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John Thiessen (2007)

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John Thiessen appears as soloist and principal trumpet with early music ensembles throughout the US and Canada, and has performed with the Academy of Ancient Music, Taverner Players, English Baroque Soloists and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra. Highlights this season include J.S. Bachís B Minor Mass with Tafelmusik, Santa Fe Promusica and Washington Bach Consort, Jauchzet Gott in allen Lšnden with American Bach Soloists, as well as Handelís Messiah with the National Cathedral Chorus, Atalanta with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Water Music with Aulos Ensemble. Thiessen is a graduate of Eastman School of Music and Kingís College, University of London, and the recipient of grants from the Canada Council and Ontario Arts Council for studies in the UK. He serves on the faculty of the Baroque Performance Institute at Oberlin College and has recorded extensively for Sony Classical Vivarte, Telarc, EMI, BMG, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, London Decca, Analekta, CBC, and Denon.
Pick Artist Album Song Label
# 1 Louis Armstrong Ken Burns Jazz West End Blues (Columbia)
# 2 Charlie Parker featuring Dizzy Gillespie The Best of the Complete Savoy and Dial Recordings A Night in Tunisia (Savoy)
# 3 Billie Holiday As Time Goes By I'll Be Seeing You (Drive Archive)
# 4 Oscar Peterson featuring Joe Pass and Niels-Henning ōrsted Pedersen The Paris Concert Sweet Georgia Brown (Pablo)
# 5 Art Farmer featuring Benny Golson Modern Art Fair Weather (Blue Note)
# 6 Bill Evans Portrait in Jazz When I Fall in Love (Riverside)
# 7 Rob McConnell and the Boss Brass The Brass Is Back Them There Eyes (Concord)
# 8 Chet Baker My Favourite Songs, Vols. 1 & 2: The Last Great Concert Well You Needn't (ENJA)
Book Collected works of William Shakespeare, Royal Shakespeare Company edition, 2007
Luxury Item "If I donít have telephone/internet connection: a satellite phone/laptop. Assuming the above, and if I will eventually leave the island: a Baroque trumpet. Assuming I never leave the island: a modern C valve trumpet."
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