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About Caleb M.

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Chicago, IL

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I've been playing trumpet for 18 years, and I'm anxious to pass along my love for the instrument to others of all ages! I teach a variety of styles with my experience performing many kinds of music from classical to hip-hop. Whatever your interests I can get you playing with a healthy approach to brass playing and solid fundamentals!

About Caleb
Caleb moved from his hometown of Wichita, Kansas, to Chicago in 2008 to attend DePaul University, where he received his Bachelor’s in Trumpet Performance studying under Matt Lee and Tage Larsen. Since then, Caleb has picked up a variety of regular gigs across a wide spectrum of styles, genres, and types of events.

Caleb performs in Chicago with soul-pop band The Right Now as well as his original funk band Nasty Snacks. He has played in horn sections for Latin, funk, and big-band jazz bands, as well as Afrobeat, indie rock, R&B/soul, and hip-hop/rap groups.

He has also played the national anthem for the president at opening night of the Chicago Bulls season, been featured at Chicago Blackhawks games, principal trumpet in symphony orchestras, pit orchestras and in the DePaul Screamin’ Demons Pep Band at Madison Square Garden. Caleb al
so regularly lends his solo talents to wedding parties and church services, and is one-fourth of the Chicago for-hire horn section Revolution Horns. Other musical endeavors include a performance on the Steve Harvey Show, playing trumpet for the Broadway musical I Love Lucy in downtown Chicago, and a coveted chance to perform in master classes for his idols Adolph “Bud” Herseth and Chris Martin.

Caleb has been teaching privately in the Chicago area for 8 years now and is eager to teach students with any amount of experience, especially those who are eager to approach music from a variety of perspectives.

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I believe that the best way to teach a brass instrument at any level, is simply to check in and make sure that the student has a great understanding of what a beautiful sound is on their instrument. This is done in a patient and positive environment, filled with the best possible music making to serve as a model to aspire to. With small, attainable goals and the encouragement to practice at least a small amount on a daily basis, you cannot help but improve, while hopefully having a good time playing whatever music interests you. The journey is a bit different for everyone, but anyone can make a beautiful sound, and go from there!

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I like to strike a balance of teaching out of various method books(depending on the student and their level of ability, some are more suitable than others of course and I help guide the way), and learning to play by ear, which can be almost anything the student wants to learn, provided it's not overly complicated for them. Technique has it's place, but is certainly not the whole story. Learning music that is fun, while at the same time learning to get better at your instrument, makes the overall process enjoyable and rewarding. Once you have the right tools, music is something that can be fulfilling for the rest of your life, especially when you learn to do it in a fun and healthy way.
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Thomas B. July 25, 2019
· Trumpet · Online
Very good lesson. I am an older Lerner and want to go as far as I can in leaning trumpet. First lesson was great. Thanks Caleb
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Grady April 9, 2019
· Trumpet · Online
Great first lesson and looking forward to more!
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Paul January 21, 2019
· Trumpet · Online
Caleb is a very insightful teacher.
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Caleb M.

Chicago, IL 60618
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About Daniel K.

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Chicago, IL
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Focus on correct technique and myriad method approaches along with professional level achievement for recording and performance.

About Daniel
Daniel, a former faculty member of Columbia College in Chicago, is a studio and live performance singer and musician based in Chicago. His teaching and performing experience spans three decades, and includes expertise in the studies of voice, guitar, piano, bass, drums, and trumpet, along with music theory, arranging, and composing. He is a Lincoln Academy Student Laureate who holds a BA in Music Composition, and has attended graduate courses in education at Roosevelt University and DePaul University in Chicago. He has taught students of all ages at private studios, public school, and college.

Daniel is described by his students as a natural teacher. He prefers to be regarded as an advancing student, and takes the journey along with his students to guide them towards their goals with a friendly, positive, efficient and productive appro
ach. He feels that music is within all of us, and a desire to learn is a sign of talent, so anyone can develop their musical abilities with methodical practice.

