Hello, my name is John Benedetti and I teach Trumpet Lessons in and around New York, NY. I also offer lessons in Classical Voice, Ear Training, Flugelhorn, Jazz Voice, Mariachi, Music Theory, Singing, Trombone, Vocal and Vocal Training.
John is a dynamic, enthusiastic, and passionate trumpet player with over 17 years of professional experience. An extensive background in various styles and genres of music: Jazz, Latin, Classical,
Pop, R&B, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Musicals, Rock, and Commercial. Driving, precise, and energetic
lead trumpet. Soulful, lyrical, and expressive when playing on All styles on Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Piccolo Trumpet, C Trumpet. Specialize in Lead trumpet and solo work. Excellent sight reader. Lead Vocals Background Vocals Proficient on Auxiliary Percussion.
John W. B. is a graduate of the University of Washington’s School of Music with a BA/BM in Trumpet Performance under the direction of Allen Vizzutti. John’s influences come from Miles Davis, Tom Harrell, Kurt Elling, Duke Ellington, Stan Kenton, Count Basie, Maynard Ferguson, Doobie Brothers, Tower of Power, and many other great musical legends.
On top of performing in Paris, Berlin, Japan, New Zealand, and Australia, John has played for many jazz giants such as: Randy Brecker, John Fedchock, Dick Oattes, Dave Pietro, and Seattle based musicians, Mark Taylor and Jay Thomas.
John returned in May 2013 from a year and half long contract playing lead trumpet on various cruise ships for Royal Caribbean and P&O Cruise Lines. John plays a wide variety of freelance work ranging from Latin, Rock, Soul, Gospel, Funk, and R&B.
John has recently moved to New York City with wide range of available performances and music projects including John’s debut album on vocals and trumpet.
Private instruction is a great opportunity for a student to learn the details to playing trumpet and making music. Playing trumpet can be fun and enjoyable. It can also be one of the most physically demanding instruments to play.
The physical aspect of playing can be the most crucial. Learning to play with proper air support, embouchure set, correct finger technique, and posture will not only make playing easier, but will also progress your abilities faster and more efficiently.
My lessons are structured around the proper physical approach to the horn while applying fundamental techniques such as: Lip Flexibility, Technical Fingering, Range, Proper Equipment, and most importantly, Breath Control and Proper Abdominal Support.
The other part of my lessons involve learning the mental focus needed to make practicing efficient and beneficial, coping with performance anxiety, and establishing “mental confidence” while performing.
All these aspects take time and practice to acquire, but are very important for a trumpet player in order to make trumpet playing fun, exciting, and rewarding.
John W. Benedetti, a native to Seattle Washington has been playing trumpet since the age of 6, and
hasbeen singing since the age of 7. Although singing was a passion of his for many years, playing the trumpet took precedence over his passion for singing and has lead a career as a lead trumpet player
for the past 15 years.
After High School, John attended Bellevue College under the direction of Hal Sherman where for 3 years John played lead trumpet for Bellevue College. While at Bellevue College John recorded several albums, traveled the to Paris and Berlin playing for various jazz venues, and began his freelance career in Seattle as a lead trumpet player.
In 2001, John continued his education in music at the University of Washington. In his first quarter,
John was awarded a "New Recruitment Achievement Award" and was granted a full scholarship for his first year. While studying at the University of Washington John excelled quickly and was playing for various ensembles, including the Studio Jazz Ensemble and the University of Washington Wind Ensemble.
In 2003, John did several recordings with the Wind Ensemble playing principal trumpet and in May of 2003 traveled to Japan to perform in the famous Kobe Performance Hall. John completed his double bachelors degree in music in 2055 and also established himself as frequently called lead trumpet player.
John has played for numerous amounts of famous musicians including: Dick Oattes, Randy Brecker, Jon Fedchock, and recently performed with the new, up and coming soul singer, Allen Stone.
Since 2005, John has played with a variety of professional ensembles throughout the greater Northwest. John's biggest claim to fame in Seattle is landing the lead trumpet/vocal position with the Northwest's Premier Rock and Soul band FREDDY PINK.
Since 2006 John traveled the greater parts of the United States playing lead trumpet and signing back-up vocals with Freddy Pink and played many corporate events and social events until 2011.
In October 2011, John was acquired by an agent from Canada and has been working on cruise ships for the past year and half. While working on cruise ships John has performed for many famous entertainers including Bobby Arvon from the Happy Days tv show, to Kenny James who was featured on Star Search with Ed McMahon.
While traveling the world and playing lead trumpet, John recently rekindled his passion for singing and has been actively working on his new vocal project, "A Remembrance of Love through Time: A tribute to Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Johnny Hartman, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, and many other crooner legends!
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