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AG's Biography

Alan Gaumer, trumpet, began playing the trumpet in 1958. He was a member of Kalís Kidís appearing on the Ted Mack Original Amateur Hour and numerous other television shows. Participating in band, orchestra, and stage bands through elementary, junior and high school he graduated from Freedom High School in 1969. He studied with John Nero and Willard Schissler and performed with the Allentown Band under the direction of Albertis L. Meyers. Alan then attended the U.S. Navy School of Music. Upon graduation he spent the next three years living in Gaeta, Italy touring Europe, Africa and Asia with the Navy Show Band. Prior to his discharge in 1973 he was offered the jazz trumpet position at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. From 1973-75 he toured first as trumpeter and later as drummer with the well known group KATO. Settling back in the Lehigh Valley, Alan was an integral part of the popular group P.F. & the Flyers and his own A.G.Q. After attending Rutgers University, Alan spent two years touring South America and West Africa with the U.S. Navy Show Band. After discharge in 1982, he worked for the next several years at well known hotels and resorts.

Alan has been the jazz trumpet Artist/Lecturer at Moravian College since 1994 and served as Fusion ensemble director in 1998-99, 2003-04 ,2005-06 and 2007-08. He has performed with a long list of well known jazz personalities including: Randy Brecker, Phil Woods, Al Cohn, George Young, Bob Dorough, Tom Harrell, Bill Watrous, Urbie Green, Kim Parker, Vic Jurris, Charles Fambrough, Bill Washer, John Swanna, David Leonhardt, Steve Gilmore, Bill Goodwin, Bobby Routch, Tom Schuman of Spyro Gyra and others. In performance he and his wife (ROBIN BRYAN) form the duo Body & Soul. Additionally he together with: NELSON HILL, TOM KOZIC, CRAIG KASTELNIK, and GARY RISSMILLER form the quintet CO-OP BOP. He has been the recipient of several grants. He lists several recording credits including a collaboration with the Moravian Jazz Faculty and a collection of original compositions by the Quintet CO-OP BOP. One of the two most recent recordings being a guest appearance on a Christmas CD with a long time friend from Navy Band days in Italy, Diana Peterson. Finally he and Nelson Hill are the featured horn soloists on a CD of original compositions from Bernie Klemmer due for release in 2008 and produced by the multi grammy winner Phil Nicolo. Additionally Alan & Co-op Bop are rostered artists with Young Audiences of Eastern Pennsylvania. The Quintet uses familiar cartoon themes such as The Flintstones and Pink Panther to teach young students about our rich national treasure called JAZZ.

COUNTRIES VISITED and PERFORMED IN:
EUROPE (18)

Andorra
Belgium
Denmark
England
France
Germany
Greece
Holland
Italy
Lichtenstein
Luxembourg
Monaco
Portugal
Spain
Switzerland
Turkey
Yugoslavia
Austria
Malta

AFRICA / ASIA (21)

Afghanistan
Bahrain
Cameroon
Ethiopia
Ghana
Gabon
Iran
Ivory Coast
Kenya
Lebanon
Liberia
Madagascar
Morocco
Nigeria
Pakistan
Senegal
Sierra-Leone
Thailand
Tunisia
Togo
Vietnam
Congo
Cape Verdi Islands

CENT. AMERICA & CARIBBEAN (15)

Aruba/Curacao
Bahamas
Barbados
Cuba
Costa Rico
Dominican Republic
Antigua
Haiti
Martinique
Mexico
St. Lucia
St. Marten
St. Kitts / Nevis
Trinidad & Tobago
Virgin Islands

SOUTH AMERICA (11)

Argentina
Bolivia
Brazil
Chile
Columbia
Ecuador
Panama
Peru
Paraguay
Uruguay
Venezuela

TOTAL = 70

UNITED STATES (35)

New York, Michigan, New Jersey,
Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Maine,
Connecticut, Vermont, Rhode Island,
New Hampshire + CANADA, Delaware,
Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia,
North, Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee

 



EQUIPMENT:

Brass:
Yamaha 8310ZS custom Bb trumpet.
Bach 37 lightweight, silver-
          plated Bb trumpet (vintage)
Bach Stradvarious flugelhorn
Amborg piccolo trumpet

Percussion:
Remo drum set
misc. cymbals - Zildjian & Paiste
Extensive hand percussion collection
          ex: multiple whistles (Brazil)

Keyboards/Synths:
Korg Triton Workstation
Korg N5 Synthesizer
Korg M1 Workstation (vintage)
Yamaha QY300 Sequencer
Akai wind controller/synth.

Sound Re-inforcement + misc.:
Mackie power amp M1400
Behringer mixer UB1222FX-Pro
EV Speakers
EV endym series mics

Percussion Photos:


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