The Other Side of the Bell – A Trumpet Podcast; Episode #4: Malcolm McNab

Trumpet player Malcolm McNab in the studio.
Trumpet player Malcolm McNab in the studio.

Welcome to the show notes for Episode #4 of The Other Side Of The Bell – A Trumpet Podcast. This episode features an interview with first-call studio trumpet player Malcolm McNab.

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About Malcolm McNab

Malcolm McNab in his home studio.
Malcolm McNab in his home studio.

Malcolm McNab has been playing trumpet for over 60 years, and in the Hollywood studios for over 40 of those. Malcolm grew up in Southern California and studied with James “Jimmy” Stamp who he credits as being his most influential teacher.

He has been the first trumpet on over 2000 motion pictures over his career. His solo trumpet playing can be heard on movies such as Dances With Wolves, Cars, L.A. Confidential, Independence Day, and The Gambler.

Malcolm has recorded two solo CDs, Exquisite and Infinite Trumpet. You can find all of Malcolm McNab’s recordings on iTunes.

Camp McNab

Mike Zonshine, Dave Evans, Tom Stevens, and Malcolm McNab at last years Camp McNab.
Mike Zonshine, Dave Evans, Tom Stevens, and Malcolm McNab at last years Camp McNab.

Camp McNab is a multi-day trumpet workshop where you can learn from Malcolm McNab the warm-ups and routines he uses to maintain the highest level of performance.

There will guest lecturers and master classes during the camp. Also, participants will participate in chamber ensembles.

Camp McNab culminates with a performance of all the participants.

For more information on Camp McNab, visit Camp McNab on Facebook.

Mouthpiece buzzing with Malcolm McNab at Camp McNab
Mouthpiece buzzing with Malcolm McNab at Camp McNab

Malcolm McNab’s Equipment

Malcolm plays on instruments of his design made by B & S Instruments. You can learn more about these instruments on the B&S website.

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