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The University of Vermont MUSIC DEPARTMENT
This is where I now work as a senior lecturer. I LOVE UVM!
Jazz Trumpeter Thomas Marriott
Thom's a truly amazing young player. One of the bright new stars to look out for. Seattle is blessed to have him. Check out Thom's entire discography on the Origin label.
Origin Records
Origin Records is one the most important labels on the scene today. Check out their vast discography.
Gerry Lopez Music
Trumpeter Gerry Lopez is an old friend. We paid lots of dues together in the NY music scene. Gerry now runs a complete trumpet super shop in Central Florida. If it's related to trumpet, Gerry's got it. I get all of my trumpet stuff at GERRY LOPEZ MUSIC. Tell 'em I sent you!
Jazz saxophonist Brian McCarthy
This is the website of the wonderfully talented young saxophonist Brian McCarthy. He currently plays in my quintet. Look out for his new CD.
Trumpeter and Educator Brad Goode
Brad Goode is one of the finest Jazz trumpet players on the planet. This site is all about Jazz and all about Trumpet.
Soprano Sharon Spinetti
Sharon is my partner in the Ambos Mundos project.
Greg Black Mouthpieces
Greg Black is a world class mouthpiece designer and maker. I've known him for over 30 years....his work is ALWAYS spot on!
Trumpeter Bill Ortiz
Bay Area Trumpet Star and dear old friend currently on the road with Santana and Lavay Smith.
Andy Gravish
THe Great American Jazz trumpet artist now residing in Italy, Gravish is the consumate Jazz monster!
Todd Coolman
This is the website of my friend and colleague, the renowned bassist and jazz educator Todd Coolman.
AMT Microphones
These are the folks that make my mic system. There is no other mic in the market that matches AMT's ability to capture the true sound of the trumpet.
Jazz.FM91
Canada's Premiere Jazz Station!!!!
JAZZPHOTO
Awesome Jazz Photo website!!!
Photographer Roger Humbert
Photographer Roger Humbert maintains this site where he presents his gallery of photos while reporting on his local jazz scene.
Photographer Bill King
The website of Jazz Photographer Bill King http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/gallery/view_album.php?set_albumName=Bill-King
The Louis Armstrong House
This is the organization that maintains the home of Louis Armstrong as a museum. They also operate The Louis Armstrong Archives at Queens College.
Wilson "Chembo" Corniel
Chembo has played on all of my CD's. He is one of a kind. An amazing player/leader/educator.
congahead.com
This is the website of my dear friend Martin Cohen. Martin founded and created The Latin Percussion instrument company. This site is a real internet treat!!!!
Saxophonist Karolina Strassmayer
Karolina Strassmayer is a wonderfully gifted and talented alto saxophonist. She currently performs with The WDR Big Band.
Kris King Photo
This talented music photographer has a really neat website.
Photographer Fred Aquilino
The is the web site of the wonderful photograher Fred Aquilino.
Photographer John Spragens, Jr
Fantastic Jazz Photo Website.
Band Leader/Percussionist and Educator John Santos
John Santos is one of the torch bearers of our music. He is the leader of one of my favorite Latin Jazz groups, The legendary Machete Ensemble.
Carlos Cascante y su Tumbao
Smokin' Singer and his Killin' Salsa/Latin Jazz group from the Pacific Northwest.....Ay Sabor y Saoco......indeed!!!
Jazz at the Bistro
Great Jazz club and organization in St. Louis, Mo..
The Flynn Center
This is where I do a Latin Jazz residency in the summer.
Tula's Jazz Club
One of my favorite places in the whole world to play music.
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This organization led by Dave Douglas, Jon Nelson, and Roy Campbell presents a wonderful festival of new music for trumpet every August in NYC.