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“I’ve been playing my Warburton mouthpieces since 1988 and I’ve heard it sound quite good, and I know it’s good because when I screw up, the mouthpiece hasn’t changed one bit.”

Tony Scodwell

Tony Scodwell
Born in Beloit, Wisconsin 1942

Down Beat Magazine full scholarship winner to Berklee School of Music,  Boston,  Mass.  1961

Stan Kenton Orchestra  - 1st mellophonium   Recorded  “Artistry In Bossa Nova”,  Stan Kenton Presents Jean Turner”  Recorded “Concert In England” album 1962 – 63

Tommy Dorsey Band featuring  Frank Sinatra,  Jr.   trumpet   Recorded Tommy Dorsey “Hello Dolly” album 1964

Harry James Band – 1st trumpet.   Recorded “Meet The Bandleaders” video.  Recorded “Green Onions and Other Hits”, “Our Leader”, “Ballads And The Beat” albums 1964

WDR (West German Radio) studio big band – 1st trumpet 1965

Buddy Rich Big Band 1st trumpet.  Recorded   Sammy Davis and Buddy Rich  “The Sounds of ‘66”  1966

Harrah’s Reno (Nevada) House  Band – trumpet  1966-1968

Harry James Band – 1st trumpet.  Recorded “The Golden Trumpet of Harry James” and videos  “Meet The Band Leaders”.   Appearances   on Ed Sullivan Show, Tonight Show with  Johnny  Carson  1968

Frank Sinatra, Jr. Band – featured trumpet   1969 -1970 Recorded   NBC-TV special   1969

Johnny Haig Relief Orchestra, Las Vegas – trumpet.   Performed in six different hotel showrooms a week  for every  major  star to work in Las Vegas including Sammy Davis, Jr.,  Frank Sinatra,  Tony Bennett,  Elvis Presley,  Barbara  Streisand,  Diana  Ross, Tom Jones,  Cher,  Ann-Margaret,  Andy Williams,  Johnny Carson,  Buddy Hackett,  Liberace and many more  1970-1979

Caesar’s Palace House Orchestra – trumpet  - 1980-1982

Frontier Hotel House Orchestra – trumpet, orchestra contractor – 1982-1988

Freelance trumpet  - Las Vegas, Nevada 1989 - present

Doc Severinsen Tonight Show Big Band road concerts   trumpet 1995-2002

Doc Severinsen  (pops concerts)  1st trumpet,  road manager 2003-2007 Performance venues  included The Kennedy Center, Washington DC,  Carnegie Hall,  New York City

Lecture/Demonstration  -  Gordon McCaw Elementary School, Henderson, NV “How To Build A Trumpet”.  Approx.  300 attendees included student participation, April 2010.


Tony Scodwell Big Band performances throughout U.S. including several in City of Las Vegas: (April 2010, May 2009, December 2009), Clark County Amphitheatre, (June 2005), Las Vegas, Nevada, City of Henderson, Nevada (April 2010) venues and Las Vegas hotels

Maker of custom built trumpets (Scodwell USA) for professionals with sales worldwide. Currently collaborating with Schagerl Trumpet Mfg., Mank, Austria. Sale of custom trumpet and custom bugle to Cirque du Soleil for featured trumpet soloist in “Viva Elvis” at City Center, Las Vegas, NV (April 2010).

Guest artist/soloist with Beloit/Janesville (Wisconsin) Symphony numerous occasions 1970 – 2007, many times appearing as a fundraiser for the symphony.  Guest trumpet clinician to numerous Wisconsin high school bands 1963 – 2007.

Artist In Residence, Garside Middle School, Las Vegas, Nevada 1985

Trumpet clinician with college jazz bands around the U.S. most recently Tennessee State University 2009
Solo performer with symphony pops orchestras in the U.S. including Minnesota Orchestra, 2007, Hilton Head, South Carolina Symphony, 2009

Music Affiliations:

Musicians Union, local #369 Las Vegas, Nevada

International Trumpet Guild

Las Vegas Jazz Society

KUNV 91.5 FM University of Nevada Las Vegas jazz radio

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