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

David Taylor’s Winter News

David Taylor has a few things happening this winter. First, he and his Calithumpians (Ron Stabinsky, Moppa Elliot, and Kevin Shea) will be at Roulette on December 7. This concert is presented by Interpretations and will include Dave’s Big Stories for a Small Group. Roulette is at 509 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn. There are musicians in this […] 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