Episode #38 — Howie Shear
Welcome to the show notes for Episode #38 of The Other Side of the Bell – A Trumpet Podcast. This episode features jazz and commercial trumpeter, Howie Shear.
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About Howie Shear
Howie Shear received a Bachelors in Education from Fredonia State University in 1975 and a Masters in Jazz Studies from the Eastman School of Music in 1977. He studied with James F. Burke and Raymond Crisara.
Howie toured with the Woody Herman Band as lead trumpet player & featured soloist in 1980. After the tour he moved to Los Angeles and worked as a studio musician and soloist. Among the extensive list of artists he has worked with are: The Chuck Mangione Orchestra, Tony Bennett, George Benson, Mel Torme, Reno Jones, The Temptations, and The Spinners. He was the musical arranger and lead trumpet player on the Joan Rivers Late Night Show. Howie has also played various shows at the Ahmanson Theater and many jazz festivals around the world where he has held trumpet clinics.
Arranger and producer of various jazz albums, Howie currently has his own jazz quartet. His classical work includes playing with brass quintets and choirs, solo church work, and solo work in the studios.
He received his Doctorate in Music from the University of Southern California in 2002.
Howie Shear Trumpet Links
Other Links Discussed in this Podcast
- Bob Reeves International Trumpet Guild Booth
- 2016 ITG Conference Podcast Meet Up – June 2nd
- 2016 William Adam Seminar
- 2016 ITG Kanstul Tour
Trumpet Podcast Credits
- “A Room with a View“ – composed and performed by Howie Shear
- Audio Engineer – Preston Shepard at SC Sound Labs
- Cover Art – Phil Jordan
Previous Trumpet Podcast Episodes:
- Episode #37: Christopher Still
- Episode #36: Jon Lewis
- Episode #35: Edward Carroll
- Episode #34: Robert Slack
- Episode#33: Bob Reeves
- Episode #32: Glen Marhevka
- Episode #31: Ron Blake
- Episode #30: Cindy Shea
- Episode #29: Tom Crown
- Episode #28: Doc Severinsen
- Episode #27: Greg Spence
- Episode #26: Thomas Stevens
- Episode #25: Chuck Findley
- Episode #24: Chris Botti
- Episode #23: Bobby Burns Jr.
- Episode #22: Jerry Hey
- Episode #21: Mario Guarneri
- Episode #20: Bob Findley
- Episode #19: Eric Miyashiro
- Episode #18: Wayne Bergeron
- Episode #17: Charles Schlueter
- Episode #16: Roger Ingram
- Episode #15: William “Bill” Adam Tribute with Chris Botti, Charley Davis, Larry Hall, Jerry Hey, and Robert Slack
- Episode #14: Larry Hall
- Episode #13: Rick Baptist
- Episode #12: Gary Grant
- Episode #11: Roy Poper, 7 Trumpet Tips
- Episode #10: Dan Fornero, Not So Old School
- Episode #9: Rob Roy McGregor
- Episode #8: Tedd Waggoner
- Episode #7: Michael Cichowicz
- Episode #6: Harry Kim, Carroll Purviance
- Episode #5: David Bilger, The Canadian Brass
- Episode #4: Malcolm McNab
- Episode #3: John Clyman, Jay Daversa
- Episode #2: Bud Brisbois, Charley Davis
- Episode #1: 9 Trumpet Tips, John Audino, Paul Panichi