The Schmitt Music Trumpet Shop proudly presents a free Master Class with trumpeter and educator Mike Vax! Please join us at Schmitt Music Brooklyn Center on Thursday, March 15 at 6PM – and bring your instrument!
Mike Vax is a Warburton International Artist. He is also a Summit Records recording artist. Mike has performed workshops and concerts in over 3000 high schools, colleges and universities all around the world, over the past 48 years. He is very active as a clinician and soloist in both the classical and jazz idioms.
Questions about trumpets or the master class? Contact Dr. Ben Alle, Schmitt Music Trumpet Shop Manager, at 763-566-4560 for more information.
Mike Vax is a Warburton International Artist. He is also a Summit Records recording artist. Mr. Vax performs exclusively on Warburton trumpets, cornets and flugelhorns. He has played lead and solo trumpet with the Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra, the Clark Terry Big Bad Band, and the U.S. Navy Show Band.
Mike has also performed and/or recorded with such greats as Art Pepper, Gene Krupa, Cab Calloway, Al Grey, Freddy Hubbard, John Handy, Don Ellis, Don Jacoby, Louie Bellson, Joe Williams, Anita O’Day, June Christy, Barbara McNair, the Four Freshmen, The Glenn Miller, Harry James, and Jimmy Dorsey Orchestras, The Navy Commodores, The Army Blues, The Army Jazz Ambassadors, The Air Force Falconaires, the Beverly Hills Unlisted Jazz Band, and the Dukes of Dixieland in New Orleans.
He has appeared as guest lead trumpet and soloist with symphony pops orchestras around the United States, and in Europe, as well as the All-American Collegiate Orchestra at Disneyworld. He has toured extensively in Europe, Scandinavia, South America and Japan.
As a recording musician, he has performed on more than 75 albums, including 20 under his own name.
He is the founder and Chairman of the Board of Firends of Big Band Jazz, which is a 501c3 nonprofit corporation. This foundation has given over $60,000 in scholarships to jazz camps, funds to jazz programs in schools, donations to help musicians in need, and also made a donation to Habitat for Humanity for the Musicians Village in New Orleans.
Currently Mike is leading his own groups: “Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra directed by Mike Vax”, “The Mike Vax Big Band”, “TRPTS” (Trumpets), “The Mile Vax – Ron Romm Collaboration”, “The Great American Jazz Band”, and “The Mike Vax Quartet, Quintet and Sextet”.
Mike has performed workshops and concerts in over 3000 high schools, colleges and universities all around the world, over the past 48 years. He is very active as a clinician and soloist in both the classical and jazz idioms. Learn more about Mr. Vax here: www.mikevax.net.