Al Chez is well-known for playing trumpet over 25 years on “Late Night” (NBC) and “The Late Show with David Letterman” (CBS). He is the second-longest network TV trumpet player after Doc Severinsen, with over 2,800 shows.
He toured with Tower of Power, Bon Jovi, Robert Cray, Young Rascals, Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Maynard Ferguson, Eric Clapton, Dave Edmunds Band, Ben E King, Sam & Dave, among others. Forming his own band in 2008, he continues touring as well as giving back to students through band and drum corps clinics.
This is my rookie year in drum corps. It was a tough year as the corps was on the brink of making Finals for the first time, missing the cut by just one tenth of a point. It was also tough because the corps had to learn how to deliver this show, being all New Age music. I think you can tell from this final performance of 1992, however, that we figured it out.