Started at the age of 5. My dad played trumpet, so I wanted to.
What was the first concert you ever went to?
1977. Genesis "And Then There Were 3" Tour. Chicago. My brother took me. 2 drummers, Chester Thompson and Phil Collins. The laser lights blew my mind. :)
What gear do you use?
I play a "Wild Thing" trumpet made by Flip Oakes in Oceanside, CA. Best horn I've ever played. My favorite instrument to play, though, is acoustic guitar. I have a Washburn D-10N I bought for under $200 about 20 years ago. Looking to get a better one, when I can afford it. I also have an upright bass (Kay), a Fender Jazz 5 string, a Casio Privia keyboard, an Ibanez RG530 electric guitar, circa 1984, and an Epiphone Emperor Thinline hollow body electric for jazz. Oh, and a King 2B tenor trombone. Also, assorted electronic sound modules from the 80s to the present. The newest Octapad rocks.