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Dan Collette

 

 

Born in Port Jervis, New York - November 21,1954


Grew up in the New York metropolitan area


Degree in Music Education k-12


University of Bridgeport /Jersey City University

 

Professional experience. Since 1978 playing lead trumpet for many Broadway musicals such as

A Chorus Line, Cats, Bob Fosse’s Dancin, Dream Girls, They’re Playing Our Song, Spider Woman,

Guys and Dolls, Showboat, Crazy for You, Jerome Robbins Broadway, Victor, Victoria, Legally Blonde,

West Side Story, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and many more through the years.


Lead trumpet for the Rolling Stones (Undercover and Dirty Work Albums), The Temptations, Bette Midler,

Manhattan Transfer, Whoopi Goldberg, Angela Lansbury, Julie Andrews, Raquel Welch, Brooke Shields,

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, The Sopranos, Steve Lawrence, Don Rickles, Nancy Sinatra,

Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis, Angelika Milster, Mary, and Manfred Krug.


Mario Bauza Afro Cuban Big Band, 944 Columbus and It’s My time, Chico O’ Farrill Big Band (Emotion album)


also recorded with Buddy Rich Big Band – Burnin’ for Buddy Volumes 1 and 2. Toshiko Akiyoshi Big Band, Jimmy Heath Big Band, David Sanborn, The No Angels - When The Angels Swing.


Lead trumpet for funk artists. Parliament Funkadelics,


Bootsy Collins. Chops Horns - Atlantic Records


Motion picture soundtracks: Mambo Kings, Murder Is My Buisness


Presently lead trumpet for the Berlin Jazz Orchestra and the Symphonic Pop Orchestra - Principal trumpet,

previously first trumpet Theatre des Westens Berlin.


Teaching experience: Landes Musikrat Berlin, Berlin Jugend Jazz Orchestra,

Landes Jugend Jazz Orchester Brandenberg, Jazz Institute Of Berlin