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I have a Masters Degree in Trumpet Performance from UNCG 1987 and have been playing professionally for over 35 years. I've played countless pit orchestra shows, wedding and church services. I was the founding member and toured with several different Beach Music Bands and have recorded several CD's and singles.
I am the Trumpet Instructor at Music and Arts in Greensboro teaching 14 students ranging in age from beginner to as old as 65.
I'm a skilled lead and section player with a consistent range to high concert E. I also have a good baritone/tenor and harmonize well as a backup vocalist.
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- Member since:
- Jan 28 2020
- Active within 1 month
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
- Most available:
My influences include Maynard Ferguson, Tower of Power, Chicago, Earth Wind and Fire, Chet Baker and others.
Bb 1954 Mt. Vernon Bach Stradivarius
Getzen 4 valve Bb/A Piccolo
Let's Go Round Again
Let's Go Round Again Year: 1990 Album: The Dynamic Breakers Genre: Pop
Originally recorded by the AWB and recorded here by The Dynamic Breakers Beach Music Band.
You Can't Fall Up
You Can't Fall Up Year: 1996 Album: The Connection Band Genre: R&B
Originally recorded by Tower of Power. This recording of The Connection Band features Trumpet solo by Russ Gaffney
Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye
Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye Year: 1996 Album: The Connection Band Genre: R&B
Cover recording featuring The Connection Band with Flugelhorn solo by Russ Gaffney
More Today than Yesterday
More Today than Yesterday Year: 1996 Album: The Connection Band Genre: R&B
Originally recorded by The Spiral Staircase and released here by The Connection Band
You Keep Telling Me Yes
You Keep Telling Me Yes Year: 2010 Album: Just Here for the Weekend Genre: Other
Originally recorded by Cannonball and released here by Larry Moore and the Shag Doctorz