I am currently playing a 1948 Martin Committee Model trumpet and a Yamaha YFH-631 flugelhorn. Both my trumpet and flugelhorn mouthpieces are custom made by Giardinelli, New York and Greg Black Mouthpieces, West Orange, New Jersey. On occasion I also play a Yamaha YTR-634 trumpet and a Benge 3X trumpet, both from the 1970's.
While in high school in Syracuse, New York two individuals, my high school band director Burt Dunlap and Jazz drummer George Reed, taught me that the study of music, and Jazz improvisation in particular, requires dedication. Years later, in my studies with Jack Walrath and Joe Solomon, I have learned that the study of music is a life long journey best taken slowly. What is learned during this journey must be shared with your peers and passed on to the next generation. Therefore, I am offering the following services to anyone who may be interested...
Private lessons are available on trumpet, Jazz improvisation and composition/arranging
The Bill Stevens Quintet is also available for clinics on the following:
* Ensemble Rehearsal Techniques
* Brass, Woodwinds, Keyboards, Bass and Drums
* The Rhythm Section
* Jazz Improvisation
For information and rates, use the contact tab to email me.