Alan Wise with Legends Wise Mouthpiece.

Alan Wise featured on Trumpetland.com

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…

What are mouthpiece kits?

Professional and commercial trumpet players often find it helpful to have two or three mouthpieces with different cup depths. Deeper cups work better on legit, symphonic and jazz music, while shallow cups work better for lead and solo parts. To make the transition between pieces smooth and easy, the rims should be identical. A set…

Legends MF1 and MF6 Trumpet Mouthpieces

Maynard Ferguson’s Equipment Evolution

Over the course of his extensive career, Maynard Ferguson experimented with different mouthpieces and trumpets. Below is an overview of the evolution of his equipment over time. May 4, 1928: Walter Maynard Ferguson was born in Verdun, Quebec, Canada. 1939-1941 while living in Canada: Rudy Muck 13C created by Rudy Muck. Maynard sanded down this…

Dr. David Turnbull

Dr. David Turnbull: New LB Dealer

Dr. David Turnbull is our newest Legends Brass Dealer. Welcome Dr. Turnbull! If you are in the Pullman, WA area and would like to try Legends Brass mouthpieces, be sure to contact Dr. Turnbull.   Dr. David Turnbull Professor of Music, Trumpet Area Coordinator of Brass and Percussion Office: Kimbrough 465 School of Music Washington…

Derek with Tony at Tony's shop in Las Vegas

The legendary Tony Scodwell

Tony is a friend and mentor who has had an amazing trumpet career. He is a fantastic trumpet and flugel player and trumpet artisan. We feel fortunate to know Tony and can’t overstate the quality of his craftsmanship! Learn more about Scodwell Custom Trumpets here. Read more about the Legendary Tony Scodwell here. Legends Brass is honored to…

Backstage with Mary Wilson and Winston Byrd

The Legendary Winston Byrd

We (Derek and Leslie) were delighted to get to see the Legendary Winston Byrd perform last Saturday night (2/4/2017) in Knoxville, TN. It was the KSO Pops performance featuring the iconic Mary Wilson of the Supremes. Mary Wilson has been performing for over 50 years, and is still just as sweet and sassy as ever,…