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Jazz Trumpet 101: Chops, Improv, Technique and Style

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  • Covers how to develop on jazz trumpet, how to be heard and play with impact! How to build solid tone production and range without damage to chops, continues with adapting brass technical needs to learning jazz skills and style. Exercises demonstrated, & questions answered as they come up. More than scales, we discuss playing lines over chord changes in style. We will also discuss lead trumpet playing, articulation, style & leadership skills. Handouts with example solos, lead trumpet exercises.
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  • Michael Philip Mossman has been on the international scene since the age of 17. He has toured and recorded with such artists as Dizzy Gillespie, Horace Silver, Art Blakey, Tito Puente, Ray Barretto and Eddie Palmieri. Mossman has performed as lead trumpet with Jazz at Lincoln Center's Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, the Michel Camilo Bigband, the Jon Faddis Orchestra and the Jimmy Heath Bigband. Mossman also has composed and arranged music for the Carnegie Band, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the WDR, NDR and HR Radio Orchestras in Germany and has scored music for such films as Bossa Nova and Chico and Rita. Mossman currently directs the Jazz program at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College in New York City. He is a clinician with the Yamaha Corp. of America and distributes his arrangements through the Hal Leonard Corp.