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Watch JOE BURGSTALLER on The INNERView (Viewership: 50 million)
Trumpet soloist Joe Burgstaller, his new cross-genre solo CD License To Thrill, and his breakthrough Change Your Mind, Change Your Playing® classes will be profiled in an hour-long segment of The INNERView on South Korea's Arirang Television, Pan-Asia's largest English speaking TV and radio network (the home of K-Pop).
The broadcasts (online also) start Oct 1, 9AM Seoul Time and are repeated often. See below for broadcast schedule and how to watch.
Burgstaller (formerly of Canadian Brass) is in the midst of a CD release season for License To Thrill, making 25+ solo appearances in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Hamburg, Italy, US Virgin Islands, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
In every city he visits, Joe also gives masterclasses, including his groundbreaking All-Instrument Change Your Mind, Change Your Playing® classes.
Earlier this year, Burgstaller and License To Thrill were featured in an hour-long segment on Sirius-XM Satellite Radio. 110 radio stations across the US are playing or have played the CD.
Joe Burgstaller's "License to Thrill" to be featured on SiriusXM on August 25th and 26th!
Saturday 5/25 at 6 pm; Sunday 5/26 at 9 pm (Classical Pops Channel 75)
Trumpet soloist Joe Burgstaller visits SiriusXM Pops to preview the Vivaldi-Bach, Piazzolla and Jennifer Higdon works on his new CD, "License to Thrill" (Summit Records). He'll also lead the radio audience in the first ever "SiriusXM Pops National Sing-Along" in his original composition "Within".
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Burgstaller, Distinguished Faculty at the Peabody Institute, is the midst of a year-long CD release tour for his new cross-genre solo recording "License To Thrill". The CD features Julian Gargiulo and Latin-Jazz phenom Hector Martignon on piano, early-music legend Anthony Newman on harpsichord, Meridian Arts Ensemble trombonist Benjamin Herrington, and a choir comprised of Peabody students.
Repertoire on the CD includes Heifetz' version of Porgy and Bess, Kreisler's Gypsy Caprice, Jennifer Higdon's Trumpet Songs, Burgstaller's adaptation of a Vivaldi-Bach Concerto, several of Burgstaller's own compositions, and a World-Premiere commission from composer Su Lian Tan entitled Ming.
This season has seen Burgstaller make 25+ solo and clinic appearances (his Change Your Mind, Change Your Playing™ classes) in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, Hamburg, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, US Virgin Islands, and Virginia, as well as upcoming tours of Italy, Taiwan, Thailand and returns to Korea and Singapore.
"License To Thrill is a veritable masterclass in interpretive performance." David Carter- Producer/Host STUDIO ONE - WETS HD1 & WETS FM (TN)
"A varied "recital" CD by an accomplished performer, in interesting musical pairings. With "covers" of Vivaldi, beloved Gershwin, new works and traditional works, this is a marvelous "gateway" CD to introduce friends and family to the classics." WSCL 89.5 (Salisbury, MD)
"License To Thrill" is currently playing on:
KUHA 91.7 (Houston, TX)
SDPB (South Dakota)
WRIR 97.3 (Richmond, VA)
KUNV 91.5 (Las Vegas, NV)
WBGO 88.3 (Minneapolis, MN)
KVPR 89.1 (Central California)
KJZZ 91.5 (Phoenix, AZ)
KLCC 89.7 FM (Eugene, OR)
KBAQ 89.5 (Phoenix, AZ)
WRCT 88.3 (Pittsburgh, PA)
WSCL 89.5 (Salisbury, MD)
KCSM 91 (San Francisco, CA)
WXXI 91.5 (Rochester, NY)
WETS 89.5 (Tri-Cities, TN)
KSDS 88.3 (San Diego, CA)
WBGU 88.1 (Bowling Green, OH)
(available on Summit Records and the Allegro Corporation)
Joe Burgstaller — Trumpet and Flugelhorn
with special guests on Piano, Harpsichord, Choir, Vibraphone and Trombone
Trumpeter Joe Burgstaller presents a classical compendium including Baroque, Classical, Contemporary Classical, Traditional Spiritual, Piazzolla, Chick Corea and Sting. There has never been a trumpet album like this new "Classical with a Crossover Edge" offering from Burgstaller, whose recording success includes two recent jazz solo CDs on the JazzRadio charts and three Classical Top-10 Billboard hits with Canadian Brass. Includes "Trumpet Songs" from Grammy Winner Jennifer Higdon, plus the World-Premiere of "Ming" from Su Lian Tan.
