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Videos of Nick Drozdoff's Trumpet Work

These are videos of my music/trumpet work. There are well over 60 clips here, as of 10/18/19.

Think of this section as a gigantic free recital of jazz/classical/fusion music.  This is a body of work that is still growing.

Haydn Concerto - Movement 1

Played on an Eb trumpet.

I use a Custom Wedge Mouthpiece on this. 

Badinerie

Flute Piece by Bach

This is a little flute piece I play on piccolo trumpet in A.

Don't Let The Sun Go Down Me

Arranged by Jay Chattaway

This is an old Elton John tune arranged for Maynard Ferguson. I play all the brass parts.

Once I Had A Secret Love

Old standard.

This is an old standard I play in a jazz quartet environment.

Bye Bye Blackbird

Arranged by Mike Stewart

This is an old standard arranged for big band and trumpet solo by Mike Stewart. I play all the brass.

Syrinx

flute piece by Debussy

This is an unaccompanied flute piece I play on Eb trumpet.

A Waltz for Natalia

From my CD, "No Man Is An Island."

This is an original piece I wrote for my daughter.

Blues Waltz

This is from my CD,"No Man Is An Island,"

Punk's Funk

an original piece from my CD "No Man Is An Island

This is a piece I wrote for my son which is on my CD, "No Man Is An Island

Meditation #1

From my CD, "No Man Is An Island."

This is a piece I wrote for my CD, "No Man Is An Island.

Three Pieces for Brass Quartet and Quintet.

Classic pieces for small brass ensembles.

I play all the brass parts on this video.

Royal Motet and Fanfare

Classic Brass ensemble by DePres.

I play all the brass parts on this classic piece by DePres.

Carnival Of Venice

Del Staigers Variations.

I play all the brass parts on this classic piece.

Haydn Concerto - Movement 2

Played on an Eb trumpet.

I use a Custom Wedge Mouthpiece on this. 

Arban Characteristic Study 1

From the Arban Trumpet Method Book.

I Play an Arban Model Cornet on These

Arban Characteristic Study 2

From the Arban Trumpet Method Book.

I Play an Arban Model Cornet on These

Arban Characteristic Study 3

From the Arban Trumpet Method Book.

I Play an Arban Model Cornet on These

Arban Characteristic Study 4

From the Arban Trumpet Method Book.

I Play an Arban Model Cornet on These

Arban Characteristic Study 5

From the Arban Trumpet Method Book.

I Play an Arban Model Cornet on These

Arban Characteristic Study 5

From the Arban Trumpet Method Book.

I Play an Arban Model Cornet on These

Arban Characteristic Study 6

From the Arban Trumpet Method Book.

I Play an Arban Model Cornet on These

Arban Characteristic Study 7

From the Arban Trumpet Method Book.

I Play an Arban Model Cornet on These

Arban Characteristic Study 8

From the Arban Trumpet Method Book.

I Play an Arban Model Cornet on These

Arban Characteristic Study 9

From the Arban Trumpet Method Book.

I Play an Arban Model Cornet on These

Arban Characteristic Study 10

From the Arban Trumpet Method Book.

I Play an Arban Model Cornet on These

Arban Characteristic Study 11

From the Arban Trumpet Method Book.

I Play an Arban Model Cornet on These

Improvisation on an Old Hymn Song

I used Band In A Box for the rhythm section. 

I play a Getzen 490 Student model trumpet and a Wedge Flugelhorn Mouthpiece on this. 

Getting My Modal Down

This is an older piece I wrote using ACID looping software. 

I developed the loop sequence first and then improvised horn lines around them. I play trumpet and bass trumpet on this. 

A Couple Of Live Solo Moments

I played q concert at the Jazz Showcase with the Shout Section Big Band. I play mostly lead, but I occasionally get to blow a solo. 

The first tune is a medley of Big Noise From Winnteka and Sing Sing Sing written for the SSBB and me by Josh Jern. The second tune is the old standard At Last, and I was given the chance to blow the solo on it. 

Hydronium

This is another older piece I wrote using ACID looping software. 

I developed the loop sequence first and then improvised horn lines around them. I play trumpet and bass trumpet on this. 

Door County Meditation

This is another older piece I wrote using ACID looping software. 

I developed the loop sequence first and then improvised horn lines around them. I play a prototype cornet on this.

La Grace by Telemann

This is a classic piece for trumpet by G.P. Telemann. I sequenced the organ part and played piccolo on the overdub. 

Fringing

This is yet another older ACID looping track with lots of trumpet overdubs. 

