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

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

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