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19 hours ago
Excited to be playing tonight at Mulligan's with Shelley Yoelin on sax, Audrey Morrison on trombone; Rich Armandi on bass, Donovan Mixon on guitar; and Joe Valentino on drums.Music starts at 7:30 p.m. and there is no cover. Come on out and hang/sit in! ... See MoreSee Less
July 29, 2015, 7:30pm - July 29, 2015, 10:00pm
New start time 7:30. A great ensemble this week with Josh Rzepka, TPT; Audrey Morrison, TB; Rich Armandi, Bs; Donovan Mixon, GTR; Joe Valentino, DR. Come on out. It's OK to leave your house! I hop...
3 days ago
This Saturday, in Akron! I'm looking forward to returning to play at BLU Jazz+ with my quintet! We'll be honoring Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, and Marcus Belgrave!http://blujazzakron.com/show/… ... See MoreSee Less
Josh Rzepka Quintet: The Music of Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry & Marcus Belgrave - BLU Jazz+
Midwest trumpet sensation and Akron native returns home for special one-night-only concert event! Featuring Theron Brown, Lucas Kadish, Peter Dominguez, Ron Godale.
6 days ago
* for best quality make sure to watch in HD*Since I was asked by some people what the difference was with the new cup mute I recently acquired (a vintage Ray Robinson), I decided to make a quick video demonstration where I play all 4 different cup mutes that I own. They are: Dennis Wick , Soulo Mute, Humes and Berg, and a vintage Ray Robinson.I edited together a version of the Dizzy tune Groovin' High so that it switches mutes between phrases (it's not the best editing job, but it illustrated the point I was going after).It's pretty cool how different these mutes sound - they all have their own unique character. I tried to play they all with the same intensity on the trumpet, and they were all pushed in the bell the same amount.Which one sounds best to you?The playing portion of this video starts around the 3:20 mark. ... See MoreSee Less
Cup Mute Comparison
7 days ago
It's Thursday, and that means live #jazz at Found in Evanston from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.I've got an awesome trio lined up tonight, with Daniel G. Murphy on keyboard and John Sims on the acoustic bass! We'll be playing classics of the bobop era, fun music by Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Monk, and others.Stop on in, it's going to be a fun night, and make sure to come hungry - the food at Found is awesome. ... See MoreSee Less
1 week ago
Here's a cool shot from last night's gig at Joe & Wayne Segal's Jazz Showcase with the New Standard Jazz Orchestra. The trumpet section is playing all Ray Robinson cup mutes, a rarity for big bands these days. Nearly everyone in this photo is playing a cup mute that has been restored by Roger Ingram, the Mute Meister! http://www.mutemeister.com ... although I got mine from Ebay.It was a very fun gig, this band is awesome, and the trumpet section was killer last night with Roger Ingram, Chuck Parrish, Chad McCullough, and myself.I'm glad to have finally played my new S. E. Shires Company trumpet in a big band setting. Since I've gotten my new horn I've played a lot of jazz gigs, some top 40, some classical solos, but this was the first time in a trumpet section. Wow, what great blend and projection. This horn works for everything, and I'm diggin it more each day.Thanks to Victoria Clarke for taking this great photo!#shirestrumpet #pickettbrass #mutemeister ... See MoreSee Less
I'm looking forward to tonight's gig at Joe & Wayne Segal's Jazz Showcase with the New Standard Jazz Orchestra! This is an all-star band, and I'm thrilled to be able to play with them. I couldn't be happier to play 4th trumpet in a section with Roger Ingram, Chuck Parrish, and Chad McCullough (and that's just the trumpet section). This band is stacked!Original charts by band members, awesome soloists, and one of the best jazz clubs that there is - what's not to like?I hope to see some of you at the gig! ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
Josh Rzepka shared BLU Jazz+'s photo. ... See MoreSee Less
JOSH RZEPKA QUINTET: THE MUSIC OF DIZZY GILLESPIE, CLARK TERRY & MARCUS BELGRAVE (August 1, 2015)
Midwest trumpet sensation and Akron native returns home for special one-night-only concert event! Fea...