Concerto In D Major — Vivaldi-Bach
Porgy And Bess — Gershwin
Trumpet Songs — Jennifer Higdon
Ming — Su Lian Tan
Gypsy Caprice — Kreisler
Children's Songs — Chick Corea
Within — Joe Burgstaller
Lullaby — Joe Burgstaller
Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child — Traditional
Oblivion — Astor Piazzolla
The Secret Marriage — Eisler/Sting
Piano: Stephanie Cheng, Julian Gargiulo, Peggy Kampmeier, Hector Martignon, Joshua Rosenblum
Harpsichord: Anthony Newman
Trombone: Benjamin Herrington
Vibraphone: John Ferrari
Voice: Students from Peabody Institute
Joe soloed and gave clinics at the Shanghai Conservatory in China
Joe shared a recital with percussion soloist Colin Currie at the Yong Se Toh Conservatory in Singapore.
Joe was the featured soloist and clinician for the Korean International Wind Ensemble.
Joe soloed and gave clinics at The Academy for Performing Arts and the Tom Lee Music Stage, both in Hong Kong, China.
Joe soloed with the Hawaii Symphony for two sold-out concerts. Honolulu-born conducting phenom Sarah Hicks (Sting's Symphonicity, and Principal Pops Conductor, Minnesota Orchestra) presided on the podium. His repertoire was Vivaldi-Bash Concerto in D and Arutunian's Concerto for Trumpet. He also visited his old friend Greg Hoshida (Arizona State University), and masterclassed at the University of Hawaii.
Joe soloed and masterclassed at the Mediterranean Brass Festival (FESMON) in Valencia, Spain. He shared a recital with good friend Manuel Blanco (recent ADR competition winner)
Joe featured at International Trumpet Guild Conference
Minneapolis, MN — Hosted by Del Lyren
- "Burgstaller dazzled the audience... His playing was flawlessly stunning with perfect technique and control."
- —ITG Journal
Joe was a featured performer and clinician at the ITG conference in Minneapolis, hosted by Del Lyren. Joe gave a recital and clinic to an audience of 1000 trumpet players. He also was reunited with his teacher David Hickman and his wife Miriam Ball Hickman, as well as friends including Del Lyren, Doug Carlsen, Chuck Lazarus, Don Smith, Rodney Mack, Tony DiLorenzo and many more.
Great things happening on the radio charts! BM4s "Bach's Secret Files " has moved up to #75 for all New York-based artists of any genre. Paul Simon still #1.New York Music Chart | Roots Music Report's New York Music Chart
Joe solos with The Virginia Symphony
Joe returned again to Virginia for three solo concerts in front of the Virginia Symphony, led by Maestro JoAnn Falletta. All three concerts were sold-out, and Joe received multiple standing ovations at each concert.
- Joe Burgstaller's wow power was prominent. Formerly with the Canadian Brass, internationally acclaimed Burgstaller's brilliant sound, stellar technical skills and artistry were fully evident in Arutunian's Concerto for Trumpet with it's blend of thoughtful, tuneful, lyrical and technical passages. It's a demanding work, the challenges of which were met, hands down, by Burgstaller. His virtuosic piccolo trumpet playing and amazing chops resulted in a dazzling performance of Bach-Vivaldi's Concerto in D Major."
- —The Virginia Gazette
- Virtuosity has a name; Joe Burgstaller, trumpeter extraordinaire who can easily stand head and shoulders alongside Marsalis, Andre, Mangione and Sandoval et al. if not even overshadowing them. ...there was no frivolity about the music making of this highly skilled performer. ...the soloist presented a crystal clear clarion resounding tone ...Mr. Burgstaller astounded his audience with a magnificent cadenza just before the abrupt ending. ...crystalline textures and flourishes from the solo instrument. Needless to say the audience showed great appreciation for two very admirable, praiseworthy and pulse raising performances."
Bach's Secret Files already being featured on 75 Radio Stations
BM4's latest CD Bach's Secret Files is proving to be another winner!
