|"Core sound, centered tone, and full range are all aspects of playing the trumpet I strive to maintain. One thing I have always tried to focus on is maintaining the quality of the lower range of notes as you are increasing the range to the upper register. With my Terry Warburton Custom mouthpiece I do not have to sacrifice tone to increase my range. My playing demands vary from big band to classical to jazz. Terry and Ken, with their aptitude for hearing the needs of their clients through feedback and sound testing, have designed the perfect set up with their unique mouthpiece system. Along with my Destino Custom Trumpet, this mouthpiece top combined with a #7 backbore compounds the core sound with a full-tone center.” |
|Born in Baytown, Tx, young Bob Odneal started playing the cornet in 6th grade. Shortly thereafter he met and heard jazz greats Louis Armstrong and Al Hirt, wherein he came to the conclusion that he wanted to be a professional trumpet player. His career started early as he backed-up 'Doc' Severinsen during his three years of high school at Robert E. Lee High in Baytown. His senior year peaked when he played "Bugler's Holiday" in a trumpet trio with Severinsen. |
Bob Odneal graduated from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelors of Music Education in 1973 and a Masters of Arts in trumpet performance, and minoring in conducting and theory in 1983. He has taught a variety of age ranges, including public middle and high school as well as at the college level. He has been with San Jacinto College South for 22 years and and chaired the Music Department for 8 years. He has also taught inmates at the State of Texas Department of Corrections.
Bob toured with Maynard Ferguson throughout Europe and the States in 1980. Bob has also played with great artists such as Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, The Ohio Players, Bill Chase, Doc Severinsen, Liza Minelli, Mel Torme, Liberace, Flip Wilson, Milton Berle, Randy Travis, The Temptations, The O’Jays, The Four Tops, The Ohio Players, Burnadette Peters, John Denver and Rich Little to name a few. Bob also played 5 years with The Houston Pops Orchestra.