Endre Rice

The XO Brass 1602 has a great balance of warmth and brilliance which allows me to feel comfortable playing both lead and jazz. Our Count Basie trumpet section plays a combination of different professional horns. The 1602 blends in perfectly with each of them.
Endre Rice


Endre Rice is a 20-year member and featured soloist with the Legendary Count Basie Orchestra. He is also the Director of Jazz Studies at Claflin University in Orangeburg, SC. As a freelance artist and a member of the Count Basie Orchestra, Endre has performed in over 40 countries, including numerous performances at Carnegie Hall, The Sydney Opera House, and the Hollywood Bowl. For the past 25 years, he also devoted his time to promoting jazz education by conducting clinics and master classes throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.

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