J.D. Chaisson

Trumpet Artist

J.D. Chaisson

J.D. Chaisson

Pittsburgh Freelance Artist

Instrument Specs

  • Model: G2-Bb
  • Body: .462
  • Bell: M22B
  • Tuning Slide: Standard
  • Leadpipe: D2 Silver

Artist Comments

"The staff at Edwards helped me take the guessing game out of finding the horn for me. Being able to try different components of a trumpet and craft a horn that truly meets the sound I could hear in my head is priceless."

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J.D. Chaisson is a Pittsburgh based freelance trumpet player. Though originally from the New England area, J.D. chose to attend Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA) where he completed his bachelor's and master's degrees in Jazz Performance. While at Duquesne, J.D. studied with Sean Jones and Mike Tomaro. Currenly, J.D. is one of the most sought after trumpet players in the Pittsburgh area. He is first call for many studio sessions, travels nationally with the Pittsburgh based horn section, The Steeltown Horns, and is the lead trumpet player for the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra.

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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