Many people have asked about the pictures of the trip to the Netherlands to see Hub van Laar so I thought I would talk about the trip. In 2005 I had the great pleasure, thanks to Bob and Chuck Findley, to visit Hub in the Netherlands. The trip was intended to design a C trumpet that I would use here in Los Angeles. Not only did we create a C trumpet that I find is the best C trumpet I’ve ever played BUT we also created a wonderful friendship. Hub is an amazing human being and a genius at instrument making. I’ve played my Hub C trumpet and Flugelhorn for these past almost 11 years. The C is my primary trumpet and has been used on over 300 or more movies. I love this trumpet. The trip back to see Hub in Margraten this month was fantastic! Hub and I got to work on replicating the amazing C trumpet and we did it! I’m looking forward to having this trumpet in the hands of others and I know the demand will be really great. During the trip Howie Shear was also in Margraten as well as many students and supporters. Both Howie and I taught lessons and played a concert for the folks that were there. Thank you to Bob and Chuck for introducing Hub and I, along with Detlev Weers for coordinating my trip in 2005 and especially to Hub van Laar and Heidrun Joechner. This is going to continue to be amazing. Stay tuned…..