Alan Wise is a seven year veteran trumpet player of Maynard Ferguson’s band (1980-1987). Over the years he has recorded and performed with countless groups, and currently he is a freelance trumpet player and educator doing clinics and lessons.
Alan is featured in the current edition of Trumpetland, the online trumpet magazine. Read the full article here. Trumpetland is a free magazine with extra content available for premium memberships. Premium members (paid membership) also get a free download of an exercise from Alan’s book Wise Words: Trumpet Concepts for The New Millennium.
In 2014, Legends Brass launched the Wise trumpet mouthpiece. Derek worked with Alan to design a mouthpiece to meet his specific needs. It has a small inside diameter (.560″) and extra shallow cup (similar to Bach F), among other characteristics specifically geared toward upper register playing. Read more about the mouthpiece here.