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

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In Their Own Words

Ronnie Ingle

"My recent change to the Edwards Gen3X Bb trumpet has proven to be the single best move I have made in my entire career! This trumpet simply has the most superior combination of balance, slotting, stability of pitch, and tone color I have ever encountered as a professional trumpeter. I arrived at the exact sound I wanted as a result of being able to choose from very specific component parts (bells, leadpipes, bracings, tuning slides, and even types of screws). This was done with the help of a staff that is the most knowledgeable and friendly in the business, a hallmark of the Edwards Instrument Company that sets them apart from the rest.

"It is such a joy to communicate through the trumpet with the feeling that there is nothing about the instrument itself standing in the way, and to know that the extreme demands of modern trumpet playing can be met with this wonderful instrument."

Ronnie Ingle
Professor, University of North Dakota