About

Author:

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:

Couesnon Flugel

Martins:

Handcraft Imperial Large Bore Bb Trumpet

Handcraft Committee Medium Bore Bb Trumpet

Handcraft Committee Bb Cornet

Deluxe Committee C Trumpet

Custom Committee /Eb Trumpet

Scodwell:

Standard Bb

Mouthpieces:

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