Legends Brass Signature Series Falcone Mouthpiece: played and endorsed by the legendary Daniel Falcone! Currently, Dan is the lead trumpet player with Celine Dion at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, as well as on tour. He also continues to perform with Santa Fe and the Fat City Horns and with the hit musical “Jersey Boys” at Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.
The Legends Falcone mouthpiece has a semi-round rim that is comfortable and wide enough to offset lip swelling. The cup is shallow and bowl-shaped. The throat is tight and sharp to help with quick articulation and a brilliant sound. Slotting with the Falcone is excellent. It is kept in stock in the Power blank, which is efficient but has enough mass to produce a solid core of sound. The unique design of this piece was created by combining Mr. Falcone’s personal rim and cup with the Legends enhanced #28 throat, enhanced throat cylinder length, and Legends T backbore. The Legends Falcone is suitable for playing any style of music, but it really excels with upper register/lead playing.
More about the legendary Daniel Falcone:
Daniel Falcone began working professionally in Las Vegas at age 15. The son of Vincent Falcone, musical director, pianist and conductor for Frank Sinatra, he literally grew up on stage. Starting in high school, Daniel backed the likes of Tony Bennett, Rita Moreno, Jerry Lewis, George Burns, Andy Williams, Jack Jones, Paul Anka and many other headliners on the Las Vegas Strip.
After high school he moved to LA to attend USC and toured and played with some of the world’s finest orchestras, including the London Philharmonic. After his time at USC, Danny returned to Las Vegas, playing for many headliners and production shows until he was asked to join the Tom Jones band as the lead trumpet player in 1998. After a 2 year world tour, Dan returned to Las Vegas to perform in a Ricky Martin production, “Storm”, at the Mandalay Bay Hotel. The musical director was Jerry Lopez, leader of the iconic band Santa Fe. A few years later Dan joined Santa Fe and the Fat City Horns and has been with the band ever since.
Two years later, Dan joined Paul Anka full-time and toured for many years playing split-lead, then lead trumpet, recording two albums and a DVD. He then joined the Las Vegas production of Broadway Musical “Hairspray”.
Dan performed with Toni Braxton for more than a year before joining the Las Vegas production of Broadway hit “Jersey Boys”. At this same time, Dan was hired to perform with Bette Midler (The Showgirl Must Go On), for her two and half year run at the Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace culminating in an HBO concert performance. For the last eight years, Dan has been the lead trumpet player for Celine Dion both in Las Vegas and around the world on tour.
Daniel has most recently been hired to play lead trumpet with Lady Gaga on her new Jazz and Piano show.
TV credits include Late Night with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The American Country Music Awards, The Billboard Music Awards, The American Music Awards, Lionel Richie and Friends, The American Country Music Awards, The Latin Grammys, The Michael Parkinson Show on BBC, The BET Awards, Men Strike Back on VH1, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, The Today Show, Good Morning America and has been a member of the Jerry Lewis Telethon Orchestra. Dan has also performed and recorded with many artists including Alicia Keys, Kenny Loggins, Luis Miguel, Christopher Cross, D’Angelo, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Bill Champlin, Cheap Trick, Gladys Knight, Patti Austin, Martin Nievera, Frankie Valli, Vince Gill, Victor Manuelle, Destiny’s Child, Hunter Hayes, Big and Rich, Barry Manilow, Lionel Richie, Aretha Franklin, Brian Bromberg, Jennifer Nettles, Ricky Martin, Gloria Estefan, Jordan Sparks, Frank Sinatra Jr., Jon Secada, Gino Vannelli, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Hugh Jackman and Maren Morris, and most recently recorded for Kanye West’s new album “Jesus is King”.