Joshua Wagner

Joshua Wagner is in high demand as a trumpet player, clinician, soloist, and teacher. From the beginning he has been setting himself apart from his peers with his huge sound, soaring high register, and ability to feel at home in a variety of music genres.

Mr. Wagner has toured as 1st trumpet on the national tours of Bullets Over Broadway: The Musical and Elf: The Musical. His musical affiliations have included the Bay Area Big Band, Traverse Symphony Orchestra, Traverse Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet, Judy Harrison & Swing Shift, Round Oak Cornet Band, Southwestern Michigan College Brass Band, Blue Lake Brass Faculty Ensemble, Blue Lake Faculty Jazz Septet, Café Cubano, Twin Cities Jazz Orchestra, La Porte County Symphony Orchestra, Al Cobine Big Band, Keith Karns Big Band, Columbus Symphony Orchestra, and the David N. Baker Jazz Ensemble.

Mr. Wagner has performed with Phil Smith, Everette Green, Delores King Williams, Brandon Ridenour, Rich Ridenour, Vince DiMartino, Joey Tartell, Pat Harbison, Wayne Bergeron, Bobby Shew, Tom Walsh, Terri Lyne Carrington, Bill Carothers, Phil Woods, Cyrus Chestnut, Robbie Smith, Danny Barber, Kevin Good, William Camp, and many more.

Equally at home as a teacher, he serves on both the Brass Faculty and Jazz Faculty of Blue Lake International Fine Arts Camp, music faculty for Northwestern Michigan College & Southwestern Michigan College, as an adjudicator/clinician for the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association, and an adjudicator for the Central Michigan University Jazz Weekend.

Mr. Wagner has studied with Dennis Horton, Jay Crouch, Danny Barber, Mike Williams, Robbie Smith, Wayne Bergeron, Kevin Good, Pat Harbison, David Baker, Vince DiMartino, and Joey Tartell.

He holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Central Michigan University and a Master of Music degree in Jazz Studies & Trumpet from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University where he was the recipient of the Jamey & Sara Aebersold Jazz Studies Fellowship Award.

“I have never felt as comfortable about the safety of my horns when they leave the house as I have since I started using Torpedo bag products. They are as beautiful as they are protective. I won’t even consider using anything else!” — Joshua Wagner.

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