Trumpet - Augie Haas
"Terry Warburton and his team not only make great mouthpieces, they care about the player. They work hard to ensure each player feels as comfortable as possible and that their individual needs are met. I am happy to be playing Warburton mouthpieces."
"In terms of switching diameters - you have to have the right tool for the right job. It doesn't quite make sense to play my commercial/lead piece when playing 3rd trumpet at Aladdin but I feel like playing lead on my bigger diameters is more work. Ultimately it boils down to for me is work smarter, not harder..."
- Augie Haas
Augie Haas currently lives in New York City where he is a professional trumpeter, composer, and teacher. Augie has worked with artists including Harry Connick, Jr., The Maria Schneider Orchestra, The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, The Gil Evans Project, Birdland Big Band, various Broadway shows, and The Radio City Orchestra. Augie is currently a regular member of the orchestra for Aladdin on Broadway.
Born and raised in Milwaukee, Augie earned his Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies at Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of the Performing Arts. After Chicago, he attended The University of Miami’s Frost School of Music Conservatory for a Masters in Studio Music in Jazz, and a Doctorate in Musical Arts.
Beyond music, Augie wrote his first children's book which he also illustrated called Little Augie and His Trumpet. He also has eight albums under his label Playtime Music: The Llama, Doing it Augie Style, Baby Jazz, Endless, Have We Met?, Dream A Little Dream, A 2020 Christmas, and The Dreamer - Vol 1: Sleepy Time. Augie also authored and self-published his book Build Your Range for both trumpet and trombone which has been sold worldwide.