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Alan Gaumer
  • Artist lecturer in Jazz Trumpet
  • Fusion Ensemble

agaumer@moravian.edu

Alan Gaumer has been playing trumpet since 1958. As a young trumpeter he appeared on the national television show “the Ted Mack Amateur Hour.” As featured Jazz trumpeter in the US Navy Show Band he performed in over 70 countries throughout Europe, Africa, Asia and South America.

 

He is currently in his twenty third year as jazz trumpet artist/lecturer @ Moravian College. He is very active in local jazz education and adjudicates regularly at regional school jazz festivals.

Former, and one current (trumpet & jazz “improv”) student (s), have won positions in the prestigious Pennsylvania State High School Jazz Band - trumpet section / jazz chair.

Alan regularly preforms with several ensembles including, the Quintet- Co-op Bop, in duet with Robin Bryan (Body and Soul) and as a member of the trumpet section of the Deerhead Inn COTA All-Stars Big Band. He also appears with the Moravian College Faculty Jazz Quintet and continues to free-lance in a variety of genres.

Alan is the founder of and Artistic Director of the Lehigh Valley based, non-profit organization: The Pennsylvania Jazz Collective. Its mission is to educate and expose community members of all ages to the richness, the history, and the diversity of American jazz. www.pajazzcollective.org

He performs with a “Who’s Who” list of jazz personalities including: Randy Brecker, Phil Woods, Bob Dorough, Bill Goodwin, Tony Marino, Craig Kastelnik, Nelson Hill, Gary Rissmiller, Tom Kozic, Skip Wilkins, Dave Leonhardt, Tom Schuman, Tony Gairo, Paul Rostock, Neil Wetzel, Bill Washer, Matt Vashlishan and many more.

As a young trumpeter he played with the big bands of: Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey & Harry James.

A short list of recording credits include: “Co-op Bop”, a jazz quintet; “Caught in the Web” with Rob Stoneback; “Introducing” the Moravian Jazz Faculty; his own compilation of original compositions, “One To Go” and just released, “Cowboys and Capes” a Neil Wetzel project.