Presidential Medal of Freedom
10 Grammy Awards
6 Billboard Awards
1 Emmy Award
50 recordings published
Dizzy Gillespie was his mentor and friend
Crafted his own distinctive sound and become a staple on contemporary jazz radio.
He has produced No. 1 hits for David Benoit, Marc Antoine, and former Rod Stewart band sidekick, Jeff Golub.
Braun achieved collaborative success on massive hits with Boney James, as a member of RnR with saxophonist Richard Elliot, and with BWB, a powerhouse trio completed by Grammy® winners Kirk Whalum and Norman Brown.
Collaborated with some of the biggest names in music, including Tina Turner, Tom Petty, Sade, Natalie Cole and REO Speedwagon.
Featured soloist with Ray Charles, Louis Bellson, The Duke Ellington Orchestra, Maynard Ferguson, Chucho Valdez, Chico O’Farrill, Greg Allman and many more.
Founding member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra
Conducting seminars and master classes all over the world.
Winner of the numerous top trumpet competitions in the US
Trumpeter, Bandleader and Composer in the New York City Scene
Giveton Gelin Quintet
Giveton is making a name for himself on the New York Scene. After only being in New York City for two years he has played with pioneers of the NY jazz scene – like Curtis Lundy, Harold Mabern, Winard Harper, George Coleman, Joe Farnsworth, Sullivan Fortner, Ben Wolfe, Jon Batiste and Roy Hargrove
Multiple Grammy-Award Winning Performer and Arranger (TLC, LeCrae, PJ Morton, etc)
Toured/ Performed/ Recorded with Tyler Perry, Patti LaBelle, Stevie Wonder, Young Jeezy, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, TLC, Ray Charles, Kirk Franklin, Jennifer Holiday, Erykah Badu, Arrested Development, Quincy Jones, and a host of other musical icons.
Award Winning, Published Educator; Former Director of Bands for Morehouse College and International Masterclass Clinician on various subjects.
Artist in Residence for the “Mentoring Through the Arts” Program sponsored by the US Virgin Islands Dept of Education and the United Jazz Foundation.
A favorite of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola in New York and Doha, Current a Member of Grammy Award Winning Ensemble, Dion Parson and 21st Century Band, and a part of the House Band for Tyler Perry’s Touring Stage Plays.
Made numerous appearances as a member of the House Bands for various films and TV shows including BET’s Sunday Best, The Dove Awards, BET Awards, the Monique Show, The Trumpet Awards, VH1’s Dear Mama, and many more..
The well-known trombone player can be heard with,
and many more
“I’ve never owned a horn as long as I had the one before. But now, my present and future is with my daCarbo”
London’s most wanted Jazz and commercial trumpeter
Worked in the commercial sphere with Beverley Knight, Prince, Alicia Keys, Boy George, Leona Lewis, US3, Duffy, Basement Jaxx, Omar MBE and many more
Worked in the Jazz sphere with Gregory Porter, Roy Hargrove, Fred Wesley, Tony Kofi, Jean Toussaint, Joel Frahm, Jason Rebello, Will Vinson, Liane Carroll, Transatlantic Collective to name but a few
Co-leader of the QC/BA quartet
Touring with Kyle Eastwood Band
Brass teacher at Dordogne Jazz Summer School since 2001, Teacher at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, plus many masterclasses across the world
Thomas Huder and Michael Enders, Palast Orchestra (Max Raabe)
The two trumpet players Thomas Huder and Michael Enders tested daCarbo trumpets intensively with and without the orchestra. From now on, they play daCarbo trumpets. With the model “Toni Maier” they form the typical classic sound without effort.
Jörn Ranke, Palast Orchestra (Max Raabe)
Since 1987 at Palast Orchestra as trombone and viola player. He follows his trumpeter colleagues, Thomas Huder and Michael Enders, and plays from now on the daCarbo trombone.
