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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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

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