Chris Tedesco has distinguished himself as one of the top call trumpet players on the music scene in Los Angeles since 1987. Equally at home performing classical trumpet, lead trumpet or jazz solos, chamber music or orchestral pieces, Chris' sound has been heard on numerous recordings for movies, television, commercials, album records and live concerts with some of the biggest names in the industry. He is also very active in the "business end" of music as a musician contractor/project manager for some of these recorded and live works as well.
Early trumpet training in his hometown of Niagara Falls (New York) included studies with Sal Paonessa, Hy Freeman, Ron Mendola, and then Chuck Lirette of the Buffalo Philharmonic. Tedesco received awards for All County Band and Jazz Band for 6th through 12th grade, along with All State State Band and Jazz Band, All Eastern Band and finally National Honors Band in his senior year. For his senior concerto concert, Tedesco performed the Arban's "Carnival of Venice" to a packed house and multiple standing ovations. Chris' university training included one year at the State University of New York under William Dederer and fours years under Gil Johnson (former Principal Trumpet of the Philadelphia Orchestra) at the University of Miami for four years.
After completing a bachelor's degree in Music and Music Business, Chris freelanced in Western New York in the Artpark Theater Orchestra, which allowed him the chance to play with members of the Buffalo Philharmonic, The National Ballet of Canada and the Martha Graham Dance Co. A short stint on the road with the Glen Miller Band and over a year with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, followed by work on cruise ships which brought him to Los Angeles in 1987, where he has been freelancing ever since.
Chris has performed with Morrisey, Spinal Tap, Christina Aguilera, Michael Buble, Josh Groban, Joe Cocker, and has performed on movie & television soundtracks such as The Greatest Showman, Batman Begins, Ironman, Nixon, Oceans Twelve, The Kennedys, American Idol, Gossip Girl and Star Trek: The Next Generation.