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.

Latest Blog Post

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

William Takacs

"I made the decision to switch to Edwards Trumpets after playing on them at a conference where numerous different instrument manufacturers were present. I played many horns that day, but I kept coming back to the Edwards table as I couldn't get over how great their horns played. It was the smoothest sounding, most free blowing horn I had ever tried. I love the valves on this trumpet!

"Edwards has established a very respectable reputation in the trombone world, and I think that before long, their trumpets will match or surpass the popularity of their trombones. I am extremely proud and honored to be affiliated with Edwards Trumpets."

William Takacs
Assistant Professor, West Texas A&M University