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Arturo Sandoval

He is one of the most dynamic and vivacious live performers of our time, and has been seen by millions at the Oscars, at the Grammy Awards, and the Billboard Awards.

Arturo Sandoval reaches beyond the scope of mere effort. His struggles while in Cuba and since his defection have given him more energy and strength, urging him to accomplish and surpass his childhood dreams.
Filled with a virtuoso capability, he desires nothing more than to share his gift with others who feel the same intense adoration for music as he does.

One frequently speaks of Arturo Sandoval’s virtuoso technical ability or his specialty in high notes, but he who has seen him on the piano, lyrically improvising a ballad, or has had the opportunity to enjoy the diversity of his music, through his compositions from the most straight ahead jazz, Latin jazz or classical, knows that Arturo Sandoval is a prominent musician, and one recognizes that Arturo is one of the most brilliant, multifaceted and renowned musicians of our time.

Steve Dillard

Steve's first love has always been playing trumpet. He maintains a busy playing schedule and is enjoying a professional performance career spanning over 50 years.
In 1998 Steve launched HornTrader.Com. At that time Steve was the first and possibly the only trumpet retailer on the World Wide Web.
Also, Steve brings extensive professional experience to (Bach, Conn Selmer). Not only has he spent many years in the trumpet manufacturing industry working with Benge and Calicchio, he is also a very active freelance trumpet player.
Since owning and operating HornTrader.com he has come to be one of the primary sellers of Professional pre-owned and vintage horns on the internet. He is well known in many countries throughout the world and his site is visited by thousands each month. Using the HornTrader platform and the modern technology of SKYPE and FaceTime, Steve maintains a busy teaching studio over the World Wide Web. His unique teaching style has helped Beginning, Come Back, and Professional trumpeters around the globe.

Alexis Baro

Alexis Baro was born into a musical family in Havana, Cuba. Classically trained, he took up the trumpet at the age of age 8 and completed his musical education receiving a teaching certification at the prestigious Amadeo Roldán Music Conservatory in Havana.

While in school he became a member of the Buena Vista Social Club super star Omara Portuondo's band, and later at the age of 19 played lead trumpet for the National Radio and Television Orchestra.After moving to Toronto, Canada in 2001, he was discovered by iconic Canadian jazz drummer Archie Alleyne where he florished as a writer and performer for eight years as a member of the Canadian award winning 'hard-bop" band Kollage. As a band member he was nominated for “Best Jazz Trumpeter” by the Canadian National Jazz Awards in the years 2006, 2007, and 2008.

Baro has participated in more than 80 albums and can be heard as a feature solist on some of the most transcendent Latin albums made in Canada such as Hilario Duran’s Grammy Award nominated album “From The Heart”.He has performed with such artists as Nikky Yanofsky, David Foster, Michael Bubble, Paul Anka, Danilo Perez, John Patitucci, Brian Blade, Paquito d' Rivera, Jimmy Bosch, Miguel Zenon, Hilario Duran, Robi Botos, Jesus Alemaney & Cubanismo, David Virelles, Andrea Boccelli, Gino Vanelli, Esthero, David Rudder, Juan de Marco & The Afro-Cuban All Stars, and Horacio "el negro" Hernandez.Highlights in his solo career include opening for Herbie Hancock, and tours of South America and the West Indies. He’s released six albums as a solo artist “Havana Banana”, “From the Other Side”, “Blue Skin”, “Guilty Pleasure” ( Gold Medal “Global Music Award), "Sugar Rush" and his Juno Award Nominated 2018 release "Sandstorm".


John Eth

「At this time I play CarolBrass instruments. My trumpet is a CarolBrass model CTR-5060H-GSS. It is silver plated with a sterling silver lead pipe. I find that this instruments sound is versatile enough to play all the different styles of music without being to bright or to dark.」

A native of Phoenix, AZ, John started playing trumpet in the 4th grade. Even at an early age, many considered him a natural for the trumpet. In elementary school John played first chair trumpet in all of his music endeavors. John was also selected first chair Allstate in Orchestra and Band in high school. He then received a music scholarship to Arizona State University where he also played first chair in their Concert band, Orchestra and Jazz Band. After finishing College, John toured with a Rock and Roll band playing throughout the mid-west including Las Vegas. His vast array of trumpet skills has won him praise from many, including famous trumpeter Bobby Shew. 2011 has been a great year. John have been playing in Broadway Musical Productions and been performing with a number of top 40 groups. He just finished recording sound tracks for a pilot children's show for television titled "Hotel Balderdash".


