Selected performances with Paul Gaspar as lead trumpet and/or solo trumpet (unless specified):

UPDATED September 23, 2019

No BS! Brass, Richmond VA Halloween Parade, October 31m 2019 (trumpet)

Miller & The Other Sinners, Ontario, Canada Festival , October 2019 (trumpet)

Tito Rojas, salsa artist from Puerto Rico, September 2019, Rochester, NY (lead trumpet)

Miller & The Other Sinners, 1000 Islands Blues Fest, September 2019 (trombone)

Chautauqua Lake Pops Orchestra conducted by Dr. John Marcellus August 2019 (lead trumpet on the Scott Keo set)

West Side Story Germany Tour:  Cologne, Berlin, Dresden Summer 2019 Principal trumpet 

Miller & The Other Sinners, The Tralf, Buffalo NY April 2019. (Horn arrangements, trombone)

Michael Stuart, salsa artist from Puerto Rico, April 2019 , in Rochester, NY (lead trumpet)

New York State Ballet, Rochester, NY March 2019; Gershwin & Gatsby. Lead & solo trumpet (big band portion), orchestrator, contractor, assistant principal to James Thompson on the Gershwin orchestral works. 

National Broadway Tour of CHICAGO Jan 2019 in Elmira & Binghamton, NY (2nd trumpet)

2019 auditioning American Idol singer/song writer (name to be given later!):  solo flugel horn & muted trumpet studio session, Noteworthy Studios, Victor, NY - September 2018

International Salsa artists Wilito Otero, Rey Ruiz, and Pete Perignon in Rochester July 2018

National Broadway Tour of BEAUTIFUL, the Carol King Musical: Elmira, NY  May 15-20, 2018

Solo Tour & Master Classes, Napoli, Italy Feb 6-14, 2018

West Side Story International Tour: Den Haag & Gronigen (Netherlands), and Cologne (Germany): Principal trumpet Dec 2017 through January 2018 

Alex Matos with Orquesta Antonetti, Toronto ON, Canada  lead trumpet Dec 9 2017

FAME, Lille/Roubaix, France Composer / arranger, lead trumpet Nov 22-27, 2017

Henry Prego / Sinatra tribute: Las Vegas NV MD / lead trumpet / chief arranger Nov 17, 2017

LUVA: Mark Anthony Tribute featuring Orquesta Antonetti Sept 30, 2017

In The Heights, Geva Theatre, Rochester NY Lead trumpet (and solo soprano trombone) for 40 shows Sept 1- October 8, 2017

International Salsa artists Andy Montañez, N-Klabe, Tito Nieves, Marlon in Rochester & Buffalo NY Summer 2017 

West Side Story International Tour: Zurich (Switzerland) and Dublin (Ireland) Substitute for my previous position as principal trumpet Jan 2-22, 2017

Napoli /Big Barra Band (Italy) Conductor, lead & solo trumpet, composer & arranger Dec 2016

Henry Prego / Sinatra tribute: Temecula CA MD / lead trumpet / chief arranger Nov 2o16

Bemus Point Pops Orchestra, Co-principal trumpet with James Thompson at his request. Sept 2016

Henry Prego / Sinatra tribute: Gulfport, MS MD / lead trumpet / chief arranger May 2o16

Napoli Conservatory Guest Trumpet Professor in Residence, Napoli, Italy May 2o16

Klaipeda, Lithuania Jazz concert: Paul Gaspar (trumpet & piano) and Leonardas Bėkša. (trumpet & piano), Klaipeda School of Music & Arts  April 25, 2016 

Napoli /Big Barra Band (Italy) Conductor, lead & solo trumpet, composer & arranger Dec 12 2015 - first time a big band on the San Carlo Stage EVER - theatre was built in 1737.

Trumpet Master Class: Napoli, Italy November 9-15, 2015

Spamalot: Geva Theatre, Rochester, NY:  Lead trumpet for 40 shows September - October 2015

Solo Jazz Artist (trumpet & piano) European Tour: France October 16-November 24, 2015 

Henry Prego / Sinatra tribute: Milwaukee, WI:  MD / lead trumpet / chief arranger July 2015

Book of Mormon Broadway National Tour, Buffalo NY: Lead trumpet, June 2015

Rochester Lilac Festival: Landau Murphy. jr: Lead & solo trumpet, May 2015

Mercyhurst University, Erie, PA Trumpet Master Class April 2015

Kaunas Jazz Festival, Lithuania: Kaunas Big Band featuring singer Arina Boriunova:  Guest lead & solo trumpet, April 2015

