this episode are at www.bobreeves.com/64.

Apr 08 2019

54mins

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Episode #63 - Peter Bond

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Trumpeter Peter Bond is beginning his 19th season with the Metropolitan Opera orchestra. A native of Illinois, Mr. Bond earned a degree in Music Education from Western Illinois University with the intention of becoming a high school band director, but decided to instead to pursue a playing career. He was invited by a former professor to do graduate work at Georgia State University, where he began serious orchestral training with Atlanta Symphony principal trumpet John Head. For the next seven years, Mr. Bond enjoyed a busy career as a freelance musician in Atlanta. In 1987 he he took his first orchestra audition and was appointed principal trumpet in the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra. Five years later, he won his position with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. The show notes for this episode can be found at bobreeves.com/63

Nov 30 2018

53mins

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Episode #62 - Tiger Okoshi

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Tiger Okoshi is our featured guest this episode. Tiger is a professor at Berklee College of Music and leader of the group Tiger's Baku. He has performed with Buddy Rich, Tony Bennett, Gary Burton, Dave Grusin, Dave Liebman, Pat Metheny, and many others.  Tiger's recordings include six CDs as leader on J.V.C. Records as well as Gary Burton's Times Square, Dave Grusin's NY-LA Dream Orchestra, and Dave Liebman's Meditation Suite. The show notes for this episode are at www.bobreeves.com/62.

Oct 25 2018

53mins

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Episode #61 - Markus Stockhausen

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Our special guest this episode is Markus Stockhausen, born in 1957, trumpeter and composer is well-known as a versatile artist, at home in many genres. For 25 years he performed with his father the composer Karlheinz Stockhausen, who wrote numerous works for him. As a trumpeter he performs on the international stage and he has composed among others for the 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic, the London Sinfonietta, the Metropole Orkest, the Swiss jazz Orchestra and the Camerata Bern, the Hamburger Symphoniker and for the Norddeutsche Philharmonische Akkordeonorchester. In 2005 he was awarded the WDR-Jazz Prize as the best improviser. He gives courses on “Intuitive Music and More” and for the last ten years he has been giving seminars on “Singing and Silence”. He is particularly interested in “Transformation through Sound”. For more information visit www.markusstockhausen.de or www.bobreeves.com/61 for the show notes for this episode.

Sep 11 2018

1hr 6mins

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Episode #60 - Freddie Jones

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Freddie Jones is a popular jazz trumpet player and composer in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. With an amazing musical gift, Freddie Jones kicks up the energy of a room a notch or two and thrills a jazz-lover’s soul! Audiences are in awe of the sound this Freddie Jones can coax from his horns. Freddie has taken his trumpet and his group on the road throughout the southwest, performing in hot spots from Austin’s’ The Elephant Room to Little Rock’s Riverfront Auditorium to numerous festivals in the Dallas/ Fort Worth Metroplex, Oklahoma City, and everywhere in between. He has also performed in Paris, The Hague and Rotterdam. He has several cds to his credit. His band, the Freddie Jones Jazz Group, never fails to pull in the audience and deliver an exciting sound. The show notes for this episode are at www.bobreeves.com/60.

Aug 10 2018

1hr 16mins

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Episode #59 - Philip Smith

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Philip Smith, former principal trumpet of the New York Philharmonic and professor at the University of Georgia, is our special guest on this episode. Phil discusses his upbringing in the Salvation Army Brass Band, his long orchestral career, and his current activities post-retirement. Learn more about Phil at www.principaltrumpet.com and visit the show notes for this episode at www.bobreeves.com/59.

Jul 02 2018

1hr 4mins

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Episode #58 - Jennifer Marotta

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Jennifer Marotta is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Trumpet at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music. An active freelance musician based in Los Angeles, she regularly performs with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Los Angeles Opera, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Master Chorale, and the St. Louis Symphony. Marotta is currently a member of the Grand Teton Music Festival and the Music of the Baroque in Chicago. She was a member of “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band from 2001 to 2005. Jennifer, along with her husband Thomas Hooten, is the most recent editor for Arban’s Complete Conservatory Method for Trumpet, published by Carl Fischer. She serves on the board for the International Women’s Brass Conference and is the editor for their bi-annual newsletter. The show notes for this episode can be found at www.bobreeves.com/58.

