I was 'concerned' that a less than adequate player might be trying to get through all that material
(trumpet method books) in one lifetime. But you make it work!! Congratulations again on such a terrific
and helpful adventure. I know you've put a great deal of time and effort into it.".....Bill Bing
William Bing is band director and trumpet artist in residence at the California Institute of Technology
All too often, the aspiring student simply thinks.... "Man! Nobody can play that stuff"!
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Later, I became 2nd trumpet under Maestro Louis Lane, and was also a member of the Akron Symphony Brass Quintet, the Akron Civic Orchestra, and the Akron Goodyear Theater, until 1967.
I became the "trumpet-in-residence" from 1977 - 1984 at, "The Church of the Annunciation and St. Agnes" Episcopal Church, at 12th & Mass, Ave NE, Washington, D.C.. The first book of 40 trumpet descants and Wedding Music for trumpet and Organ took place with Robert Schone, Organist, under Fr. Meisel, the Rector.
In 1983, Brooks Tegler's HOT JAZZ, was soon-to-become highly acclaimed! I contributed many original compositions and transcriptions to the band repertoire, as well as being lead trumpet and jazz soloist. The band has since appeared at the following Jazz Festivals: Sacramento * Central Illinois * Denver * Madison * Illiana Jazz * Pike's Peak Jazz Society * Charleston, WV Jazz society * Manassas Jazz Festival * Potomac River Jazz Club * Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz * New Jersey Jazz Club * Swinging Hannover * Paderborn * Dusseldorf * Breda * S'Hertogenbosch * Apeldorn * Ghent/ Brugge, and more. HOT JAZZ finally dis-banded c. 1995
The Big Band Jazz arrangements were composed for the Doc Dikeman Big Band, of Washington, D.C.. I am also pleased to have been the trumpeter, along with vibraphonist John Cocuzzi, with the great Steve Jordan. Steve Jordan also played unamplified rhythm guitar with HOT JAZZ for several years,
after leaving Benny Goodman. The "No Neck Jazz Band"featuring Clyde Hunt and Billy Hancock, bass and vocalist,
released Jazz Cds from Colonial Beach, VA.
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