Jim Bohm

Buffalo, New York based trumpeter Jim Bohm began his musical training in his hometown of Clarence, New York and continued on to study at the State University of New York at Fredonia.

As a professional musician, Jim is a skilled performer who prides himself on his ability to cover a wide range of musical styles. Equally comfortable as a backing musician or band member, Jim has worked with national artists including Aretha Franklin, the Temptations, Four Tops, Gino Vanelli, Frankie Vallie, and the Scintas. In addition, Jim regularly works as a sideman with many local acts in the Western New York Region.

Jim has produced and performed on the releases "Soundstorm" from the Dave Steven’s Big Band, "Live" from neo-soul singer Nikki Hicks, and his own jazz CD "My Funny Valentine," from the Bohm Witman Project. Current projects include the Winelight Band, the Winelight Duo with keyboardist/singer Dave Calire, Tiger Chung Lee, The Dreaming Tree tribute to Dave Mathews, and as a for-hire union musician.

Jim is a proud performing artist and home dealer for CarolBrass, playing Carol Brass CTR-7660L-GSS-Bb-SL and CTR-5284L-YLT trumpets, and a Carol Brass CFL-7200-GSS-Bb-SL Legend flugelhorn. Jim's trumpet mouthpiece is a Spiri 3C-6 and his flugelhorn mouthpieces are a Best Brass 5M and a Michael Brand Groove mouthpiece.

Tommy Bridges

Tommy Bridges, a child prodigy in jazz music started his career early with the Hollywood Elite. At age 13, he performed alongside famed actor George Segal and actor Conrad Janis of the ‘Mork and Mindy’ TV show, with the Beverly Hills unlisted jazz band at the 1978 Sacramento Jazz festival. This jazz festival featured a young Tommy Bridges on Cornet and young Molly Ringwald as a jazz vocalist. He recorded his first trad jazz jazz album at age 14 on Delmark Records in Chicago, and won the number 7 spot in the Billboard magazine jazz chart in 1980. This same record also had Louis Armstrong’s famed drummer Barrett Deems on it, who played in the 1956 MGM film ‘High Society’ along with Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and Grace Kelly with the fabulous Hollywood music score by Cole Porter.
Tommy played the role of young Bix Beiderbecke in the 1978 PLAYBOY JAZZ label film, ‘Ain’t none of them play it like him yet’ about the early jazz legend, who died at Age 28. Hugh Hefner bought the Canadian made film as he loved early Chicago jazz history. The film also starred the famous composer Hoagy Carmichael, the composer of ‘Stardust’ and ‘Georgia on my Mind,’ and ‘Skylark.’

Originally, from the midwest, Bridges relocated to Upstate New York, where the Hollywood connections ran deep; He performed for the famous Baldwin brothers, Alec, Steven, Danny, Billy and Kim Basinger at the Hotel Syracuse; and also for Robert De Niro, Richard Gere, Grace Jones, composer Jimmy Van Heusen, the Jackie Coogan family, and for casino mogul Steve Wynn, of Las Vegas, and numerous others. In 1981, he appeared at the Kool/Newport Jazz festival at age 16, the youngest ever to appear at the time. His band, the Tommy Bridges Jazz Quartet, which has upwards of 61,000 Facebook followers, performs at 80 regional and national events per year. His music is a mix of classic Jazz Standards, Big Band, the Rat Pack, Bossa Nova’s and Samba’s from Brazil. He performs on both Piano and Trumpet.