Apr 27 2018

1hr 3mins

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Episode #57 - Mike Zonshine

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Mike Zonshine is our special guest this episode. At the age of 22 Mike Zonshine joined the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra as its Principal Trumpet Player-a job he held for almost a decade when the orchestra ceased operations. Mike has studied at Boston University, at the Eastman School of Music, and at the University of Southern California. Also, Mike was twice a part of the Tanglewood Music Center's famed fellowship program-once winning the Voisin Trumpet Award. As a teacher Mike has taught extensively:  He co-founded the University of Hawaii Trumpet Ensemble, which soon became an ensemble that involved the entire trumpet community of the island of Oahu. Performers in this ensemble included high school students, university students, amateur musicians, and professional musicians. Mike also taught for five summers at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute where he was the brass coach for the Young Artist's Orchestra.  Also, as a Yamaha Performing Artist and Clinician, Mike has given many recitals and masterclasses at many of the top music institutions in the US as well as countless masterclasses for high school/middle school band programs. Mike has recently been appointed as the Trumpet Professor at Cal Poly Pomona and maintains an active performing career. The show notes for this episode are at www.bobreeves.com/57.

Mar 30 2018

1hr 18mins

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Episode #56 - Daniel Rosenboom

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Daniel Rosenboom is a creative and prolific trumpet artist, composer, producer, and Los Angeles studio musician. He has released many critically acclaimed albums under his own name, as well as his bands Burning Ghosts, DR. MiNT, Plotz!, and has appeared on many releases by estimable artists in the jazz, pop, rock, and classical worlds. As a freelancer, he has performed with most of Los Angeles’s premiere ensembles, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic and LA Opera, and as a studio musician, has performed on many notable soundtracks, including Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens and Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi. Always an advocate for creative independent music, Rosenboom founded and runs Orenda Records, a record label that promotes a community of like-minded musicians in Los Angeles and beyond. Learn more about Daniel at www.danielrosenboom.com. The show notes for this episode can be found at www.bobreeves.com/56.

Jan 05 2018

1hr 24mins

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Episode #55 - Greg Wing

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Our special guest this episode is Greg Wing. Greg serves as Professor of Trumpet at Morehead State University, holds a Master of Music degree in Trumpet Performance from the School of Music at Indiana University and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Morehead State University. He performs with the Horizon Brass Quintet and Faculty Jazz Septet. In addition, Professor Wing has served as an Assistant Instructor of Trumpet at Indiana University under Professor William Adam and an Instructor of Trumpet for the Nevada School of the Arts in Las Vegas, Nevada. Classical performances are numerous and include engagements with Andrea Bocelli, Luciano Pavarotti, the Las Vegas Philharmonic Orchestra, the Nevada Wind Ensemble, the Lexington Brass Band and the Lexington Philharmonic. Professor Wing is a member of the DiMartino/Osland Jazz Orchestra, "DOJO". He has been a studio musician for Westwind Musical Productions of Upland, California since 1988 and has recorded numerous commercial productions and convention soundtracks including both the 2001, 2002 and 2003 National Homebuilders Association shows featuring Lee Greenwood and Winter Olympic themes. Professor Wing is recognized as one of the nations leading trumpet artists having served as Lead Trumpet with the Buddy Rich Big Band, Paul Anka, and four years with Tom Jones. In addition, he has played Lead Trumpet for the Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas Hilton, Flamingo Hilton, and Stardust Hotels' house orchestras. Professor Wing has played for virtually every major entertainer in the world including Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Johnny Mathis, Tony Bennett, and Natalie Cole. Professor Wing has also had a long association with the Conn-Selmer Corporation as an Artist/Clinician for Vincent Bach Trumpets. The show notes for this episode can be found at www.bobreeves.com/55.

