David Trigg Trumpet Interview

Welcome to the show notes for Episode #116 of The Other Side of the Bell – A Trumpet Podcast. This episode features lead trumpeter David Trigg. Listen to or download the episode below:

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About David Trigg

Dave Trigg is a distinguished trumpeter whose career spans over four decades, marked by versatility and collaborations with some of the most iconic names in music. Starting his professional journey in 1979, Dave made a significant mark as the lead trumpeter with the Ringling Bros Circus World House Band in Florida. This early experience set the stage for a series of notable engagements, including the national tour with “Holiday on Ice” and recording with the legendary Maynard Ferguson Band in 1981, contributing to the “Hollywood” release.

In the early 1980s, Dave’s talent took him to the heart of entertainment at Walt Disney World in Florida, where he performed with various bands at Epcot Center and MGM Studios until 1990. His broad range of musical abilities allowed him to share the stage with luminaries such as Frank Sinatra, Whitney Houston, Quincy Jones, Harry Connick Jr., Tina Turner, and many others. Dave’s Broadway credentials are equally impressive, featuring performances in productions like “Wonderful Town,” “Hot Feet,” “Fame Becomes Me,” “Promises, Promises,” “Pippin,” “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Legally Blonde,” “Gigi,” and “Hello Dolly.”

The 1990s ushered in a new chapter for Dave as he joined Natalie Cole’s band, embarking on global tours and performing with major orchestras, including the BBC Symphony and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. His work with Cole led to four Grammy-winning albums and numerous TV appearances on shows such as The Tonight Show and the Oprah Winfrey Show. Dave also showcased his talent on TV specials like the three Sopranos live concert and was a part of Sheila E’s house band for the 1998 ALMA Awards.

Dave’s move to Los Angeles expanded his repertoire to include recording sessions for artists like Dr. John, Phil Collins, and Mary J. Blige, as well as soundtracks for films like “Miracle on 34th St.” and “Shaft.” His involvement with the Big Bands of Bill Holman, Bob Florence, and others underscored his versatility and excellence in jazz and big band music.

Relocating to New York in 1999, Dave continued to dazzle at jazz festivals worldwide, including Montreux and Newport, and paid tribute to Maynard Ferguson at the New York Brass Conference. His recent performances include a gala with the National Symphony Orchestra and a featured appearance at the Salt Lake City Jazz Festival, maintaining his status as a sought-after musician for both live performances and studio recordings.

Dave Trigg‘s illustrious career, marked by collaborations with a wide array of artists and performances across prestigious venues, underscores his enduring impact on the music industry and his mastery of the trumpet

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