Michael Valasek

Trumpet Artist

Michael Valasek

Michael Valasek

Concert/Clinic Artist

Instrument Specs

  • Model: G2-Bb
  • Body: .462
  • Bell: K21B
  • Tuning Slide: Standard
  • Leadpipe: D4

Artist Comments

"Edwards approach to customizing the horn to match the individual is truly the best for any professional or serious trumpet player. Moving to the Edwards trumpet is one of the best moves I have made in my career. I love playing on the horn. It provides great depth and color in the sound and an accurate center of pitch, especially in the upper register. The service from Edwards has been outstanding."

Michael Valasek graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and has taught band at Lake Geneva's Brookwood, Woods and Traver schools. He has performed throughout the United States at venues such as the Playboy Club in Lake Geneva and The Tropicana in Las Vegas.

Mike has performed with such notable acts as The Supremes, The Lettermen, Frankie Avalon and The Beach Boys. He is also a member of the Renaissance Brass. As owner of Allstar Entertainment, an International Talent Agency, Mike books national acts and celebrities throughout the US, Asia, Europe and the Caribbean. He also provides entertainers for weddings and private parties in the Milwaukee area.

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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

Graham Ashton

"If you are looking for a C trumpet that has a clear, round sound with incredible intonation, then have Edwards make you a copy of the horn Christan made for me: Generation II C with a reverse Bb leadpipe. No more cross fingerings for Db,D,Eb or E and the top C and D slots right in. I've now used it in a range of repertoire from Berio's Sequenza X to Poulenc's Trio to 1st trumpet in Strauss' Alpine Symphony. I also played it on the latest Graham Ashton Brass Ensemble cd for Signum Records (London). It really is a sensational horn. Go try it!"

Graham Ashton
Professor of Trumpet/Chair of Brass, Purchase College, State University of New York