Brass & Woodwind Instrument Players
A seasoned jazz veteran, virtuosic trumpeter and prolific composer, Randy Brecker’s horn has graced the bandstands and recordings of Horace Silver, Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, Charles Mingus, Clark Terry, Joe Henderson, Duke Pearson, Frank Foster and Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra. As a first call studio player, Brecker’s trumpet has also energized innumerable studio sessions by artists ranging from James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen and Parliament-Funkadelic to David Sanborn, Jaco Pastorius, and Frank Zappa.
Thorsten Benkenstein is one of the most respected Lead Trumpet players around the world. Since 2005 he holds the position as Lead Trumpet in the NDR-Big Band in Hamburg.
Born in Palermo, Riccardo Crocilla moved with his family to Genoa, where he commenced his clarinet studies at the Paganini Conservatory under G. Laruccia.
Simon Gresswell, born in Queensbury, is a former member of Black Dyke Mills, Desford Colliery, Faireys and YBS Bands and is currently playing with the Brighouse & Rastrick Band.
Geoff Warren is a graduate from London University who studied flute with Derek Honner of the Royal Academy of Music.
Nacido en 1972, Otis Murphy se inscribió en 2001 en la Indiana University School of Music a la edad de 28 años, convirtiéndose en uno de los miembros más jóvenes en la historia de la facultad.
Andrea Tofanelli is one of the most outstanding trumpet players in the international jazz scene. Born in Italy, he already performed with almost all great jazz musicians all over the world.