Trumpet instruction is available from two accomplished musicians. To arrange for classes, please contact us for more information.
Jason is a graduate of Rockledge High School and the University of North Florida where he earned a BA in Jazz Performance/Jazz Studies. While at UNF Jason was featured as both a jazz soloist and lead trumpet with the acclaimed UNF Jazz Ensemble. His extensive credits include performances with Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra Jr. and as a Musical Director and Solo Trumpet for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.
Mr. Kuntz has been a member of the Brevard Symphony Orchestra since 1972. He has also performed with a number of other orchestras in Florida including the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, The Bach Festival Orchestra in Winter Park and the Space Coast Pops Orchestra. Mr. Kuntz has performed on stage with a number of notable musicians including Izhak Perlman, Roberta Peters, Doc Severinsen and Dave Brubeck. Mr. Kuntz has also appeared as a soloist playing the Vivaldi Concerto for Two Trumpets with the Brevard Symphony Orchestra and the Gainesville Chamber Orchestra.
From the screaming sound of Maynard Ferguson leading his big band to the pure, crystalline tone of Maurice Andre and burning jazz sounds of Clifford Brown, no instrument can match the incredible versatility of the trumpet. No matter what type of music you favor The Horn Section has a trumpet for you! We feature the most popular professional instruments in the world made by Bach, Yamaha, Getzen and Carol Brass.
Selecting the proper mouthpiece is a critical step in optimizing your performance. It is extremely important to remember that each individual player has a unique set of variables that will affect their mouthpiece choice. A player should never choose a mouthpiece because it works well for someone else! We encourage players to come to the store and try a selection of mouthpieces to find what works best for them. We feature mouthpieces by GRTechnology, Stork, Yamaha, Schilke and Bach.
Trumpet players are able to get an incredible variety of sounds partly due to the various mutes that are available for them. We currently have in stock many different style straight, cup and harmon mutes. They are from makers like Humes and Berg, Tom Crown, Denis Wick and TrumCor.
The Horn Section also features an excellent selection of music for the beginning through advanced player. Method books like the Arban’s Complete Conservatory Method, St. Jacome’s Grand Method, Rubank’s Advanced Method, Musical Calisthenics for Brass and many others. We also stock many of the Jamey Aebersold Jazz Play-Along series as well as books by Bobby Shew, Ramon Ricker, Jerry Bergonzi and others. The new play-along series by Hal Leonard has been gaining in popularity as have the “Jazz Conception” series by Jim Snidero
If you are a trumpet player you have found a home at The Horn Section! Please give us a call if you need more information or have any questions. In the mean time we have listed some of our favorite trumpet related web sites below. Enjoy!