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Great Performances: Geoff Gallante Performs Cheek To Cheek

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 8:45 AM

I am surprised that it took me this long to hear about trumpet prodigy Geoff Gallante. Close your eyes and listen to the playing of a professional trumpet player who is most likely in his 20's or 30's. Open your eyes and see an 11-year-old boy. This performance from 2012 is impressive, to say the least. Geoff picked up his brother's trumpet at age 4 and has gone on to perform all over the country with pops orchestras, military bands, and jazz ensembles of all kinds. Definitely a name that will be in public prominence in years to come.


What amazes me about Gallante is not so much his mature sound or his musicianship, but the fact that he has already developed the breath control and muscular flexibility and strength of an adult player. It just goes to show that aptitude married with opportunity can yield amazing results if nurtured early in a child's development.


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