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 at age 15. During high school he 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.
While attending USC, he toured with Pia Zadora and played with some of the world’s finest orchestras, including the London Philharmonic. After his time at USC, Dan 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 MD 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 and lead trumpet, recording two albums and a DVD. He then joined the Las Vegas production of the 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 in Caesars Palace, Las Vegas.
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 at The Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, and with the hit musical “Jersey Boys” at Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.
TV credits include Late Night with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Lionel Richie and Friends, The American Country Music Awards, The Latin Grammys, The Michael Parkinson Show on BBC, 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, D’Angelo, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Bill Champlin, Cheap Trick, Gladys Knight, Patti Austin, Martin Nievera, Frankie Valli, Vince Gill, Hunter Hayes, Big and Rich, Barry Manilow, Lionel Richie, Aretha Franklin, Brian Bromberg, Jennifer Nettles, Ricky Martin, Gloria Estefan, Jordin Sparks, Jon Secada, Gino Vannelli, and most recently Stevie Wonder.