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Oklahoma State Brass Day to Feature James Markey (Cancelled)

Monday, January 10th, 2011

UPDATE: This event has been cancelled due to inclement weather. The OSU brass faculty hopes to bring Jim Markey, Adam Unsworth and Vince DiMartino to Stillwater at a later date.

The third annual Oklahoma State University Brass Day will take place on Saturday, February 5, 2011, and will feature James Markey, New York Philharmonic bass trombonist; Adam Unsworth, University of Michigan horn profressor; and Vince DiMartino, international trumpet soloist. All three will present masterclasses and perform.

There will also be performances by the OSU brass faculty (including Edwards artist Paul Compton), trombone ensembles, horn ensembles, low brass ensembles, trumpet ensembles, wind ensemble and guest participant ensembles.

OSU Brass Day

Please Clean Your Instrument

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

In college, I had a friend that played a Bach 42B that smelled like death. It just about knocked me out when I got near the thing in wind ensemble rehearsals. We made fun of the guy for it, but it may not have been a laughing matter. According to a study released in Chest magazine and reported on ABC News, wind musicians, “may unknowingly inhale mold and bacteria from their instruments, which may lead to the development of hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP).”

Doctors say that even though these results aren’t shocking, they aren’t very common. Regardless, clean your horn before it starts breeding Sea Monkeys and Chia Forests. Need more incentive? Take a look at this…

UPDATE: NPR has posted an article that provides more information on Scott Bean, the unnamed trombonist in the ABC News article.

Trombone Shorty News

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Troy Andrews, aka Trombone Shorty, is certainly making a name for himself. A few years ago, he was featured on an episode of the NBC series Studio Sixty on the Sunset Strip. He is appearing on the HBO series Treme (Andrews grew up in the famous neighborhood). And his latest CD, Backatown, is getting attention from publications like Entertainment Weekly and USA Today.

Starting at 3 pm (Eastern US daylight time) today, you can hear an interview with Andrews on NPR’s On Point. Check it out, and then buy his CD!

Backatown

Update: We just received artwork of Troy and his Edwards Gen3X Trumpet to be featured on the sides of Canal St. streetcars in New Orleans through May 15.

Troy Andrews

Where Can You Get an Edwards?

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Well, at www.edwards-instruments.com or Dillon Music or Washington Music.

Or at our upcoming trade shows.

Up next is the Texas Music Educators Association annual convention in San Antonio. TMEA is a huge event and this year I’m bringing a lot of horns (along with a few that only a handful of people have ever played). Be sure to stop by our booth to take part in some beta tests! It’s my goal to show you that our horns are best in your hands being used to create music and further yourself as a musician.

After TMEA we’ll be attending the National Trumpet Competition and Eastern Trombone Workshop in March. Trumpet players will be able to play test our new Eb (the one that’s been in development for three or so years). It’s actually been done for quite some time now, but we were finalizing a few small details before putting it into production.

Christan

Another Audition, Another Edwards Artist Wins

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

We’re thrilled to announce another audition win for an Edwards artist. Nathan Zgonc, formerly of the San Antonio Symphony and currently serving as principal trombonist in the Utah Symphony, won the principal position in the Vancouver Symphony this past Sunday. He recently was a finalist for the associate principal job in the New York Philharmonic. Nathan performs on the new Alessi T396-A and is an all-around swell guy.

New US Edwards Dealers

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

If you live on the east coast of the US, you now have more options for play testing our instruments. We’ve recently decided to put our horns into two retail outlets: Washington Music in Wheaton, Maryland, and Dillon Music in Woodbridge, NJ.

We chose to partner with these two stores because we feel they will offer the highest level of support during and after the sale. Please call ahead to make a fitting appointment so you can be sure they will have everything you need in their inventory. We’re looking forward to working with Washington and Dillon to help you find your perfect Edwards.

Washington Music
11151 Veirs Mill Road
Wheaton, MD 20902
phone: 301-946-8808
fax: 301-933-4438
web: www.wmcworld.com
email: sales@chucklevins.com

Dillon Music
325 Fulton Street
Woodbridge, NJ 07095
phone: 732-634-3399
fax: 732-634-4932
web: www.dillonmusic.com

Edwards Delivery Times

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

It’s not often we can deliver an instrument within a month’s time. But we can do just that after we recently hired more help. We are now at the point where we can deliver a trombone in 1-2 weeks if the bell is in stock. Trumpets take just a week or two longer.

This isn’t likely to last as we’ll get an influx of orders once school starts. Call me at 800.562.6838 to talk about options.

Paul Tynan Releases CD

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Bicoastal CollectivePaul Tynan released Bicoastal Collective: Chapter One on OA2 Records on February 17. He co-led this project with baritone saxophonist Aaron Lington.

Order it from Amazon.com

The brainchild of Nova Scotia-based trumpeter Paul Tynan and baritone saxophonist Aaron Lington from the San Francisco Bay Area, the Bicoastal Collective is a select grouping of musicians from across the U.S and Canada, culled from friends and colleagues they met in the late ’90s during their days at the University of North Texas. The set of ten original swinging and far-reaching compositions stretches the sonic possibilities of the 10-piece band to imply a big band while maintaining an organic, improvisational small group feel. Chapter One features pianist Stefan Karlsson and trombonist Wayne Wallace and is the first installment of what should prove to be an interesting and entertaining story.

Musicians:

John Worley, trumpet
A Bay Area mainstay and one of the most seasoned studio musicians in Northern California.

Wayne Wallace, trombone
Another Bay Area mainstay and a former member of Joe Henderson’s big band. Recently had a nice article written about him in Downbeat Magazine (about 7-8 months ago, I believe).

Bobby Selvaggio, alto sax
Cleveland saxophonist who records on Playscape records and recently received 3.5 stars from Downbeat for an album he recorded with Kenny Werner.

Tom Luer, tenor sax
Los Angeles-based saxophonist who works frequently with Kim Richmond, Bill Holman, and recently got off the road from a tour with Queen Latifa.

Aaron Lington, bari sax
Bay Area baritone saxophonist and composer who was listed as a “Rising Star” in the Baritone Saxophone category of the Downbeat Magazines 55th Annual Critic’s Poll and was a winner of the Sammy Nestico Composition Competition.

Kevin Brunkhorst, guitar
Fantastic guitarist: as much at home with straight-ahead playing as he is with textural playing. He currently teaches jazz guitar at St. Francis Xavier Univeristy in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Stefan Karlsson, piano
Longtime pianist for Eddie Gomez, Stefan is the jazz piano instructor at the famed jazz studies program at the University of North Texas.

John Shifflett, bass
Another Bay Area mainstay who is a veteran studio musician and frequently tours and records with pianist and two-time Grammy nominee Taylor Eigsti.

Stockton Helbing, drums
A major talent, Stockton was most recently the drummer and musical director for the late Maynard Ferguson.

Amada Waterkey Overhaul

Friday, February 20th, 2009

Ron explains how to maintain an Amado waterkey:

Trumpet Lever Waterkey Overhaul

Friday, February 20th, 2009

In this video, Ron provides instructions on maintaining a trumpet lever waterkey:

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