Episode #12 – Gary Grant
Welcome to the show notes for Episode #12 of The Other Side of the Bell – A Trumpet Podcast. This episode features L.A. trumpet legend Gary Grant.
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About Gary Grant
Gary Grant has been one of the top call studio trumpet players in Los Angeles for over 40 years. After playing lead trumpet in the University of North Texas One O’Clock Lab Band, Gary began touring with Woody Herman as his lead trumpet and can be heard on the popular “Light My Fire” album.
Gary Grant settled in Hawaii where he played shows and formed his own jazz groups. It was here that he met trumpet player and arranger Jerry Hey, forming a relationship that has lasted decades.
After moving to L.A., Gary Grant quickly became one of the top call session players. His list of recording credits include Michael Jackson, Barbara Streisand, Celine Dion, Quincy Jones, Frank Sinatra, Freddie Hubbard, B.B. King, David Foster, Chicago, Earth, Wind & Fire, and many others. Gary has also played on thousands of television and movie scores, including a 25 year run as lead trumpet for The Simpsons television show.
In recent years, Gary has moved to the other side of the microphone as a producer. He has produced critically-acclaimed albums by Arturo Sandoval, Malcolm McNab, and Wayne Bergeron.
Gary Grant Links
Trumpet Podcast Credits
- Intro and exit music – When The Leaves Turn Brown, written and performed by Howie Shear from his album Bopliography
- Audio Engineer – Preston Shepard at SC Sound Labs
- Cover Art – Phil Jordan
Previous Trumpet Podcast Episodes:
- 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