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Joe performs at benefit concert for 16000 Children Tsunami Relief (NYC)
Joe solos and clinics with Washburn University Wind Ensemble
Joe soloed with the Washburn University Wind Ensemble. He also gave several clinics and masterclasses as part of his visit.
Joe solos with the North American Brass Band Champions
Joe soloed with 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010 North American Brass Band Champions Fountain City Brass Band. (Music Director: Joseph Parisi, Artistic Director: Lee Harrelson)
Reviews are in for Bach's Secret Files!!
- "This quartet is on to something quite marvelous: a hybrid interplay between jazz and classical music - even opera - that should please fans of both genres, and expose the separatists to the virtues of each form...delightful..."
- Ken Franckling's Jazznotes
- delightful... rich... delicious... dramatic... brilliant... Fans with open ears will be rewarded by hearing these outstanding performances."
- AllMusicGuide (Ken Dryden)
- "...a superb marriage of jazz and classical music. Burgstaller's tone on trumpet is gorgeous and expressive... The virtuosity of these group of musicians allows them to played with comfort either jazz, latin jazz or classical."
- JazzTimes (Wilbert Sostre)
NEW Video for Bach's Secret Files
BM4 Releases New CD "Bach's Secret Files"
Classical music for Jazz fans, Jazz music for Classical lovers!
The River of Night (BACH/BURGSTALLER: Praeludium 999) - A Start To Something (BACH: Praeludium XI) - Have Mercy (BACH: Ebarme Dich) - Aria and Count's Insomnia (BACH: Goldberg Variations) - Shadow Cutting (SATIE: Gymnopedie 1) - Spanish Haze (RAVEL: Piece En Forme de Habanera) - Without Words (MENDELSSOHN: Lieder Ohne Worte) - And The Stars Were Shining (PUCCINI: E Lucevan Le Stelle) - Daydreaming Mambo (DEBUSSY: Reverie) Trumpeter Joe Burgstaller (Peabody Institute, formerly of Canadian Brass) and pianist Hector Martignon (Grammy Nominee in Latin Jazz 2009, 2011) team up for their second recording, an adventurous and approachable disc that organically combines Classical and Jazz in inventive re-imaginations. Joined by Percussionist John Ferrari (Naumburg Award Winner) and Hans Glawischnig (Chick Corea, Ray Baretto), the BM4 has simultaneously ignited the excitement of both Classical and Jazz fans alike. BM4's first recording, Mozart's Blue Dreams, debuted directly onto the JazzRadio Charts and was featured on Classical stations all across the U.S.
Joe teaches and performs at the Music For All Festival in Indianapolis
Every year Joe is the trumpet clinician for the National Honor Band Festival, hosted by Music For All and Yamaha in Indianapolis, IN. The top high school musicians in the U.S. are chosen to participate in both the National Honor Band and National Honor Orchestra.
Joe solos at Glencairn Museum in Philadelphia
Joe collaborated with good friend Julian Lawrence Gargiuolo (piano) in a recital at the historic Glencairn Museum, a National Historic Landmark.
Joe visits Harlem's Harmony Program (El Sistema, USA)
Joe visited the Harmony Program in Harlem, a non-profit organization that gives free instruments and lessons to disadvantaged children. The Harmony Program is part of El Sistema, USA. He gave a recital and a short clinic.
Joe solos at Water Island Music Festival in the U.S. Virgin Islands
Joe and his friends performed several concerts as part of the Water Island Music Festival in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Directed by Julian Lawrence Gargiuolo, other performers included Boris Slutsky (Joe's Peabody colleague).
Joe records new CD with Trio101
Joe recorded a new CD with Trio101, featuring all new brass-trio transcriptions of Beethoven, Bach, Bartok and Piazzolla. Trio101 also features internationally acclaimed horn soloist David Jolley and trombone virtuoso Haim Avitsur.
Applause for a Cause Gala
Every year, Joe's chamber music students and the entire trumpet studio at Peabody put on a benefit gala for Peabody's Tuned In program. All proceeds go toward the purchase of musical instruments for students from Baltimore City middle and high schools who participate in Tuned-In, a program of the Peabody Preparatory. Through Tuned-In, talented young musicians from families with limited financial resources receive full scholarships for private lessons, ensemble playing, and other activities.
