Hanging backstage with [past] American Idol finalist Mikalah Gordon & Blake Lewis before our show. Fun times and nice loop pedal work from Blake.
Orchestras everywhere are jumping onto the movie-music bandwagon, thanks in part to the built-in marketing hook provided by film titles, particularly classic pics. And the concert treatment is help…
I had a blast this week sharing the stage with some very talented folks, which includes the trumpet section seen here. (From L-R) Your’s truly, Dan Fornero, Jon Lewis (1st), and Jim Grinta. Danny Elfman Singing and an appearance by Tim Burton… Best Halloween ever!
[from: DANNY ELFMAN’S Music from the Films of TIM BURTON. Performed by the Hollywood Symphony Orchestra & The Page LA Choir. Conducted by John Mauceri. Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE: October 29, 30, 31, 2013]
Imagine Jack Skellington putting on a rock concert in Los Angeles. If you grew up watching The Nightmare Before Christmas,…
Travels from New England/Canada to San Juan, Puerto Rico. Some good times were had…
Some select photos from performing with Tom Wopat (he was the original ‘Bo’ from, “Dukes of Hazzard”).
Tom Wopat - Vocals
Jordan Peterson- Piano
Vinny Vivacqua - Bass
Berti Eskanasi- Drums
David Easton- Guitar
David Bennett- Sax
Aaron Smith- Trumpet
Gary Anderson- Trombone
What a wonderful day in Quebec City. I have such an appreciation for each moment to experience new places by playing music.
Excerpt practice session: ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’ (Played by Aaron, recorded with an iPhone voice recorder app).
Cont. from: American in Paris -More in the ‘swing’ direction (Played by Aaron, recorded with an iPhone voice recorder app).
2nd Excerpt from “An American in Paris” - played straight.
(Played by Aaron, recorded with an iPhone voice recorder app).
This is my current interpretation from the post horn solo in Mahler’s 3rd Symphony. Captured with an iPhone in my bedroom after a day of (unrelated) shows. Still needs a little work, but it’s honest. Perhaps, I’ll post a later version as I progress with it.
The new TrumpetSmith Logo!
Fantastic Glenn Gould Interview.
I appreciate when the composer and engineer allow me to hear the playback. It’s a valuable resource.