J.D. Chaisson

Pittsburgh Freelance Artist

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. Currently, 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.

"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."

J.D. Chaisson