2nd Mvmt of Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

This movement is quite doable with no edits. 

Some Mellow Flugelhorn Practice

Just messing around with A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square. 

"Duet" From Lakme by Delibes

This is the duet with a small brass ensemble. I play all the parts.

Sweet and Salty 

This is an old promo demo I did before I went over to Getzen Trumpets. This is just a free form blowing of Amazing Grace. 

Mellow Blowing on an Older Horn

This is another promo demo I did before going over to Getzen. This is just a very mellow non-high note interpretation of How High The Moon. 

At The River - Random Images of Solitude and Peace

My trumpet work isn't all about high notes and and efforts to develop some technical skills in jazz and classical techniques. 

An Etude on Bass Trumpet 

This is a nice little diddy on bass trumpet. 

A Bit of Funk on Bass Trumpet 

I lifted a drum break from a CD and just improvised some cliche licks over it. 

Summertime High and Low

This is a bit of scream trumpet mixed with low stuff. 

Farwell My Granada 

This is an acapella reading of this Mendez arrangement.

Hungarian Dance #5

This is an acapella reading of this Mendez arrangement.

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

This is mixture of mellow playing and hot dogging in the upper register - unaccompanied.

Basement Blowage

This is an earlier effort with using looping software for accompaniment. The horn parts were just improvised.

Funky One Minute

This is an earlier effort with using looping software for accompaniment. The horn part was just improvised. I did this when I was working with MP3.com.

Big Phat Contest Entry

This was my entry in Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Contest from a few years ago. 

Mendez Jota - Clean Take

This is from an old cassette demo - circa mid 1980's. There is considerable degradation to the old audio, but I still wanted to share this old studio take. 

Hovhaness - Prayer of St. Gregory

This is an old overdub project over some cheesy early synthesizer tracks. 

Carnival of Venice - w/ Piano

Elsewhere on this page I have the Carnival of Venice with brass quintet on which I play all the parts. That is actually just an adaptation of the Del Staigers arrangement for cornet and piano. I play it here on trumpet. 

Snedecor Lyrical Etude #1

I strive to explore the lyrical side of trumpet playing on a daily basis. This is Snedecor's first lyrical Etude. 

Snedecor Lyrical Etude #2

I strive to explore the lyrical side of trumpet playing on a daily basis. This is Snedecor's second lyrical Etude. 

Snedecor Lyrical Etude #3

I strive to explore the lyrical side of trumpet playing on a daily basis. This is Snedecor's third lyrical Etude. 

Snedecor Lyrical Etude #4

I strive to explore the lyrical side of trumpet playing on a daily basis. This is Snedecor's fourth lyrical Etude. 

Snedecor Lyrical Etude #5

I strive to explore the lyrical side of trumpet playing on a daily basis. This is Snedecor's fifth lyrical Etude. 

Snedecor Lyrical Etude #6

I strive to explore the lyrical side of trumpet playing on a daily basis. This is Snedecor's sixth lyrical Etude. 

Snedecor Lyrical Etude #7

I strive to explore the lyrical side of trumpet playing on a daily basis. This is Snedecor's seventh lyrical Etude. 

Snedecor Lyrical Etude #8

I strive to explore the lyrical side of trumpet playing on a daily basis. This is Snedecor's eighth lyrical Etude. 

Snedecor Lyrical Etude #9

I strive to explore the lyrical side of trumpet playing on a daily basis. This is Snedecor's ninth lyrical Etude. 

Snedecor Lyrical Etude #10

I strive to explore the lyrical side of trumpet playing on a daily basis. This is Snedecor's tenth lyrical Etude. 

Snedecor Lyrical Etude #11

I strive to explore the lyrical side of trumpet playing on a daily basis. This is Snedecor's eleventh lyrical Etude. 

Snedecor Lyrical Etude #12

I strive to explore the lyrical side of trumpet playing on a daily basis. This is Snedecor's twelfth lyrical Etude. 

Snedecor Lyrical Etude #13

I strive to explore the lyrical side of trumpet playing on a daily basis. This is Snedecor's thirteenth lyrical Etude. 

Snedecor Lyrical Etude #14

I strive to explore the lyrical side of trumpet playing on a daily basis. This is Snedecor's fourteenth lyrical Etude. 

Snedecor Lyrical Etude #15

I strive to explore the lyrical side of trumpet playing on a daily basis. This is Snedecor's fifteenth lyrical Etude. 

Snedecor Lyrical Etude #16

I strive to explore the lyrical side of trumpet playing on a daily basis. This is Snedecor's sixteenth lyrical Etude.