The International Trumpet Guild (ITG) is pleased to announce the composers and performers who have been selected to present works at 2022 ITG Conference in San Antonio, Texas, which will be held May 31 – June 4, 2022. This year, the ITG New Works Committee received 82 submissions from all around the world, and from this extensive list, selected 9 new works for performance at this year's conference. Our committee thanks all of the composers and performers for their submissions and for their efforts at expanding our instrument’s repertoire.MORE
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Clinton Linkmeyer has been appointed instructor of trumpet at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. In addition, he was also recently appointed 2nd trumpet in the Waynesboro Symphony Orchestra (WSO) in Waynesboro, Virginia. He will also serve as assistant stage manager for the WSO.MORE
In memoriam: Fred Gérard
Fred Gérard (Besançon, March 18, 1924 - Ivry-sur- Seine, December 26, 2012) died just after Christmas 2012. French trumpeter Gérard played with Robert Fassin the top lead trumpet of the jazz big bands and show bands of the 1950s and 1960s.
He contributed to bands led by Alix Combelle (1948-9, 1953), Jacques Hélian (1949-51), Aimé Barelli (1951), Django Reinhardt, Noël Chiboust, Hubert Rostaing (1953), Christian Chevallier (1955-9), André Persiani (1955-8), Claude Bolling (1956-7), Michel Legrand (1956-7), Martial Solal (1956-8). Others with whom he played include Lucky Thompson, Michel de Villers, Harry Belafonte (1959), Judy Garland (1960), Pierre Michelot (1963), Dany Doriz (1966), Paris Jazz All Stars (1966), Jean-Claude Naude (1967), Sonny Grey (1970), Slide Hampton (1970), and Claude Luter (1972).
Along his ability as a lead trumpet, Fred Gérard had been a great mainstream jazz soloist influenced by Louis Armstrong, Jonah Jones, Roy Eldridge, and Charlie Shavers. He recorded many albums under his name and others with his own Five Trumpets, a trumpet ensemble featuring other great French trumpeters like Roger Guérin and Henri Van Haeke. Fred Gérard was a noted trumpet teacher and he wrote a method Approche Méthodique Moderne (1985). Last but not the least, Fred Gérard was a good composer and arranger. His funeral took place at the Church in Ivry-sur-Seine with a trumpet ensemble including Guy Touvron.
Source: Michel Laplace
More information can be found in Trompette, Cuivres & XXe Siècle by Michel Laplace (CD-Rom).