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Joey Pero: Breaking Sound Barriers

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The great lead and jazz trumpeter Bobby Shew tells his students that “talent is a matter of breaking barriers." While trumpeter Joey Pero might have brilliantly selected and covered “Defying Gravity" from Broadway's Wicked on his breakthrough CD, Resonance (Resonance Music Group, 2009), Pero has been defying and utterly smashing performance barriers all his life. What would you expect from a man who, still in his mother's womb no less, was given the chance to “witness" and leap in response to the no-barrier trumpeting of Maynard Ferguson?

Joey Pero--trumpeter, vocalist, composer, and educator--draws people to him ...

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Joey Pero: Resonance

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Citius, Altius, Fortius--faster, higher, stronger. That is the Olympic motto representing the philosophical and performance goals of its participating athletes. Incredible, fascinating, and tremendous are not the only the goals, but the results of phenom trumpeter Joey Pero's Resonance. This is a bravura musical performance of incredible musicianship, “virtu-artistry" and superior production values. Pero, still in his twenties, has meteorically established himself internationally as a trumpeting force. Forged in “Upstate Burn" (a hip accolade for jazzers emanating from Upstate New York), bugle corps baptized, Julliard-trained, and Maynard Ferguson-inspired, Pero's technical abilities on the instrument are pure wizardry. ...



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