Nov 30 2017

1hr 7mins

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Episode #54 - Jon Faddis

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Jon Faddis began playing the trumpet at the age of eight, inspired by an appearance of Louis Armstrong on the Ed Sullivan Show. Three years later, his trumpet teacher Bill Catalano (an alumnus of the Stan Kenton Band) turned Jon on to Dizzy Gillespie, with whom he subsequently appeared at the famed Jazz Workshop in San Francisco. Two days before his 18th birthday, Jon joined the Lionel Hampton Band as a featured soloist, and in the same year was invited to sit in with the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Big Band on one of their regular Monday night sessions at the Village Vanguard. Mr. Faddis toured and recorded with this band for four years and also studied at the Manhattan School of Music during this period. Since then, Jon Faddis has become known throughout the world as one of the most innovative and inspiring jazz trumpeters of our time. He has an unfailing commitment to the education of young musicians and frequently conducts clinics and master classes to help the next generation of jazz musicians. In 1999, Jon was appointed Artist-in-Residence in the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College, State University of New York, where he teaches in both the Brass and Jazz Programs. The show notes for this episode can be found at www.bobreeves.com/54

Oct 30 2017

1hr 20mins

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Episode #53 - Marquis Hill

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Jazz trumpeter Marquis Hill is our special guest on this episode of The Other Side of the Bell. The New York Times described him as a “dauntingly skilled trumpeter,” and the Chicago Tribune asserts that “his music crystallizes the hard-hitting, hard-swinging spirit of Chicago jazz.” Hill hones a warm, mellifluous tone on trumpet and flugelhorn with which he unravels sleek melodic passages that are as commanding as they are cogent.  As a composer, he builds upon his distinctive sound to craft arresting originals that embrace post-bop, hip-hop, R&B and spoken word. After releasing four well-received discs on Skiptone Music – New Gospel (2011), Sound of the City (2012), The Poet (2013) and Modern Flows, vol. 1 (2014) – Hill raised his profile significantly by winning the 2014 Thelonious Trumpet Competition. The show notes for this episode can be found at www.bobreeves.com/53.

Sep 15 2017

53mins

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Episode #52 - Pete Olstad

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Trumpeter Pete Olstad is our special guest this episode. Pete Olstad is a SoCal native who earned a performance/educator degree at Berklee College of Music in Boston. During his student days, he placed prominently in the Thelonius Monk Institute’s trumpet competition, concurrent with Downbeat Magazine’s early recognition of his skills. He had a series of sideman/soloist slots with Maynard Ferguson, Woody Herman, Mel Torme, Tom Jones, and most recently, Latin pop star Luis Miguel. He is widely recognized as a trumpet virtuoso who is essentially a robust and passionate swing stylist, with an intense modernist edge. The show notes for this episode are at www.bobreeves.com/52.

Sep 01 2017

1hr 26mins

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Episode #51 - Glenn Appell

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Glenn Appell is a versatile musician and educator who has performed on trumpet, flugelhorn, harmonica and Native American Flute in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 30 years. He has toured, performed and recorded with a wide variety of artists and ensembles including the world renowned San Francisco Mime Troupe, Pete and Sheila Escovedo, Charles Brown, Barbara Morrison, Clairdee, O. J. Ekemode, Ruth Brown, Junior Mance, David Bromberg, Danny Caron, The Johnny Nocturne Band, singer/songwriter Alex Call, Dr. Loco’s Rockin’ Jalapéno Band, Keta Bill, the jazz sextet, Inception, and many others. Glenn has also done extensive freelance recording for film scores and CDs. The show notes for this episode can be found at www.bobreeves.com/51.

Jul 31 2017

1hr 17mins

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Episode #50 - Alan Ware

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Alan Ware is our special guest on The Other Side of the Bell. Alan was born in 1937 in Wichita, Kansas. In 1955 Alan joined the Army after which he enrolled at The Berklee School of Music in Boston. In 1969, he joined Bill Chase's new band, which was still in rehearsal. The band toured the Midwest extensively until the first album produced a hit in April of 1971. Alan left the band as a regular in 1973. Alan played gigs in Las Vegas until 1981 when he was elected Business Gent for the Musicians Union of Las Vegas, Local 369. He was elected secretary/treasurer two years later and held that office until 1991. The show notes for this episode can be found at www.bobreeves.com/50.

Jun 30 2017

2hr 15mins

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