The musical journey for Daniel began at an early age with trumpet and piano studies which became a passion for him by the age of 14. He was the drum major of the high school marching band, and successfully completed a paid contract to arrange music for the high school jazz band which performed in a state beauty pageant. He began teaching privately after high school, and continued playing in bands, and composing original music. He formed a professional jazz ensemble under the name of the Chicago Jazz Players by the age of 22, and developed his arranging techniques while having it performed by an eighteen piece orchestra consisting of many great local artists. It was in this environment that he gained experience with brass, woodwinds, and rhythm instruments. He was granted a position at Columbia College as an instructor at age 29 where he taught theory, sight singing, musicianship, ear training, harmony, orchestration, and composition. He scored the music for several plays, and conducted his own pieces with Chicago Symphony and Lyric Opera Players. During those years he found himself playing the guitar and singing more than anything else. It was in 1995 that he focused on singing and playing the guitar with his rock band. He has produced several CD recordings of his original music in his own studio, and has helped produce local bands and artists. He performs regularly in the Chicago area.

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Daniel exhibits patience and care with each student, and develops an individualized approach based on clear goals with practical procedures. Most beginners can expect to have a working knowledge of music notation and how it applies to their instrument within three months, and should be developing fluency in performing music that they enjoy within six months. Advancing students will enjoy the rewards that will follow by studying with an experienced teaching musician that will recognize strengths and weaknesses, and recommend proven techniques for personal musical development. Studying music should be fun, fulfilling, and in harmony with the needs and desires of the student, and this is key to the philosophy held by Daniel.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Eight track recording gear; grand piano; guitars/bass (acoustic & electric); cables/amps, drum kit and percussion.

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I can provide lesson materials, and always have a metronome with me. I expect the student to have an instrument. I prefer that a student has a music stand.

*** Specialties ***
Customized approach to the individual based on needs and goals.
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Michael September 12, 2019
· Ear Training · In studio
Really great stuff !!
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Ashleigh S. July 26, 2019
· Flute · In studio
It was only a first lesson but I can already tell I'm going to be taking more lessons with Daniel. He's very knowledgeable, patient, and dedicated. He detailed a specific plan for me to work on that isn't too rigid or boring, I'm looking forward to relearning the flute with him.
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Mark June 28, 2019
· Piano · In home
Great 1st lesson! Looking forward to continuing and learning more
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Daniel K.

Chicago, IL 60613
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About Cheryl S.

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Highland, IN

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Your trumpet lessons will be focused upon helping you reach your goals, learn trumpet technique, and explore music of interest to you taught by an experienced music teacher. Using a variety of resources, you will develop technique, musicianship, and knowledge of music theory, composition, music history, and world music. Studio concerts, family field trips, and workshops are offered throughout the year. I hold bachelors and masters degrees in music education as well as an Indiana Professional Educator License in Music. I have been teaching music lessons for 17 years. Contact me today to learn how I can help you reach your goals!

About Cheryl
Hello! My name is Cheryl, and I would be delighted to help you reach your music goals! Helping students learn how to play their instruments and develop a life-long appreciation of music are important to me. I hold bachelors and masters degrees in music education as well as an Indiana music teacher license. I have been recognized in the publications "Who's Who Among America's Teachers" and the Rancho Santa Margarita Patch as a "Whiz Biz". My teaching style is student-centered, goal-oriented, and fun. Lessons include technique development and repertoire. When selecting repertoire and method books, my students' and their parents' opinions are valued and considered.
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Jennifer February 9, 2018
· Clarinet · In studio
Cheryl is extremely knowledgeable in the field of music. We have been very pleased with all the lessons. She is very friendly and patient. My daughter looks forward to her lessons each week. Since my daughter has started taking lessons, she has improved greatly!
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Madison September 9, 2017
· Flute · In studio
Cheryl is a very friendly instructor. She has extensive knowledge in music and instruments. She is patient and willing to explain any questions you may have. I highly recommend Cheryl to anyone that is looking for an instructor.
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Jim June 30, 2017
· Saxophone · In studio
Very technique orinated. Will sign up for more lessons with her
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Cheryl S.

