Broadway Musician and Freelance Trumpet Player John Chudoba of New York City
Broadway Musician and Freelance New York Trumpet Player John Chudoba of New York City grew up in the suburbs of Chicago where he began playing the trumpet in grade school. John Chudoba states that Conrad Gozzo and Snooky Young have been tremendous influences on his playing career. John studied the trumpet with William Scarlet who was the Assistant Principle Trumpet with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra while living in Chicago and attending high school.
Professional Trumpet Player John Chudoba has performed extensively with the Woody Herman Orchestra, Maynard Ferguson's Big Bop Nouveau Band; Paul Anka; Gary Morgan's Pan Americana Big Band; The Fab Faux; the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, the Big Band of Chicago, Barrett Deems Big Band, Bill Watrous Islands West Big Band, Jack Sheldon's Big Band and with numerous Broadway Shows including A Chorus Line; Miss Saigon National Tour, Chita Rivera: A Dancer's Life, Monty Pythons Spamalot, Never Gonna Dance, His Way: A Tribute to the Man and His Music, Disney's Hercules Stage Spectacular and Fosse National Tour. John has also played with the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Hawaiian Band
John states that he plays on a couple of 1s2 Calicchio Professional Trumpets; a Yamaha Professional Flugelhorn and a Schilke P5-4 Piccolo Trumpet. John uses a newly designed Monette Prana BLW S1 mouthpiece, roughly based on the original Monette lead trumpet mouthpiece model, the "BL." It has the same rim contour as the BL model but with a wider inside rim diameter - the same inner rim diameter as the Monette B6. It has a custom "SLAP" cup, with a very wide funnel shape near the throat that gives the mouthpiece large targets and also makes it quite forgiving to play. John's choice in equipment gives him a huge, fat sound!
John Chudoba's Discography At CD Universe