A huge thanks to all my new kickstarter backers that helped fund my project through kickstarter. As of this afternoon the project has been successfully funded! I look forward to getting my new recording project off the ground.
Today I launched a fundraising campaign via Kickstarter for my upcoming trio recording. If you’d like to help out with a contribution, click here.
I will be joining the Bone Chimes for a show at Arlene’s Grocery on August 7th, opening up for The Dirty Pearls. Tickets here.
I’ll be joining the Saunders Sermons band for the late night series at the Blue Note on Saturday June 29th at midnight. You can get tickets here.
I’m happy to announce a new project coming later this summer with two fantastic musicians; Bassist Aidan Carroll and Drummer Jared Schonig will join me to record new music I’ve been working on for a trio setting. Writing music specifically for this instrumentation is an idea which has been kicking around in my head since I went into the studio to record “Intrinsic”. When I firm up the details about how you can become a supporter of this new project, I will post them here.
I was asked to perform part of Handel’s “Messiah” for Easter service at a local church, including the very challenging Bass Aria referenced above. Preparing for this performance gave me a chance to reflect on how much the role of the trumpet has changed since Handel composed this work back in 1741. The valved trumpet was still nearly a hundred years away, yet Handel gives the trumpet a very exposed, lyrical role. This Oratorio is a beautiful work, and I encourage you to give the entire composition a listen. There is a fantastic recording by the London Symphony that you can listen to here.
Heard some very interesting and fresh music at the Tea Lounge recently, Michael Webster’s “Leading Lines” ensemble. Take a listen here
The addition of a string section, clarinet, flute, and oboe to a traditional jazz rhythm & horn section added a palette of sound that I wish more jazz composers utilized.
Welcome to the completely redesigned website of Trumpeter Pablo Masis. If you have any comments or questions, feel free to drop me a line on the Contact page.
I’m looking forward to having a platform to share my upcoming projects, shows, and random thoughts. My most recent release, “Intrinsic”, is available on the Listen page.