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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Graham Ashton

"If you are looking for a C trumpet that has a clear, round sound with incredible intonation, then have Edwards make you a copy of the horn Christan made for me: Generation II C with a reverse Bb leadpipe. No more cross fingerings for Db,D,Eb or E and the top C and D slots right in. I've now used it in a range of repertoire from Berio's Sequenza X to Poulenc's Trio to 1st trumpet in Strauss' Alpine Symphony. I also played it on the latest Graham Ashton Brass Ensemble cd for Signum Records (London). It really is a sensational horn. Go try it!"

Graham Ashton
Professor of Trumpet/Chair of Brass, Purchase College, State University of New York