It has been said that, “If a trumpet typically sounds like a bright, shining light, then Daniel’s trumpet sounds like the dark, moody shadow it casts.” Hailed for his unique voice, trumpeter Daniel Kocurek has worked extensively as a soloist, chamber musician, studio musician, and clinician and is a vocal proponent of expanding the musical possibilities of his instrument. As lead trumpet in the world-renowned Dallas Brass, he helped bring music to people of all ages. He has performed throughout North America, in front of audiences numbering from ten to over 10,000. His travels have led to performances with Jens Lindemann, Mark Gould, Ryan Anthony, Marty Hackleman, Alain Trudel, Brandon Ridenour, Nancy DiNovo, Bobby Shew, and Eugene Skovorodnikov, among many others. Daniel currently leads the trumpet studio at the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University, performs with the Oregon Brass Quintet and Rogue Valley Symphony, and is lead trumpet with the Tony Award-Winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He resides in Ashland, Oregon, is a Bach Trumpet Artist and Clinician, and is a Wedge Performing Artist.
Dan Kocurek will play a selection from his favorite current repertoire.