Vilnius, Lithuania: Baltic Salsa OrchestraGuest lead & solo trumpet, March 2015

Vilnius, Lithuania: Baltic Salsa OrchestraGuest lead & solo trumpet, March 2015

Lille, France: Nigerian recording artist ASA: Guest soloist  March 2015

Lille, France: Ch'ti Jazz Quintet: Jazz soloist  March 2015

Lille, France: Billy ElliotGuest principal trumpet, March 2015

Master Classes:

Napoli Conservatory Guest Trumpet Professor in Residence, Napoli, Italy May 2o16

Napoli, Italy (November 2015) Trumpet Master Class

Mercyhurst University, Erie, PA (April 2015) Trumpet Master Class

Vilnius Lithuania (April 2015) Trumpet Master Class

Lille, France (April 2015) Lille Brass Choir Master Class: Classical & Jazz (guest conductor)

Roubaix, France  (November 2014) Jazz Master Class

Napoli, Italy (November 2014) Trumpet Master Class

International Broadway tour of West Side Story, Principal Trumpet:

2012 - 2014 and 2017 - 2018. Most recent city listed first.

Cologne, Germany

Gronigen, Netherlands

The Hague, Netherlands

Dublin, Ireland

Munich, Germany

Zurich, Switzerland (2014 and 2017)

Salzburg, Austria

Bregenz, Austria

Baden Baden, Germany


Frankfurt, Germany

Ghent, Belgium

Roubaix, France

Brest, France 

Antwerp, Belgium

Tel Aviv, Israel

London, UK

Dresden, Germany

Monte Carlo, Monoco

Montpelier, France  (con ducted by former Paris Opera House conductor Jerome Pillement)

Napoli, Italy

Paris, France

Essen, Germany

Guest Principal Trumpet for the Tel Aviv Opera House Orchestra, Tel Aviv, Israel, October 25 - November 10, 2013

Guest Principal Trumpet for the San Carlo Teadro Opera House Orchestra, Napoli, Italy June 14-28, 2013

Principal / lead trumpet for the 26 piece touring orchestra, conducted by Donald Chan,  Assistant conductors Ben Van Tienen and Stephen Jones

Tour included 11 weeks at the Theatre du Châtelet in central Paris and 6 weeks at Sadler's Wells in London

Select National Artists: Salsa & Merengue: 1986 to September 2012 (listed alphabetically)

Paul is lead trumpet unless specified:

Tito Allen (Rochester, Buffalo, Binghamton)

Luisito Carrion (Buffalo)

Kevin Ceballo (Rochester & Buffalo)

William Cepeda (Buffalo)                 

Bobby Cruz (Puerto Rico & Miami) 

Charlie Cruz              

Raphael de Jesus        

Cano Estremera

Paquito Guzman

Jay Lozado

Angie Machado (2nd trumpet)

MARLON (Fernandez)  


Frankie Negron (Rochester, Binghamton)

Choco Orta (Syracuse)                      

Edwin Rivera (2nd trumpet)

Johnny Rivera (Rochester, Syracuse)

Lalo Rodriguez (Rochester, Albany) 

Tito Rojas (Rochester, Albany)        

Luisito Rosario (Rochester & Buffalo)                              

Marvin Santiago                    

Michael Stuart (Buffalo, Albany)

Frankie Vázquez (Rochester, Binghamton)

Tony Vega (Buffalo) (2nd trumpet)

Grupo Zafra Negra (Rochester, Syracuse)


Puerto Rico & International Groups 

Salsa: Bobby Cruz (Puerto Rico) 1997

Circus: Circo Mundial (Puerto Rico) 1997-2000

Gospel: Ron Kenoly (Puerto Rico) 1998

Rock: Animal Planet: USO/DOD tour (Middle East/Africa) 1999


Cruise Ships:

Tahitian Princess (French Polynesia) 2005

Princess Star (Western Caribbean)  2006


National Groups/Artists           

Motown/ Soul / R&B 2002-date

Frankie Valli

The Temptations (NY, PA, OH, WV tour) 

The Four Tops (NY, PA, OH, WV tour) 

Little Anthony & The Imperials, Big Flats, NY

Jay Black & The Americans (2nd trumpet) Big Flats, NY

Mic Gillette 

Big Band / Jazz artists

Joe Gransden & Joan Ellison sing Sinatra and Judy Garland, Bemus Point, Pops, Orchestra, Bemus Point, NY. Co-principal trumpet with James Thompson / jazz soloist

Tony Lujan Big Band:  Music Director, Lead trumpet, chief arranger, Henry Prego Sings Frank Sinatra, Albuuerque, NM, Feb 2016

Wycliffe Gordon lead & solo trumpet, Rochester Feb 2013

Henry Prego sings Frank Sinatra) Rochester & Canada 2012 & 2013

Joe Scalissi (as Dean Martin) