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Alan Gaumer

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.

COUNTRIES VISITED and PERFORMED IN:
EUROPE (18)

Andorra
Belgium
Denmark
England
France
Germany
Greece
Holland
Italy
Lichtenstein
Luxembourg
Monaco
Portugal
Spain
Switzerland
Turkey
Yugoslavia
Austria
Malta

AFRICA / ASIA (21)

Afghanistan
Bahrain
Cameroon
Ethiopia
Ghana
Gabon
Iran
Ivory Coast
Kenya
Lebanon
Liberia
Madagascar
Morocco
Nigeria
Pakistan
Senegal
Sierra-Leone
Thailand
Tunisia
Togo
Vietnam
Congo
Cape Verdi Islands

CENT. AMERICA & CARIBBEAN (15)

Aruba/Curacao
Bahamas
Barbados
Cuba
Costa Rico
Dominican Republic
Antigua
Haiti
Martinique
Mexico
St. Lucia
St. Marten
St. Kitts / Nevis
Trinidad & Tobago
Virgin Islands

SOUTH AMERICA (11)

Argentina
Bolivia
Brazil
Chile
Columbia
Ecuador
Panama
Peru
Paraguay
Uruguay
Venezuela

TOTAL = 70

UNITED STATES (35)

New York, Michigan, New Jersey,
Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Maine,
Connecticut, Vermont, Rhode Island,
New Hampshire + CANADA, Delaware,
Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia,
North, Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee

 



EQUIPMENT:

Brass:
Yamaha 8310ZS custom Bb trumpet.
Bach 37 lightweight, silver- plated Bb trumpet (vintage)Bach Stradvarious flugelhorn
Amborg piccolo trumpet

Percussion:
Remo drum setmisc.
cymbals - Zildjian & PaisteExtensive hand percussion collection
ex: multiple whistles (Brazil)

Keyboards/Synths:
Korg Triton Workstation
Korg N5 Synthesizer
Korg M1 Workstation (vintage)
Yamaha QY300 Sequencer
Akai wind controller/synth.

Sound Re-inforcement + misc.:
Mackie power amp M1400
Behringer mixer UB1222FX-Pro
EV Speakers
EV endym series mics

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