Highland, IN 46322
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About Jon N.

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Skokie, IL
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Wow! Trumpet rocks. It swings, it blows down doors. It plays soft, loud, and in-between. Let's do it. I've got terrific sound; how about you? I found a real fun thing; how about you?

About Jon
Jon N. was born and raised in Mexico City and is proudly an American citizen. He has been performing since the age of three, on several instruments, studying music since fourteen, and still takes lessons to this day. What's not to love?

He is proud to teach at all levels, including many professional musicians with master’s degrees, adult beginners, and of course, kids of all ages between 8 and 75.

They are encouraged to select the music they want to learn, so we have worked on classical music and original compositions, which I also coach, jazz, blues, pop, rock, the Great American Songbook, reggae, seven different kinds of Jewish music, and other ethnic music from all over the globe.

Frequently the younger students will request a tune I've never heard, but I magically transform the MP3 into a handwritten score at the student's l
evel. Example, one of my adult beginners wanted to play the big symphonic poem Scheherazade, and I wrote out the main tunes for easy piano.
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Jerilyn M. March 5, 2019
· Singing · In studio
I cannot study with Jon Novi because I cannot go to his house because I have a disability. He is a wonderful teacher. best, Jerilyn Miripol.
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Jerilyn February 12, 2019
· Singing · In home
He did not stress me. Has a relaxed attitude. Looking forward to receiving a composition book, or song book.
Glad I met him.
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Danny May 25, 2018
· Arrangement and Composition · In studio
Great instructor and very knowledgeable. Really wants to understand you to cater to your needs.
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Skokie, IL 60077
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About Allison G.

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Cincinnati, OH
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I have been teaching since 1989 and love every moment of it!

About Allison
I am a woodwind specialist with my primary instrument being the clarinet. But, I also teach beginning to intermediate strings, piano, and percussion. I also have experience with teaching and tutoring reading, Spanish, and Math because of my minor in Spanish and my MBA in Finance.
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Mae August 1, 2016
· Piano · In home
My first lesson in a long time! Allison is very nice and patient and we made great progress in just 45 minutes. Looking forward to my next lesson!
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About Matthew R.

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Elmwood Park, IL

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Frustrated by the physicality of the trumpet and looking to experience true freedom on the instrument?

I can help! I'm an internationally experienced professional musician with a lifelong history of teaching who's not afraid of 'problem cases'. I know my method works, because I tested it on myself first--and the proof of its efficacy is in my national and international touring career.

If you're hitting a wall in your technique or your embouchure, if you're looking to start out strong with no bad habits that will hang you up later, or if you're looking to expand your horizons beyond the conventional technique you know, call me.

In addition, you will be provided with a strong background in sight reading, technique, ear training, music theory, and improvisation while studying with me. I can't wait to help you with your goals, both long-term and short-term!

About Matthew
I'm a multi-instrumentalist and composer with two degrees earned concurrently from Indiana University--one a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the College of Arts and Sciences, the other a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from the internationally renowned Jacobs School of Music.

Upon arriving in Chicago, I have taken on a role as the Director of Music at Marquette Park, where I serve as something between an artist-in-residence and a band director. On occasion, I travel out to New York City to take part in the BMI Jazz Composers' Workshop.

My instrumental ability has allowed me to take professional tours both nationally and internationally as a sideman (Durand Jones and the Indications, Indiana Jazz Exchange), and my writing for large ensemble has been featured by multiple groups (Sean Imboden Large Ensemble, Liberation Music Coll
ective, BMI Jazz Composer's Orchestra). My acumen as an instructor and music director has allowed me to become the Director of Music at Marquette Park on Chicago's South Side, providing city-subsidized instruction to a largely under-served population.

