John P. McGuigan

Trumpet Player Composer and Arranger

The Trumpet Player

Holds an Honours Bachelor of Music Theory & Composition. University of Western Ontario Faculty Of Music.
Past Trumpet Teachers have included Trumpet Virtuoso Erik Schültz and Ray Tizzard of the Hannaford Street Silver Band  and the True North Brass

Current Projects:

Project Phoenix

Lead Trumpet

An 10-11 piece Funk Band, performing  original funk music and cover songs by bands such as Earth Wind & Fire, Sly & the Family Stone, 

6 Piece R&B band - Rock, Soul and R&B from the 60's - Featuring standards from the "Golden Age of Popular Music" - Beatles, Stones, Van Morrison, Wilson Picket, Sam & Dave, Stevie Wonder, among many others

Hurricane Dance Band
Musical Director,
Section Trumpet player
Full 18 Piece Swing Dance Band performing standards in the Miller, Basie, Dorsey bands, as well as Latin and Contemporary music styles
Soloist/Ensemble player Performing in Churches for Special Services, Available for Weddings, recitals or Musical Theater Shows etc..
Substitute Player

Able to quickly fill in for other trumpet players in rehearsal or for performances.  Experienced in all styles, familiar with most Big Band Stock Arrangements and the majority R & B, Rock or Funk songs involving horn sections. 

Has filled in with the GTA Swing Band, Megacity Swing Band, Swing Shift, The Don Bowes Big Band, The Big Smoke Big Band, The Uptown Swing Band, Central Nervous System (R&B Band) and  The Power Connection, among many others.

Past Projects

Trumpet Inner Soul - Contemporary R & B, Funk & Acid Jazz Ensemble  
Trumpet Player
Valve Trombone
Horn Arrangements
Brass Routes - 12 piece R&B Funk band which performed throughout the GTA
You can still purchase the band's last release "covering it uP" containing several R&B standards.

Lead Trumpet Etobicoke Jazz Ensemble - Big Band
Lead Trumpet Thornhill Swing Band - Full 18 Piece Swing Dance Band
Lead Trumpet The King Bees
Blues Brothers Tribute Band featuring songs revitalized by the Blues Brothers as well as many other Blues and R & B standards

Section Trumpet Player Toronto Sounds Big Band Full 18-19 Piece Stage Band Specializing in Jazz and Latin Music. Also performing Dance Music

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