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Alan Gaumer has been playing trumpet since 1958. As a young trumpeter heappeared on the national television show “the Ted Mack Amateur Hour”.As featured Jazz trumpeter in US Navy Show Bands he performed in over 70 countries throughout Europe, Africa, Asia and South America.
He is currently in his twenty fourth year as jazz trumpet artist/lecturer @ MoravianCollege. He serves as director of the Moravian College Fusion Ensemble and is very active in local jazz education adjudicating regularly at regional school jazz festivals.
Several of his students have won positions in the prestigious Pennsylvania State HighSchool Jazz Band.-trumpet section / jazz chair.
Alan regularly performs with several ensembles including, the Quintet- Co-op Bop,in duet with Robin Bryan (Body and Soul). He also appears with the Moravian College Faculty Jazz Quintet and continues to free-lance in a variety of genres.
Alan is the founder of and Artistic Director of the Lehigh Valley based, non-profitorganization: The Pennsylvania Jazz Collective. Its mission is to educate and expose community members of all ages to the richness, the history, and the diversity of American jazz. www.pajazzcollective.org
He performs with a “Who’s Who” list of jazz personalities including: RandyBrecker, Bob Dorough, Bill Goodwin, Tony Marino, Craig Kastelnik, Nelson Hill, Gary Rissmiller, Tom Kozic, Skip Wilkins, Dave Leonhardt, Tom Schuman, Tony Gairo, Paul Rostock, Neil Wetzel, Bill Washer, Matt Vashlishan and many more.
As a young trumpeter he played with the big bands of: Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey& Harry James. He was a featured soloist with the US Navy Show Band, a 15 piece big band that toured South America. Most recently (2013 – 15) Alan performed with the Phil Woods Big Band and the COTA Festival Orchestra.
A short list of recording credits include: “Co-op Bop”, a jazz quintet; “Caught inthe Web” with Rob Stoneback; “Introducing” the Moravian Jazz Faculty; his own compilation of original compositions, “One To Go” and just released, “Cowboys and Capes” a Neil Wetzel project. Co-op Bop II will be recorded and released in 2016 on Minsi Ridge records.