Chris Jaudes - Trumpet
Inner Diameter: 0.620
Outer Diameter: 1.057
Cup: Shallow Bowl
Bore: 27 (Chris uses 30)
"Terry... just gave the mouthpiece a big test. Everyone in the brass section noticed the difference. It is everything I was hoping it would be! Sound, endurance, range and flexibility all improved. You guys were all great to work with and I couldn’t be happier with the results!!!! Seriously... I really love it!!!!"
- Chris Jaudes
Chris Jaudes is a well-known trumpet player and educator for his work in jazz, classical and musical theatre in New York City. He has served on the faculty at the famed Juilliard School of Music since 2005.
A much sought-after lead trumpet player on Broadway, his credits include Sunset Blvd. with Glenn Close, Ragtime, Steel Pier, On the Town, Flower Drum Song, Annie Get your Gun with Bernadette Peters, Pajama Game with Harry Connick Jr., Anything Goes with Patti LuPone, Mother Courage and her Children with Meryl Streep, Hair, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Faust by Randy Newman. Both the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times cited his outstanding trumpet solos in the Broadway production of Gypsy starring Bernadette Peters.
He can be heard on the Grammy award-winning albums of Annie Get your Gun and Gypsy as well as cast albums of Flower Drum Song, Ragtime, Sunset Blvd. and Steel Pier. Chris was also featured on numerous recordings as lead trumpet with Integrity Music, including a historical concert celebrating the end of apartheid in South Africa.
Since 2004, Chris has toured with Paul Anka around the world––from Vancouver to Mongolia––as lead trumpet with this vocal legend. Other luminaries he has performed and recorded with include Doc Severinsen, Bob Hope, B.B. King, Ron Kenoly, Ray Charles, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Shania Twain, Barry Manilow, Idina Menzel, Celine Dion and many more.
Due to his versatile playing abilities, Chris has had opportunities to perform with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Oklahoma City Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, St. Louis Symphony and the Carolina Pops Orchestra. He has performed with a number of ensembles in the New York area including lead trumpet with the infamous Birdland Big Band. Beginning in 1995, he has served as principal cornet and lead trumpet of The Brass Band of Battle Creek, premier brass band of the United States. He is also part of the Pit Stop Players, New York City’s newest chamber music ensemble.
His impressive solo credits include appearing as trumpet soloist at the New York Brass Conference, the Brass Arts Festival in London, Tony Award ceremonies and with Samurai Brass in Tokyo. He has been featured soloist and clinician at the International Trumpet Guild Conference, International Women’s Brass Conference and the National Trumpet Competition.
He has also been on the faculty of The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, Illinois State University, Southern Illinois University, Hofstra University and Long Island University.