Rod Mcgaha

I love the consistency and feel of the XO instruments. They are smooth like butter!! They make it very easy to speak.
Rod McGaha


Rod McGaha is exactly what working musicians strive to be, a potent combination of virtuosity and unfettered artistic passion.  But who are we to say so?  Fair question. It has been said by more than a few that the good musicians know who are the good musicians; therefore -

Max Roach (jazz legend): “(Rod is) An important new and original voice.”  

Clark Terry (jazz legend):  “When I first heard Trees (Rod), I got that same feeling I got when I first heard Wynton.  Some musicians just have that thing!”

Jeff Coffin  (Dave Matthews Band):  “Rod McGaha is a one of a kind musician and has his own identity on the trumpet – an instrument that millions of people play- and that's saying something.”

Kirk Whalum (Grammy award winner):  “Rod McGaha doesn't think he has the luxury of ever releasing music he doesn't feel deeply.  I for one am glad that he connects us to his heart each time he connects to his mouthpiece.”

Victor Wooten (Grammy award-winning bassist) “ Rod is a special talent. Whether playing the trumpet, writing or arranging, he speaks with a voice that is uniquely his own. That is why I use him on my projects.”

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