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Rich Willey


Rich Willey plays trumpet, bass trumpet, valve trombone, tuba and Electronic Valve Instrument (EVI). Rich continues to teach privately and composes and arranges music for various-sized jazz ensembles. A U.S Army bandsman, he studied at the U.S. Navy School of Music and then attended North Texas State University where he studied jazz improvisation with Rich Matteson, Jack Petersen and Dan Haerle. Rich spent his formative years as a jazz player in Philadelphia and NYC clubs and later participated in the BMI Jazz Composers Workshop studying with Bob Brookmeyer and Manny Albam. At the Manhattan School of Music Rich studied arranging with Mike Abene, trumpet with Byron Stripling, improvisation with Garry Dial and film scoring with Ed Green, graduating with a masters in jazz performance/trumpet. Rich has toured with Maynard Ferguson and the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, and has played numerous times for the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, the Cab Calloway Orchestra, the Sammy Kaye Orchestra and the Nelson Riddle Orchestra. Through the years Rich has played with and/or for: Lionel Hampton, Hank Mobley, Don Patterson, Buddy Morrow, Bob Haggart, Dick Hyman, Claudio Roditi, Chris Potter, Conrad Herwig, John Swana, Bob Mintzer, Kenny Drew Jr., Brad Mehldau, Mel Tormé, Bobby Sanabria, Skitch Henderson, Tommy Flanagan, and many others. A perpetual student, Rich studied trumpet and bass trumpet with the legendary Dr

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Judd Miller

Judd Miller is the renowned and leading exponent of the EVI (Electronic Valve Instrument.) His expertise on the instrument and his superlative sound design from his enormous, self created sound library has him as first call, and one of the most popular musicians for top movie scores, television shows and record albums. He can be found around the world, working on movies and recordings with top composers and orchestras in London, New York, Berlin and mainly Los Angeles. His work with such composers as Stewart Copeland (2 dozen films), Maurice Jarre (3 dozen films), Danny Elfman, John Williams, and James Horner can be heard on well-known movie soundtracks. Stewart Copeland has referred to Judd’s versatility and his musical contributions by referring to him as his “musical Swiss Army Knife.” Miller’s programming and sound design is evident on albums by Herb Alpert, Michael Brecker, Yellowjackets, Vince Mendoza, Peter Erskine, and many more. Judd was also a trumpet player in a previous existence, also playing on many films and television shows in Los Angeles


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