The Other Side of the Bell – A Trumpet Podcast; Episode #12: Gary Grant

Episode #12 – Gary Grant

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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

Trumpet player Gary Grant with Bob Reeves
Gary Grant (r) with Bob Reeves (l)

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.

Gary Grant (far right) after recording Michael Jackson's Thriller.
Gary Grant (far right) after recording Michael Jackson’s Thriller.

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.

Check out Gary Grant’s Studio Musician’s Manual for some priceless advice for any gig!

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  • http://www.bobreeves.com Bob Reeves Brass

    Thank you Gary for the wonderful interview!