Shawn McKenzie

Co-Owner, and half of http://www.thebrasscellar.com in Canada (was also the owner of http://www.trumpetgear.co.nz in New Zealand)

I’ve played trumpet for the last 15+ or so years and have had the pleasure to play for the following bands: OJA Big Band (Okinawa Jazz Assocation), Superhornkers (Okinawa), Queen City Big Band (NZ) & NZ Youth Jazz Orchestra plus many others.

I’m currently residing in the city of Vancouver, B.C., Canada

My own  current instruments (updated Sept 2015)


Couesnon Flugel


Handcraft Imperial Large Bore Bb Trumpet

Handcraft Committee Medium Bore Bb Trumpet

Handcraft Committee Bb Cornet

Deluxe Committee C Trumpet

Custom Committee /Eb Trumpet


Standard Bb


Wedge:  Gabriel 24 rim with a variety of backbore combinations
Al Cass:  1-28 & Diz Cup trumpet & #2 Flugel

I respond to most questions and queries in relation to my blog and love chatting about trumpets.

Trumpet Players I listen to a lot (in no particular order) : Clifford Brown, Lee Morgan. Miles Davis, Bobby Shew, Chris Botti, Clark Terry, Roy Hargrove, Wynton Marsalis, Kenny Dorham, Nicolas Payton, Hikari Ichihara, Arturo Sandoval, Rafael Mendez, Rick Braun