I'm very passionate about helping people realize their own internal goals, no matter how far off those goals may seem. I already feel we can work together to help you achieve them, and we haven't even met yet! My mix of academic training, professional experience, and natural affability make the learning experience easy, stress-free and fun.

I can teach you how to:
1) play trumpet
2) play trombone
3) play drums
4) understand and internalize music theory
5) improvise, from absolute beginner-level to professional-tier tips and tricks
6) write music for all sizes of ensembles (solo singer-songwriter to 18-piece big band)

Styles I've got professional experience playing: rock, funk, soul, R&B, jazz (combo), jazz (big band), and classical.

Let's learn together!
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Tommy S. September 17, 2018
· Trombone · In home
Matt is so thorough and teaches our son with a lesson catered just to the way he learns. He is also very polite and prompt with correspondence, too! We love Matt!
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Brenden A. October 22, 2017
· Trombone · In home
Matt is prompt, organized, and professional. He has designed a teaching and practice regiment that will take our young student to the next level as a musician. I highly recommend Matt.
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chauncey J. September 24, 2017
· Trombone · In home
Very patient and detailed with my 13 year old son
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Matthew R.

Elmwood Park, IL 60707
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About Christine H.

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Chicago, IL
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I specialize in classical trumpet, beginning through advanced.

Lessons focus on:

Tone
Technique - development of flexibility and range
Repertoire - tailored to your specific interests. I specialize in classical trumpet, beginning through advanced.

I also stress the importance of standard repertoire which helps build specific skills on the trumpet.

About Christine
A native of Seattle, Christine began her musical studies as a classically-trained trumpet player, receiving her Bachelor's in Trumpet Performance from Indiana University. Moving to Chicago and collaborating with jazz colleagues led her to pursuing a master’s degree in vocal jazz. She was accepted into one of the nation’s leading jazz institutions, the University of North Texas. There she focused on her new passion for singing, honing her skills in piano, songwriting, arranging, and improvisation.

When she isn't performing, Christine has enjoyed teaching piano, voice, trumpet, and theory to students of all ages at such academies as Dallas School of Music, Frisco School of Music, and most recently, Piano Power, based in Chicago. Her greatest passion is helping students find their personal connection to music, and helping them develop the
technique and skills for self-expression. Whether through teaching self-accompanying, facilitating original composition, arranging music, or using existing songs, Christine leads her students to their goals in practical, attainable ways, by instilling creative and effective practice habits.

Christine specializes in contemporary vocal styles - jazz, pop, R&B and singer-songwriter, country and contemporary worship music and uses her extensive experience to teach technique, artistry and lyric interpretation in these styles.
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Christine is awesome!
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Christine H.

Chicago, IL 60647
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About Bill D.

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Glenview, IL

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My lessons create a fun and motivational learning environment that promotes goal setting, good habits, positive self esteem based on tangible accomplishments, and an appreciation for the rewards of diligence and perseverance.

My services include music lessons in trumpet, jazz improvisation, music theory, jazz theory, and audition preparation.

I am currently the Principal Trumpeter in the Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra, Assistant Principal Trumpet with the Grant Park Summer Music Festival Orchestra, Principal Trumpet with the Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra, and former Assistant Principal Trumpet with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. I have performed with the Chicago Symphony and Milwaukee Symphony.

I Hold a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the University of South Carolina and I am a certified band director with 5 years band directing experience.

I particularly enjoy audition coaching, having won three international symphony orchestra auditions myself. My students have jobs ...

