ABOUT OUR MUSICIANS

Our Grammy award winning musicians are among the most accomplished and talented Horn sections (Trumpet, Trombone and Sax) and Live String sections (Violin, Viola and Cello) in the world today. New York is a City that melds people from all over the world and the range of styles covers almost any imaginable genre. We cover a large variety of styles including Latin Horns, Jazz Horns, Pop Horns, Classical Horns and much more.

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BRASS

Danny Flam - Trumpet/Trombone/French Horn/Tuba

Former Israel Philharmonic Tromboner, Danny has Played on more than 900 albums in varaious genres and responsible for Grammy awards, Gold and multi-platinum selling albums worldwide. From Kanye West, Rick Ross to blues singer Wiley Bo Walker to Michel Legrand, Leonard Bernstein, Zubin Mehta, Yo-Yo ma, Bobby McFerrin and more. Danny specializes in performing, recording and producing Pop, Rock, Latin, Blues Middle eastern, show tunes and other genres. Danny has also arranges and produces music.

Michael (Mike) McGovern - trumpet

Buddy Rich's favourite trumpeter Michael McGovern Has recorded and preformed (among others) with: McCoy Tyner, Buddy Rich, Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra, Walter Murphy & the Big Apple Band, The Bay City Rollers, Stan Getz, Jay Black & the Americans, Tony Bennett, The Four Seasons, Mel Torme, Ray Charles, The Uptown Horns, The Supremes & hundreds of others.

Anthony (Tony) Gorruso - trumpet

Recorded and performed (among others) as Lead trumpet with Frank Sinatra, Buddy Rich, Spyro Gyra, shows and films such as Spamelot, 42 St., Miss Saigon, Crimes an and misdemeanors (woody allen) and is featured on hundreds of other recordings.

Charley Gordon - Trombone

NYC Broadway and Studio musician. Performed, recorded, and toured with Stevie Wonder, Joe Jackson, Bette Midler, Marc Anthony, Shakira, Incognito along with a seven year stint with Blood, Sweat & Tears. Performed jazz concerts with Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, Andrew Hill, Clark Terry, Toshiko Akiyoshi Big Band, Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra, The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra ,Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra Jr. Currently a member of Ed Palermo’s Frank Zappa Tribute Band.

Ron Bertolet Sax/Woodwinds

Ron's TV recording credits include "Living Single" with Queen Latifah and Bill Cosby's cartoon series "Little Bill". Ron has appeared on numerous jazz recordings with artists such as guitarist Mike Stern and has performed live with various different artists ranging from pop vocalist Bobby Caldwell to saxophonist Jeff Coffin of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones.

Jack Bashkow - sax/woodwinds

Jack's Recording credits include Keith Richards; Marc Cohn; Buster Poindexter; Lionel Hampton; Frank Foster; Clarence Clemmons, New Kids On The Block; Naughty By Nature; Snap; Joan Jett; Grandmaster Flash; Rebecca Pidgeon; Southside Johnny; Baby Jane Dexter; Jane Olivor; Claude Nougaro; The 45 King; and Queen Latifah and others. Plays on broaway/off broadway. He is also listed in the 2006 "Who's Who in America."

Kenny Rampton - Trumpet

Kenny’s first road gig was a world tour with The Ray Charles Orchestra. After leaving Ray Charles’ band, Kenny went on the road with legendary jazz drummer Panama Francis and The Savoy Sultans and soon thereafter, with The Jimmy McGriff Quartet. As a sideman, Kenny has also performed with such greats as Charles Earland, Dr. John, Lionel Hampton, Slide Hampton, Jon Hendricks, Tommy Igoe and The Birdland Big Band, Takeshi Inomata, Illinois Jacquet, Geoff Keezer, The Lincoln Center Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis, Christian McBride, Eijiro Nakagawa, The Chico O’Farrill Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra, Dr. Lonnie Smith, The WDR Big Band, Joe Zawinul and a host of others. Since 1995, Kenny has been a regular member of The Mingus Big Band (playing both lead trumpet and as a featured soloist). Kenny also plays with The Mingus Orchestra. Some of his Broadway credits include "Young Frankenstein”, “Chicago: The Musical", “A Chorus Line”, "Spamalot", and many more. Kenny can also be heard on many R&B, Blues, Pop and Hip Hop recordings. Kenny has played on countless jingles, TV and radio adds

LIVE STRING SECTION

Cenovia Cummings, Louise Owen, Alissa Smith and Laura Bontrager

Cenovia Cummins, Louise Owen, Alissa Smith and Laura Bontrager are brilliant & cutting-edge musicians. They are seen and heard all over Broadway from South Pacific to the new GREEN DAY musical American Idiot. Our four string players have appeared on major U.S shows such as David Letterman, Rosie O'Donnel, Conan O'Brian and Good Morning America just to name a few.
They've lent their unbeatable live strings sound to a large variety of today’s top artist including: Sheryl Crow, P.Diddy, Joni Mitchell, Mary J. Blige, Tony Bennet, Barbra Streisand, Britney Spears, Jeff Beck, Charlie Watts, The Goo Goo Dolls, Keith Urban, Smashing Pumpkins, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Rod Stewart, Usher, Josh Grobin, James Taylor, Aretha Franklin and many more.
They perform frequently with professional orchestras including the Orpheus, Riverside Symphony, American Symphony, Houston Symphony, American Ballet Theater and the New York Pops.

GUEST ARTISTS

Dominic Derasse - Trumpet

Dominic Derasse, trumpeter, graduated with first prize from the Paris Conservatory in his native France where he performed with the "Follies Bergere", the Michel Legrand orchestra, Pierre Boulez Ensemble Intercontemporain and the Paris Opera, among others. Mr. Derasse is sought after for both his versitility and his virtuosity. Principal Trumpet for the EOS Orchestra (in New York), he has also performed with the New York Philharmonic, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the American Symphony, Concordia and over 25 broadway shows. He has appeared on numerous musical recordings, including more than 60 motion picture soundtracks and commercials for over 100 different companies. His most recognizable TV theme performance is probably for "NBC Nightly News."

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