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

Working with You

Yesterday I was working with a young musician the age of 17 and I was reminded of why I do what I do. Getting to hear and help talented musicians of all ages has it’s rewards. Not only was the father ecstatic that his son sounded better than he ever had, the scholarship auditions are […] more ››

In Their Own Words

Craig Konicek

"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."

Craig Konicek
Educator, Freelance Musician