Gerard Presencer is universally recognized as one of the best trumpet / flugelhorn players in his field. His most celebrated recorded performance, which has lead to his being described as subliminally, the most famous trumpeter in the world, is his solo work on the 3 million selling album by US3, Hand on the Torch (1993) on Blue Note. It is Gerards' trumpet that is featured so heavily on the big hit of that CD, Cantaloop.
Presencer was born in London on September 12, 1972. At the age of 11 he became a member of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and at the age of 15 he made his recording debut with the alto Peter King.
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Young British hornplayer Gerard Presencer continues to fulfil his early promise by updating Donald Byrd's thing. BBC Music Magazine