Craig Konicek

Trumpet Artist

Craig Konicek

Craig Konicek

Educator, Freelance Musician

Instrument Specs

  • Model: G3X-Bb
  • Body: .462
  • Bell: K22
  • Tuning Slide: Oval
  • Leadpipe: D5

Artist Comments

"I have played many horns as a professional trumpet player - including horns of fellow players - and I feel that the Gen X is the best horn out there today. From the first 3 or 4 notes I played on it, I knew something was different about this horn. It was not only the ease of playing it but the sound is... just better. This horn makes it fun to play trumpet. I play a variety of styles, including lead trumpet, cornet solos, concertos, jazz, etc., and the Gen X allows me to do it all on one horn and have a great time doing it."

Links

  • None listed
  • BAA & BM - University of Minnesota Duluth
  • MM - University of North Texas
  • Lead Trumpet - Walt Disney World - 5 years
    Soloist and Clinician - junior high, high school and college marching bands, symphonic bands, orchestras and jazz bands
  • 8 years college teaching experience
  • Performance credits - Temptations, 4 Tops, Andy Williams, Tony Bennett, Harry Connick Jr., Johnny Mathis, Natalie Cole
  • Recordings with many artists including Ellis Marcellis, Lou Marini, Lou Soloff, and an album with wife Jaclyn (Trumpet and Voice)and the NTSU 1 O'Clock Lab Band, 2 years

Latest Blog Post

Auditor Spots Available for 2017 Alessi Seminar

Edwards has had the pleasure to be involved with the Alessi Seminar since it’s inception. In that time, we’ve attended seminars in Nyack, Albuquerque, Tuscaloosa, and Eugene. This year’s seminar is once again being held in Eugenem Oregon, and while the Participants and Fellows classes are full, auditor spots are still available. Attending the Alessi […] more ››

In Their Own Words

Leonard Candelaria

"The construction and the workmanship of Edwards trumpets are outstanding. The valves, made by parent company Getzen, are superb and are generally regarded as the smoothest in the industry. The modular design of the Gen II and Gen X trumpets allows the player to evaluate different individual components (bells, leadpipes, and valve groups of both bore sizes, .460" and .462" inches) without changing the entire instrument. This helps eliminate much of the confusion players encounter when trying to assess the subtle differences in playing qualities between components and makes it truly possible for one to custom fit a trumpet to their particular needs."

Leonard Candelaria
Professor of Trumpet, University of Alabama-Birmingham