About Bill
Bill is in his sixth season as Principal Trumpet with the Lyric Opera of Chicago and his third season as Assistant Principal Trumpet with the Grant Park Summer Music Festival Orchestra. He was a member of the trumpet faculty at DePaul University for five years and has presented performances and masterclasses at Northwestern, Roosevelt, and Northern Illinois Universities. Bill frequently performs as Principal Trumpet with the Chicago Philharmonic

Orchestra and has appeared with the Chicago Symphony and the Milwaukee Symphony. He has also performed works in numerous chamber ensembles in the Chicago area including Walton’s Fa- cade with the Dempster Street Pro-Musica Chamber Ensemble, Bach’s 2nd Brandenberg Concerto and Poulenc’s le Bal Masque for WFMT radio’s Summer Rush Hour concerts. In 2014 Bill was featured as guest soloist with the
Sibiu Philharmonic in Sibiu Romania. More recently he performed as guest soloist at the National Brass Band Competition Gala Concert.
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Pete August 5, 2019
· Trumpet · In studio
I feel fortunate to have Bill as my teacher. Bill is an outstanding player and teacher. I have been able to progress far faster with lessons with Bill than I could on my own.
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Chandler April 22, 2019
· Trumpet · Online
When Bill was my band director over a decade ago, he was the best music teacher I'd had at that point. After reconnecting with him and having him work with me on my techniques more recently as an adult player, that opinion still stands very strongly. He has a wonderful way of phrasing things that help you just "get it," and has expert advice from everything from fundamentals and helping you achieve your best sound, to more advanced techniques such as double and triple tonguing.
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Rolando April 13, 2019
· Trumpet · Online
Bill is a great pedagogue and a fabulous trumpet player! Thank you for the great information!
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Bill D.

Glenview, IL 60025
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About Noe M.

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Chicago, IL
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I graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in 2017 with a Bachelors in Trumpet Performance. Trumpet is my passion and I love sharing that passion with people who want to learn! I have a background in voice and piano, which I have been studying for 15 years, in addition to teaching music theory and private lessons to students ages 5-18. I love working with musicians of all ages and experience levels to help them reach their full potential! Send me a message to learn more!

About Noe
I am a jazz trumpet player originally from Austin, TX. I graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in 2017 with a Bachelors in Trumpet Performance. I love working with kids and adults who want to deepen their understanding of music or music performance and am excited about teaching with Take Lessons!

As a trumpet teacher, students could expect to be introduced to classical trumpet techniques and/or jazz, if interested. I also have experience teaching voice, piano and music theory and use this knowledge to bolster my knowledge of trumpet technique.

As a young musician, I am a part of number of groups and ensembles in addition to a horn collective. I love playing live music and have a specific interest in hip hop and R&B. In addition to trumpet, I also love music production and making beats and would love to explore that with stude
nts if interested!
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Noe M.

Chicago, IL 60647
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$50 / 30-min

About Adam B.

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Are you interesting in be able to reach for the stars or the high note you cant play yet
Well let me share with you how this brass players does it, i will show you from the ground up how to prepare your self how to commit your self to getting the most out of your practice time how to build and grow as a trumpet player
and most of all how to just have fun playing great music

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April 18, 2019

Letter of Recommendation for Adam B.
​Impact beyond measure on the Supernova International Ska Festival

As I was preparing to launch the 2017 Supernova International Ska Festival in Virginia in May
2017, I received a Facebook message from Adam B. Little did I know that this simple
message would take my festival from
great to unforgettable.

Adam is an legend in the ska world and
has played with bands such as The
Specials in the UK and The Toasters in
the United States. Adam reached out on
Facebook to ask if it would be possible to
play trumpet for a 60th anniversary show
for Derrick Morgan, one of the founders
of ska in the late 1950s. It’s impossible to
overstate how excited Mr. Morgan was to have Adam as part of his show.

The 2017 festival included 35 ska bands from all over the
world, but it was Adam who single
handedly stole the show. He played with a dozen bands throughout the weekend as artists
sought him out to join them onstage. This impromptu collaboration caught on as other musicians
followed Adam’s lead and it became the Supernova signature style.

After this festival, Adam became re energized and launched a new band called Adam B. and the Vershons. We jumped at the chance to send him our first offer for the 2018
festival which built on the success from 2017. I cannot recommend Adam enough. Not only is
he one of the best trumpet players in the world, but he is also one of the kindest musicians that
we have ever come across.
Tim Receveur
Executive Director
Supernova International Ska Festival
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Adam B.

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