The Other Side of the Bell – A Trumpet Podcast; Episode #10: Dan Fornero, Not So Old School

Episode #10 – Dan Fornero, No So Old School

theothersideofthebelllogo10Welcome to the show notes for Episode #10 of The Other Side of the Bell – A Trumpet Podcast. This episode features an interview with studio musician Dan Fornero who joined us to talk about the release of his new album — Not So Old School.

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About Dan Fornero

Dan Fornero playing on tour with Johnny Hallyday
Dan Fornero playing on tour with Johnny Hallyday. Photo courtesy of

Originally from Wisconsin, Dan Fornero first became interested in the trumpet when he joined a local Drum and Bugle Corps, the Kiltie Kadets. He went on to study at the University of North Texas where he played lead in the famed One O’Clock Lab Band.

Dan’s professional career includes playing with touring acts such as Woody Herman, Brian Setzer, Tom Jones, and Neil Diamond. Dan was a founding member of the Vine Street Horns, known for their recordings and tours with Phil Collins and French rocker Johnny Hallyday, among others. Dan is a member of Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band and the Bob Mintzer Big Band.

Dan Fornero can be heard playing on countless television and movie scores and you can often catch him playing on live television on programs like The Grammys and American Idol.

Click here to visit Dan Fornero’s website

About “Not So Old School”

No So Old School Album CoverPlaying for years on other musicians’ projects,  Dan Fornero decided it was time to create an album of his own. Starting out as a set of basic grooves, Not So Old School pays tribute to many of the funk, rock, and pop stars that have inspired Dan over the years.

In Dan’s own words:

“[Not So Old School is] something I could leave behind that says a little about who I was.  Sometimes showcases me, sometimes doesn’t. . .but always includes horns.”

Check out Dan’s Behind The Scenes page for some great videos showing the making of Not So Old School.

Click here to learn more about or order your own copy Not So Old School.

Thank You!

As 2013 wraps up, we’d like to thank a few people that helped made this podcast possible.

First, Howie Shear, for the use of his great tune, “When The Leaves Turn Brown”, from his album Bopliography. You can learn more about Howie Shear on his website:

Second, Preston Shepard at SC Sound Labs, for helping us configure our equipment and for engineering and putting our podcast together. Check out his company at

And last but not least, Phil Jordan, for his wonderful original artwork for our podcast. Phil is an amazing artist and a wonderful trumpet player to boot! Check out his work at

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