Grammy Award Winner (Let it Whip – Dazz Band)
MOBO Award Recipient (Kool & The Gang)
Platinum & Gold Records Recipient (Kool & The Gang and Dazz Band)
6 Top 100 Albums, 2 Top 100 Singles
14 Albums with the Dazz Band
7 Albums with Kool & The Gang
2 Solo Albums
2 Albums with United We Funk All Stars
8 years principle trumpet of Vienna Symphonic Orchestra
35 years with “The Crazy Dollar Band”: 270 concerts a year
Worked with mit Herbert von Karajan, Leonard Bernstein, Karl Böhm und Carlo Maria Giulini
Former director of Johann-Joseph-Fux-Konservatorium Graz
Gil "XL" Defay
Trumpeter, Producer, Composer, Arranger and Teacher from the New York City Scene With various styles ranging from Jazz, Funk, Soul, R&B, Gospel and World Music
Worked with recorded, toured or has shared the stage with:
Wynton Marsalis, Mark Whitfield, Wyclef Jean, Melanie Fiona, Eric Benet, Al B. Sure, Norman Connors, Donnie McClurkin, Cece Winans, Bebe Winans, John P. Kee, The Late Rev. Timothy Wright and many more.
Principle Trumpet of the Tonhalle-Orchestra Zurich
Trumpet Professor at the Lucerne University of Arts
Founder member of the trumpet ensemble
“Die Basler Bachtrompeter”
Principle Trumpet of the Grand Ensemble de Cuivres d’Alsace
Roy Hargrove † (1969/10/16 - 2018/02/11)
2 Grammy Awards
Founder and Leader of the Formation The RH Factor
Roy Hargrove Quintett
> 25 recordings published
Concerts with Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis, Freddie Hubbard, Natalie Cole, Diana Krall, Diana Ross, Shirley Horn and many more.
Gabriel "The Gun" Gonzalez
Co-Founder of the Grammy Award winning group “No Doubt”
Trumpeter, Latin Percussionist, Producer and Arranger.
Played and worked with: No Doubt, The Skeletones, Bad Manners, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fishbone, Steel Pulse, The Roots Radics, Eddie Palmieri, Tito Puente (Sr & Jr), Lalo Rodriguez, Richie Ray, Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs, Mario Winans, Jeff Buckley, Bennie Maupin, Bob Mintzer, Peter White, David Sanborn and many other artists.
Actual Projects: Gabriel The Gun Quartet/Quintet; BackBeat Brawlers; The Lock ‘N Load Horns
Rahmlee Michael Davis
Even if you are not a music freak you have heard Rahmlee’s trumpet on many recordings for sure. As a member of the legendary Phenix Horns Rahmlee played with an impressive number of famous musicians:
Earth, Wind & Fire, Phil Collins, The Jacksons, Tyrone Davis, Frida (of ABBA), Jackie Wilson, The Whispers, Michael Jackson, Stanley Turrentine, The Sylvers, Side Affect, Rodney Franklin, B.B. King, The Chi-Lites, Barbara Acklin, The Artistics, Gene Chandler, Tupac Shakur, Curtis Mayfield, Snoop Dogg, Donny Hathaway, Ramsey Lewis, Young-Holt Unlimited, Minnie Riperton, Philip Bailey, The Emotions, Klique, Charles Earland, Macy Gray, Bobby Womack, Al McKay & The L.A. All Stars/The Earth, Wind & Fire Experience and countless others.
Still active, he is working on his own albums.
類家心平 Shinpei Ruike
Gold Medal at National Convention Ensemble Contest 6 years trumpeter at the Japanese Marine
Bands: Urb, Shinpei Ruike Four Piece Band, Landcsape Jazz Orchestra, DADA (Electro Jazz), Naruyoshi Kikuchi Dub Sextett, Routine Jazz Sextett 7 albums released
Concerts/Recordings with Dave Brubeck, Jonathan Butler, Bobby Caldwell, Lenny Castro, Brian Culbertson, Eric Darius, George Duke, Larry Dunn, Warren Hill, Dave Koz, Ramsey Lewis, Michael Lington, Tony Maiden, Eric Marienthal, Steve Miller, Ray Parker Jr., Mike Phillips, David Sanborn, Tamar, Stevie Wonder
On tour with Monica Mancini, ASoulful Christmas (Culbertson, Caldwell, Darius, Hill, Parker), Brian Culbertson, Brian Culbertson and the Funk Experience, ASoulful Christmas (Culbertson, Maiden, Phillips), Brian Culbertson [tpt, keys, arr], Rufus w/Sly Stone [tpt, keys]
Jon Barnes is a world class musician, who played in the movie “Dirty Dancing” and works for “Earth Wind and Fire”. He is also a writer, composer, producer and educator.
“These instruments teach you how to play more efficiently using less energy, leading to more musicality”