Bill Colletti

Bill is a Professional Multi-instrumentalist/Recording Artist and has been performing since 1978.  His primary instruments are the Flugelhorn & Trumpet, Valve Trombone, Piano, Guitar and Vocals.  His versatility is demonstrated throughout many musical genres such as Jazz, Latin, Big Band, Pop, Orchestral and Broadway musicals. 
Bill has performed with Grammy award winning and top Contempory/Smooth jazz artists including Dave Koz, Peter White, Marc Antoine, Oli Silk, Terry Wollman & Walle Larrson to name a few.  His first all original music CD "Be on the Light" was released January 29, 2019 and is featured on XM/Sirius satellite radio, Spotify, Pandora, Amazon, YouTube as well as streaming radio stations world wide.  In addition, Bill is a Composer, Producer and Recording Engineer.

Bill was the featured trumpet/flugelhorn player on Spanish Latin Contemporary Jazz Artist Arturo Romay's album entitled "Jumping With Joy."

Bill is a full time Musician with a Degree in Computer Science and owns and operates Kay L. A. Recording Studio in Naples, FL.  Bill performs regularly at local theaters, restaurants & clubs.

Bill is a home dealer for CarolBrass and has customized our horns to his unique specifications and finishing as can be found in our “BC” Signature models:


Benny Benack III

By age 28, trumpeter and singer Benny Benack III has proven to be a rare talent: not only a fiery trumpet player with a stirring command of the postbop trumpet vernacular in the vein of Kenny Dorham and Blue Mitchell, but also a singer with a sly, mature, naturally expressive delivery in the post-Sinatra mold, performing standards and his own astute songs with a thrilling sense of showmanship.  His superb intonation and bracing virtuosity enable him to handle astounding feats of originally composed vocalese (complex solos with written lyrics). And he’s a highly capable pianist as well.

​Benny performs widely as a frontman for Postmodern Jukebox, the vintage music collective famed for canny old-school covers of modern pop.  In early 2020, he released A Lot of Livin’ to Do, the follow-up to his well-received 2017 debut album, One of a Kind.  This sophomore effort, richly varied in mood and brimming with bop inflection, features bassist extraordinaire Christian McBride and drummer/producer Ulysses Owens, Jr., as well as the radiant Takeshi Ohbayashi on piano and Rhodes.

​Benny’s been showcased in international headliner tours at Jazz at Lincoln Center Shanghai, JALC’s “NY Jazz All-Stars” (Mexico) and extensively all over Asia and Europe.  He has headlined domestic tours around the U.S. including the Vail Jazz Party, Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival, Pittsburgh JazzLive International, the Vancouver Jazz Festival and the Summer Solstice Jazz Festival in East Lansing, MI, to name a few.  Benny's been featured at Birdland, Mezzrow, Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle and other leading New York venues.  Alongside his work as a leader, he has played in the house band for NBC’s “Maya & Marty,” and appeared as a trumpet soloist across genres with the Christian McBride Big Band, Diplo/Major Lazer, Ann Hampton Callaway, Melissa Errico, Josh Groban, Ben Folds, fashion icon Isaac Mizrahi and more.

​Benny was a 2014 finalist in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Trumpet Competition, and winner of the 2011 Carmine Caruso International Trumpet Competition.  He is highly sought after as a clinician and educator, leading workshops for Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Jazz for Young People program, as well as the New York Youth Symphony’s Education department.  In 2020 he will lead a panel at the annual Jazz Congress on Audience Engagement, together with Christian McBride, Marilyn Maye and Veronica Swift.

​Third in a generational line of Pittsburgh jazz notables, Benny follows in the footsteps of his trumpeter/bandleader grandfather, Benny Benack, Sr. (1921-86), and his father Benny Benack, Jr., a saxophonist/clarinetist who gave the young Benny his first professional experience.  Benny, Sr. hailed from a Pittsburgh lineage that also produced Roy Eldridge, Earl Hines, Art Blakey, Billy Strayhorn and so many more. He recorded the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 1960 theme song “Beat ’Em Bucs” and toured with Tommy Dorsey and Raymond Scott, among others.  Benny III returns to Pittsburgh often to perform, saluting his family forebears and the jazz heritage as a whole, nonetheless staking his bold and highly individual artistic claim.

Benny Benack III endorses P. Mauriat Trumpets, Torpedo Bag Cases, CarolBrass Flugelhorn and X-Suit Menswear.