Trumpet Player 

Trumpeter Nic Chaffee performs regularly in the Los Angeles area and has toured internationally. He has performed on stage at such festivals as Glastonbury and Coachella, has appeared live on the Late Show with David Letterman, and has also performed at the Hollywood Bowl and the Academy Awards Governor’s Ball. An in-demand lead trumpet player, Chaffee performs in several ensembles at Disneyland, and has worked with artists including Wu Tang Clan, Belle & Sebastian, and funk legend George Clinton. Chaffee earned his Bachelor of Music in Composition and Jazz Studies from California State University, Long Beach.

Audio Examples

Lead Trumpet

I'm Havin' a Ball - composed by Steve Lang

Nic loves few things more than driving a big band from the back row. This particular tune was a hit in the recent Robert De Niro / Zac Efron flick, "Bad Grandpa." Nic sat in the lead chair for the high notes on this track, which was also recorded, mixed, and mastered at The Woodshed. 

Funky Trumpet Soloist

"Choka Choka" - by Delta Nove

A jazz player living in an electrified world, Nic finds himself especially at home improvising over a funky groove. Check out the trumpet solo on this track (beginning @ 1:28) for an example of Nic's work playing trumpet plugged into some squishy effects. 

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Jun 02, 2018

1:30 PM

Student Recital

St. Luke's Lutheran Church

Long Beach, CA

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