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Michael "Gooch" Gurciullo

Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Born: October 18, 1958    

Michael "Gooch" Gurciullo

Mike Gurciullo has been associated with big bands ever since he was a kid in Omaha, NE. All through jr. high and high school he played in the usual school programs, but also worked outside of those settings in professional big bands in the local area. Upon completion of high school, Mike chose North Texas State University for his continuing education. There he got to work with great jazz educators Rich Matteson, Dan Haerle, and Jack Peterson. Outside of the university, Mike studied privately with world famous trumpet virtuoso, Don “Jake” Jacoby. While attending N.T.S.U., Mike formed his own big band called, “The Arctic Muther's.”  It was comprised of some of the best young talents in the music program at the time. Mike also co-led a big band with Don Jacoby called, “The Swing of Things.”   While still in college, Mike did some touring with Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians under the direction of Art Mooney. ...
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Awards

Louis B. Hubert Memorial Jazz Scholarship

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Featured recording “The Other Half Of Me”

Latest Release

The Other Half Of Me

Rhombus Records (2010)

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Jim Stone Big Band Swing:

Len, You are right as usual.....THE OTHER HALF OF ME by Mike is not only a swinger but it is a WINNER! I am on cut three and all three are marked to go in rotation on a regular basis....when I say regular...it is going to be played, played and played all through 2011 on my show. Not only Mike is a great musician (trumpet) but a fabulous singer too. He knows how to handle a great song...with PANACHE!!! (FOUR OUT OF FOUR SO FAR and still counting)

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Herb Anderson Mike: I have had to make a quick trip to Philadelphia, flying there Wednesday and returning today. Loaded your album on my iPod, and have been absolutely amazed at the talent that came screaming out of the headphones...

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