John Lake

I love the 1600I trumpet, designed in cooperation with lead-trumpet icon Roger Ingram. It’s a very efficient yet free-blowing horn, with a balanced, resonant tone...perfect for my work as a jazz and commercial lead player. In fact, all my brass instruments from flugelhorn to piccolo trumpet, are made by XO. Well designed and immaculately constructed, these horns are truly world class!
John Lake


John Lake is a trumpet player and composer living in New York City, maintaining a busy performance schedule as a jazz soloist and in-demand lead trumpet player. John composes and arranges original music for his own acoustic jazz septet, The John Lake Ensemble, and is a co-leader of the New Alchemy Jazz Orchestra, which has featured such artists as Peter Bernstein, Dick Oatts, and Terrell Stafford. 

Recent large-ensemble performances include lead and section trumpet with the American Ballet Theater Orchestra at Lincoln Center, Michael Feinstein & Tedd Firth Big Band at Jazz At Lincoln Center, Ben Markley Big Band, Fat Cat Big Band, Jihye Lee Jazz Orchestra, Jazzharmonic Orchestra, David Berger Jazz Orchestra, Charlie Rosen’s Broadway Big Band and 8-Bit Big Band, the Danny Jonokuchi Big Band, Brian Krock’s Big Heart Machine, Steven Feifke Big Band, Terazza Big Band (Michael Thomas & Edward Perez), and the Seth Weaver Big Band. In the world of popular music and theater, John’s diverse musical talents have afforded him opportunities to perform and record with artists such as Escort, Marc Shaiman, Mac Miller, Alex Newell, Marin Mazzie, Casey Cott, Matthew Morrison, Josh Groban, Chairlift, Kristin Chenoweth, John Lithgow, and David Hyde Pierce.

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