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Life Builders: Ed Gerlach

Ed Gerlach as Role Model I see Mr. Ed Gerlach as an important role model from my career…and really much more than just that. I admire him as a leader, as a musician and as a man. This Life Builders … Continue reading

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Playing Lead Trumpet

Lead Trumpet Playing and Musicianship There’s a lot more to being a real lead trumpet player than just blasting out a few high notes. The lead trumpet player in a jazz ensemble has great responsibilities. He sets the style for … Continue reading

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What Defines Us?

It is a common saying among trumpet players that it is our sound that defines us. Although I do consider sound to be a very high priority, I disagree with the saying. Sound does not define us nearly as much … Continue reading

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