BurgstallerMartignon4 Tours Germany
The BurgstallerMartignon4 toured Germany for 2 weeks. They played to packed houses in both traditional classical venues and Jazz Festivals in Hamburg, Dusseldorf, Ingolstadt, Aaalen and more. The audiences were incredible, singing along and giving vibrant feedback throughout the music.
- "Creates a stirring spell... Combines centuries-separated styles to a new admirable listening experience... A refreshing, extraordinary listening pleasure"
- Donau Kurier — Germany
- a very entertaining jazz classical mix that served the old and young masters of both genres to all honor.
- Augsburger Allegemeine — Germany
- "Masterly combined mind and heart"
- Schwabische Post
Trio101 performed a sold-out concert at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College in New York City. Joe is joined by internationally renowned horn soloist David Jolley and trombone virtuoso Haim Avitsur.
Joe teaches and performs at Music Academy of the West
Every year since 2001 Joe teaches at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, CA. Four of the best young trumpeters in the world are chosen to attend this premiere orchestra festival.
Joe solos and clinics in Finland; BM4 also performs
Joe was a featured soloist at the Lieksa Brass Festival in Finland. He also led several masterclasses. BM4 joined Joe later in Finland for a concert of their own.
Joe solos and clinics in Hungary
Joe gave a solo recital and several masterclasses in at the Debrecen Trumpet Academy outside Budapest, Hungary. Hungary is known for producing many of the finest trumpet players in all of Europe.
Joe solos and clinics in Arkansas
Joe soloed with the Henderson University Summer Festival Wind Ensemble (Dr. Jesse Levya, director) and gave several masterclasses.
Joe solos and clinics at Yamaha Young Performing Artists
Joe was the featured soloist and clinician for the Yamaha Young Performing Artists in Illinois in front of a packed house of over 3000. The event featured ten fantastic aspiring student musicians who were the winners of a national search. Joe opened the event with an improvised number along with Rex Richardson, and then soloed classically with piano and then again with a jazz ensemble.
Joe Records New CD with BurgstallerMartignon4
BM4 is in the studio recording a new CD as a followup to their smash debut Mozart's Blue Dreams. The new CD features the music of Bach, Debussy, Satie, Ravel, Mendelssohn and Puccini.
Joe solos at Brass Spectacular in Charlotte, NC
Joe soloed several times with the Brass Spectacular of the Salvation Army in Charlotte, NC (Jamie Hood, director). Joe took with him 3 of his trumpet students from Peabody to perform in the band.
Peabody Trumpet Ensemble is a finalist at National Trumpet Competition!
In their first ever outing at the NTC, the Peabody Trumpet Ensemble was a finalist! Congratulations to them for all the hard work they put in creating a great show.
Joe fills in several times with Canadian Brass
Joe again performed several times with the Canadian Brass, rejoining his former colleagues for some spirited music-making. They performed in Washington, D.C. in front of the U.S. Air Force Strings, as well as several concerts in Canada.
Joe records the Haydn Concerto
Joe was the featured soloist on a CD recording of the Haydn Concerto under the direction of Anthony Newman ("The high priest of the harpsichord" - Time Magazine). Of interest was the particular setting Joe and Anthony used for this live recording in front of a standing room only audience. This performance was re-imagined as if done in a small church in England, with a small chamber orchestra conducted by the harpsichordist. Visit the audio page to listen.
Joe teaches and performs at the Music For All Festival in Indianapolis
Every year Joe is the trumpet clinician for the National Honor Band Festival, hosted by Music For All and Yamaha in Indianapolis, IN. The top high school musicians in the U.S. are chosen to participate in both the National Honor Band and National Honor Orchestra. This year Joe brought with him his star brass quintet from Peabody, the CStreet Brass (formerly Brass Roots). They performed with Joe in his masterclasses as well as in front of 1500 participants at the opening ceremonies. They also were the featured solo group in front of the National Honor Band, performing Bernstein's Mass. They were the first student group to be invited in such a capacity by Music for All.
Peabody group CStreet Brass performs at Kennedy Center
The CStreet Brass was selected to perform at the Kennedy Center as part of their conservatory spotlight series. CStreet (formerly Brass Roots) is coached by Joe Burgstaller.
Joe performs at the Westchester Brassfest
Trio101 performed to a raucous crowd at the Westchester TrumpetFest at West Chester University (PA), hosted by J.C. Dobrzelewski. Trio101 also features international horn soloist David Jolley and trombone virtuoso Haim Avitsur.
