Born: July 20, 1987 Primary Instrument: Trumpet
Sean Mason holds a Bachelors of Music (Cum Laude) in trumpet performance, with a concentration in jazz, from Moravian College in Bethlehem PA. At Moravian College he studied under Alan Gaumer(Jazz Trumpet/Pedagogy), Lawrence Wright(Classical Trumpet), Paul Rostock(Jazz Literature), Gary Rissmiller(Jazz timing/Drum set), Tony Gairo(Jazz Composition, Jazz History, Jazz Arranging, Woodwinds, Jazz Theroy), Frank Giasullo(Jazz Piano), Skip Wilkins(Jazz Theory), Ralph Brodt(instrument repair/soprano trombone) and Dr. Neil Wetzel(Band Leading). He has also performed in master classes at Moravian with Delfayo Marsalis, T.S Monk, Bill Mays, Ravi Coltrane and others. At Moravian College he participated in the BIG Band, Combo I, Fusion Ensemble, Trombone Ensemble (soprano trombone), Brass Ensemble, Choir (as an actor), Intercollegiate Wind Ensemble, Wind Ensemble and Marching Band. He was also a founder and the president of the Music Special Interest House on campus. Although his concentration was in Jazz Trumpet Performance he has studied classical music for far longer and is equally comfortable in both genres. Sean was also an official Moravian College Music Theroy tutor, as voted on by the music faculty. While living in Bethlehem he has not only participated in College ensembles but also many small quartets and quintets (maybe some trios) in the area, along with being an active church musician. He has also been seen with The Tony Gairo/Gary Rissmiller Big Band, the Dave Neith Jazz Orchestra and Hector Rosado’s y su Orquesta ACHE/ACHE Repertorio. Prior to Moravian College, Sean took private lessons at Al's Music Shop in Port Jervis NY, since first grade. Sean was also a long time member of the Broome Street Marching All Star Band under the direction of Al Gessner. He also is a trained band instrument repair technician, having studied at Renton Technical College in Renton WA. He is available for hire. For a list of prior employers(both musical and not) and references, or for booking, please email Sean.