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Trumpet - Charlie Bertini - One of our favorites Print E-mail


"I have been playing my Warburton custom mouthpiece since 1985. When Terry and Ken developed the KT backbore, I fell in love with its versatility. I use the same equipment for all my musical chores, including studio work, big band, Dixieland, small group jazz, solo work, and pops concerts. This is the most flexible and reliable mouthpiece equipment I have ever used. I can't imagine any other mouthpiece that could make my work easier or more productive, and it creates a perfect balance for my Lawler trumpet."

Charlie Bertini


As well as being a top-call first trumpeter in Orlando for the past three decades, Charlie Bertini is an accomplished recording artist with seven solo albums; APPLESASS, JEWELS, ACID DIXIE, OUT OF SEASON, CHARLIE BERTINI'S APPLEJAZZ BAND - CLASSIC PERFORMANCES, TRIOLOGY and LIVE & UNPLUGGED with John Allred. (on AppleJazz Records - www.applejazz.com) and two Christmas albums; CHRISTMAS COOKIES and FRESH BATCH (on Arbors Records) which have become holiday jazz classics in the industry. Charlie has recorded thirteen albums with Bill Allred's Classic Jazz Band and has produced over ninety albums for other artists, with more in the works. Charlie was also the executive director of the annual AppleJazz Festival held in upstate NY, which ran from 1984-2014. He has played in 45 states, Europe, and China.

As a teacher and clinician he has led workshops and lectures at universities and high schools, is an adjunct trumpet teacher at Osceola County School for the Arts, and keeps a busy schedule teaching private trumpet students. Still based in Orlando, Charlie enjoys a variety of musical settings and challenges and continues to be one of the most versatile and respected trumpeters and producers in the industry.

Charlie Bertini Signature Mouthpiece Top

Inside Diameter: .593"
Outer Diameter: 1.062"
Rim Contour: semi-round
Cup Style: shallow bowl

Some of our favorite sound clips from Bill Allred's Classic Swing Collection:

Begin the Beguine
Airmail Special
Black Coffee

and from Christmas Cookies:

Oh Christmas Tree
It Came Upon

Charlie's Applejazz web site