Joe solos at the Ohio Music Educators Conference with the Cincinnati Conservatory Brass Ensemble
Joe was the guest soloist with the famed CCM Brass Ensemble (Tim Northcut, director), the oldest ensemble of its kind in the United States. As part of his visit to Cincinnati, Joe also gave several clinics and coaching's at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.
Joe performs with Canadian Brass
Joe rejoined his colleagues in the Canadian Brass for a concert in Schenectedy, NY.
Joe solos with the Arizona Wind Symphony
Joe returned to Arizona (where he lived as a student at Arizona State University) for a concert with the Arizona Wind Symphony (Bill Richardson, director) , a professional concert bad based in Mesa, AZ. Joe dedicated a new arrangement of his showcase Concerto in D Major by Bach/Vivaldi to his college mentor, Professor Emeritus of Trombone Gail Eugene Wilson.
Joe plays Brandenburg No. 2 with Anthony Newman
Every New Year's Eve, Joe performs the notoriously difficult Brandenburg No. 2 with Baroque Specialist Star Anthony Newman ("The high priest of the harpsichord" - Time Magazine) and the BachWorks Orchestra (made up of members of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and St. Luke's Orchestra).
Joe and Julie get married!
Joe wed the love of his life, Julie Desbordes (of Limoges, France). The wedding was held in Manhattan on the balcony of a friend's penthouse. Julie is a trumpeter and conductor, with Masters degrees in both disciplines from the Montreal Conservatoire. The couple met in France and will live in New York.
Joe attends his High School Band Reunion
Joe returned to Virginia Beach for the 21st Year Reunion of the Kempsville High School Band. He had a fantastic time with former directors Mark Reimer and Emmet Forbes, as well as many of his former classmates.
"Mozart's Blue Dreams" in rotation on over 100 radio Stations
"Mozart's Blue Dreams" continues to tear up the radio waves nationwide as it is in regular rotation on over 100 radio stations! Here's the list... Make sure to support your local classical and jazz radio stations!
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More reviewers LOVING "Mozart's Blue Dreams" as Radioplay remains very strong
The reviews are coming in for "Mozart's Blue Dreams", and ...it's a HIT. We are playing on almost 100 stations now!
- "hip and approachable... majestically sublime beauty... marvelous!"
- AllAboutJazz.com (Dan McClenaghan)
- "ingenious... ethereal moments of true beauty and genius"
- AllAboutJazz.com (C. Michael Bailey)
- "stunning... (Mozart) surely would consider (this) hip if he revisited the planet to jam with them."
- JazzNotes (Ken Franckling)
- '...the entire album can serve as something of a compendium of fusion approaches that have achieved wide currency, as a suggestion for new directions, and as a superior instrumental performance in itself, with Burgstaller's quiet trumpet stylings. Recommended, and enjoyable...'
- "very engaging music, beautifully crafted and likely to please both the jazz and classical listener. Compare it perhaps with Jacques Loussier, The Swingle Singers or Lalo Schiffrin, all of whom have successfully brought the classical and jazz families together."
- Jazz Society of Oregon
- "remarkable, incredibly played and delightful"
- KUNC 91.5 (Colorado NPR Affiliate)
- "Recommended. Very tasteful for lovers of both genres."
- RadioIo.com (Michael Matheny)
AllaboutJazz.com raves "ethereal moments of true beauty and genius", comparing the BM4 with James Galway and Tiempo Libre.
Jazz and classical musics should be friends. They have much in common. It is conceivable that a synthesis of the two could be achieved as successfully as that existing between jazz and rock. These jazz/classical offerings crescendo with the Burgstaller Martignon 4's Mozart's Blue Dreams and Other Crossover Fantasies. This is music of phantasm, pretty much beyond description. The group's "Ave Maria" and " Oblivion" are ethereal moments of true beauty and genius—like the rest of this recording. read more...
TOP 50 JazzRadio for "Mozart's Blue Dreams"
"Mozart's Blue Dreams & Other Crossover Fantasies" (Summit Records), the first release from BM4 (BurgstallerMartignon4), has leapt onto the JazzRadio Charts starting in its very first week! #5 most added, #5 increased airplay