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Mike Kobrin   [musiclifeline]
New Orleans Louisiana United States
Jazz SoloCommercial/Recording
Ernie Vincent & the Top Notes, WWOZ 90.7 FM New Orleans
Contact me for: Performance opportunities & Trumpet instruction
I am a (mostly) freelance trumpet/cornet/flugelhorn player in New Orleans. I am currently in Ernie Vincent & the Top Notes (Funk & Blues) and have played regularly with John Lisi & Delta Funk, The Revealers, Bywater Rock Group, Otis Funkmeyer (NYC), The Shreep (SF), Sack of Woe (NYC), Cedric 'IM' Brooks (NYC), and the Mike Kobrin Quintet (NYC).

I studied Jazz Trumpet Performance with John Worley and Johnny Coppola in San Francisco, as well as with Maynard Ferguson alum Don Hahn in NYC. I also studied classical trumpet with Mitch Jellin (NYC).

I enjoy playing danceable music (Funk, Swing, Blues, Reggae), but my heart is definitely rooted in jazz. My biggest influences are Fats Navarro, Sweets Edison, Miles, Conte Candoli, Warren Vache, Don Hahn, Dave Douglas, Kenny Dorham, Clifford Brown, Blue Mitchell and Lee Morgan. Of course, living in New Orleans and being around folks like Wendell Brunious, Mark Braud, Trombone Shorty, Shamarr Allen, Connie Jones, Leroy Jones, and many more, I can't help but pick up local influences. After all, that is why I moved down here.

I teach adults (comeback & beginner), kids, and teens. I am also the Web Editor and Music Listings Editor at WWOZ 90.7 FM, New Orleans' Jazz & Heritage Community Radio Station.