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Article: Trumpet Players around the World Who Trust and Use KGUmusic Products

Trumpet Players around the World Who Trust and Use KGUmusic Products

Trumpet Players around the World Who Trust and Use KGUmusic Products

We can endlessly tell you about our products and say that we are proud of their quality, comfort, and aesthetic features. However, the most powerful testament proving the benefits of our work is the attention of prominent musicians to our product. And this attention is not limited to just a slight interest to what we’re doing. Some musicians give us feedback that helps to improve our offers, while others trust our products, accessories, and devices so much that they use them to design their unique sound. In this article, we’re going to shed a little light on some of these musicians.

Great musicians and KGUmusic products

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Freddie Hendrix

A highly accomplished and versatile jazz trumpeter Freddie Hendrix, known for his exceptional talent and innovative approach to music, has established himself as a prominent figure in the jazz world. With a career lasting for several decades, he deserved widespread recognition for his technical prowess and soulful improvisation. His music is a unique blend of traditional jazz elements with contemporary influences, and that is what sets him apart from others. Hendrix’s distinctive sound has contributed to the rich tapestry of the jazz genre. During his concert in Kyiv, he used our trumpet mute with a built-in magnet that easily attaches to the music stand. He also tested the trumpet upgraded with the accessories produced by our company. 

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Arturo Sandoval

Arturo Sandoval is a world-renowned Cuban-American jazz trumpeter, pianist, and composer who is known for his virtuosic trumpet playing. He’s the owner of numerous awards, including multiple Grammy Awards and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. This great musician traversed various genres, from bebop and Latin jazz to classical music, and collaborated with renowned musicians. His every concert blends technical brilliance with emotional depth. As a composer, he also greatly contributed to the contemporary jazz repertoire. Arturo Sandoval used our classic booster during his visit to Ukraine and recognized it as the tool that makes passing from one note to another very clear at fast speeds.

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Andrea Giuffredi

Italian musician Andrea Giuffredi demonstrated a professional level performance in many musical genres that made him a worldwide-recognized true master of Bel Canto trumpet style. His style ranges from classical to contemporary, and each time Giuffredi delivers a heart-warming Bel Canto playing and masterful onstage presence, it immediately results in ovations, five-star reviews, and memorable performances. He has also taken part in the prestigious International Trumpet Guild World Conference several times. Andrea Giuffredi used our heavy trim kit during his performance.

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Mark Upton

Mark Upton is a respected trumpet teacher and great musician, who performed with many artists including Kylie Minogue, Gary Barlow, James Blunt, Ed Sheeran, Rod Stewart, Shirley Bassey.  Mark was the principal trumpet player for the Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines (The Royal Band), regularly appearing in front of The Royal Family on different events such as birthday celebrations. He not only appeared on the stage as a part of the band but also had his solo performances.  Mark Upton is the owner of our double gig bag with the UK flag, and the musician who successfully tested our T.A.F adapter for trumpet.

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Wendell Kelly

Wendell Kelly is a well-developed individual – a trombonist, composer, arranger, and conductor. He worked on many television commercials, jingles, and films. He spent several seasons as a trombonist with the House Band on the Howie Mandel Show. His collaborations include recordings with Whitney Houston, Snoop Dogg, Beyonce, The Four Tops, Quincy Jones, Luther Vandross, Josh Groben and others. Wendell Kelly is the musician who used one of our revolutionary cleaning products – the aqua nozzle for removing the dust and particles from inside the instrument. He acknowledged it as an easily and fast-connected tool for thorough cleaning. He was also very impressed with our plunger mute, proving that it worked excellently for trombone solos when played alone and in a section.

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Gileno Santana

Gileno Santana is a Brazilian trumpet player and amazing arranger, who has been living in Portugal since 2006. He played the lead trumpet at the “Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos”, which opened the door for him to collaborate with many different musicians like Chris Cheek, Mark Turner, Jim Mcneely, Lee Konitz, Ohad Talmor, Andy Sheppard. Gileno Santana tested our optimizer designed for correcting excessive pressure of the mouthpiece on lips during practicing.  

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Lucienne Renaudin Vary

Lucienne Renaudin Vary is a remarkable French trumpeter whose talent has captivated audiences worldwide. Having begun playing the trumpet at the age of four, she quickly gained recognition for her musical abilities. Lucienne demonstrates a remarkable versatility in performances, navigating classical, jazz, and contemporary genres. Being the owner of numerous awards and honors, Lucienne collaborated with renowned orchestras and artists. She has a very expressive and emotive playing style, pushing the boundaries of trumpet music. Lucienne is happy to have our double trumpet bag, which she acknowledges to be solid and beautiful. 

The products of KGUmusic unite many great artists worldwide, helping them enhance their sound, personalize their favorite instruments, and keep their accessories safe.  We’re happy to share our passion with such prominent figures in the world of music and deliver the products that accompany them on their artistic journey. And we’re looking forwards to more great collaborations and feedback from true masters.

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1 comment

I recently purchased a Yamaha-model 634 that KGU had customized. The horn looks absolutely beautiful…and it has a rich, velvety sound (with great response) that is perfect for some situations. I recently used it to perform a big band arrangement of “What a Wonderful World” and will be utilizing it again very soon, for solo moments on a philharmonic performance. Thank you KGU for your exceptional work and attention to detail on this horn. Your workmanship speaks volumes about who you are as a company!

Tony Godoy

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