The Other Side of the Bell #38 – Howie Shear

Episode #38 — Howie Shear

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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 ShearHowie 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.

197077_179318662115952_7563685_nHowie 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.

DSCF0026Arranger 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.

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