VIDEO: Student Trumpeter Christian Marrero

February 13, 2013

Florida native Christian Marrero started playing trumpet in his middle school band to stay out of trouble. He continued because the trumpet perfectly matched the volume of his personality.

Marrero began playing trumpet at age 12 and has been very privileged to take lessons with Doug Michels, lead trumpet player of Gloria Estefan’s Miami Sound Machine. Throughout the years he has participated in various Florida state bands, including all state jazz, symphonic, and orchestra. He has also been principal trumpet of the Florida Youth Orchestra for four years in a row and received the prestigious Lois Deicke Award. He toured Europe with the Make a Wish Foundation Charity Band in 2008 and participated in the 2010-2011 Grammy Band Jazz Ensemble, the 2010-2011 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, and 2011-2012 Jazz Band of America. He performed with Wynton Marsalis and other members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center jazz orchestra at the Essentially Ellington Jazz Competition and worked with Wycliffe Gordon, Marcus Printup, Ted Nash, and Jason Marsalis at the Swing Central Jazz Competition. He attended the Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, Florida while performing at various weddings, grand openings, and private parties. 

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