ALAN CHEZ is a legend among rock and jazz trumpet players, with a high profile career spanning decades. From “Late Night with David Letterman,” to tours with Tower of Power and Jon Bon Jovi, Al Chez has entertained millions of music fans throughout the world.
At the age of 9, he joined his father’s local drum corps, the Saints. Throughout his career, Al Chez has donated his time to drum corps activity, working with many DCI and DCA corps, as well as BOA bands. Chez conducts marching band clinics and performances throughout the country.
In 1979, Chez joined forces with Jon Bon Jovi to create “The Atlantic City Expressway,” which played New Jersey shore clubs for years. Chez has also played with such artists as Tower of Power, Robert Cray Band, Spyro Gyra, Sting, Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Bon Jovi, Cee lo Greene, Snoop Dog, James Brown, and many others. He has performed at several Presidential Inaugurations, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductions, John Lennon’s 50th Birthday Celebration in Tokyo, Japan, the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games Closing Ceremonies, the Concert of the Century at the White House, the Concert for New York, and The Very Special Christmas Concert.
Chez today is passionate about his new project, “Al Chez & The Brothers of Funk,” a big band playing rock and soul music with a big horn sound. Alan Chez joined the CBS Orchestra on Feb. 3, 1997, after years of sitting in on trumpet and flugelhorn on “Late Night with David Letterman,” on NBC, and “The Late Show,” on CBS. His 15 year television performance career is second only to Doc Severinsen’s position on “The Tonight Show.” Alan Chez lives with his wife, six kids, three dogs, and two cats, in the great state of New Jersey.
“Quote TBA” — AL Chez