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.

Latest Blog Post

Auditor Spots Available for 2017 Alessi Seminar

Edwards has had the pleasure to be involved with the Alessi Seminar since it’s inception. In that time, we’ve attended seminars in Nyack, Albuquerque, Tuscaloosa, and Eugene. This year’s seminar is once again being held in Eugenem Oregon, and while the Participants and Fellows classes are full, auditor spots are still available. Attending the Alessi […] 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