What Makes Them Great? Five of the Most Influential Jazz Trumpeters with André Wickenheiser

André Wickenheiser explores five of the most influential jazz trumpeters and how their music pushed the development of jazz as an art from.

Trumpet is far and away the most physically demanding instrument ever devised and the people able to conquer it deserve to be celebrated! Join us as accomplished trumpeter and teacher, André Wickenheiser, takes us on a deep dive into jazz history's greatest trumpeters over 50+ years of amazing music.

Calgary-based trumpeter André Wickenheiser began his musical studies at Mount Royal University where he completed an Artist Diploma in jazz performance. His passion for excellence lead him to Montreal when he completed a Bachelor's and a Master's Degree in jazz performance at McGill University.

André enjoys a busy career as a freelance musician and is quickly making a name for himself as one of the top jazz trumpet players in Calgary and Alberta. He is a composer/arranger and educator, performing regularly in local groups including the André Wickenheiser Sextet, Past Present Quintet, Lorna Maclachlan Quintet, and the Jon McCaslin Quartet. André is on the faculty of Ambrose University and the Mount Royal Conservatory.

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