Paul studied at the Royal Academy of Music, London. His first appointment was coprincipal trumpet of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden eventually moving from this position to join Philip Jones Brass Ensemble and the UK’s premier contemporary ensemble, London Sinfonietta.
Joe Smith is a Denver-based trumpet player, bandleader, and educator who regularly performs across the United States. Originally from Winterset, Iowa, Joe began studying piano at the age of 4 at the request of his grandmother, and picked up the trumpet at the age of 10. His passion for music grew immensely while performing in the drum and bugle corps activity, where he was a member of the Colts and Santa Clara Vanguard.
Preston Bailey is a studio and orchestral trumpet player based in Nashville, TN. He can be heard on numerous motion picture and TV soundtracks, including Greyhound, American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story, Lost in Space, Outlander, and The Boys. Preston’s students are most excited about the video games he’s recorded for, such as Destiny 2, Fortnite, Minecraft, Spiderman, Apex Legends and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. He has performed and recorded with a variety of artists, including Garth Brooks, Yo-Yo Ma, Aretha Franklin, Doc Severinsen, Brandi Carlile, and many more.
Audrius Salz was born in 1991 in Šilutė, Lithuania. Since childhood, he was surrounded by music records and since the age of 10 he began to show interest in wind instruments and began to play cornet. When Audrius graduated from music school and conservatory, specialising in classical music, he became more involved in jazz and popular music. As time passed, French horn, trombones and saxophones joined his collection of music instruments and performances. Audrius graduated from Klaipėda University and Lithuanian Music and Theatre Academy, where he studied jazz trumpet and saxophone. He did his residence in Prince Claus Conservatory in Groningen, Netherlands and in Dresden, Germany. He is a laureat of many contests, big band, wind orchestra player and soloist. He participated in master classes and workshops of Frits Damrow, Adam Rapa, Terence Blanchard, Nicholas Payton. Audrius has played with such musicians as Igor Butman, Eric Marienthal, Victor Mendoza, Sheila Raye Charles, Gunhild…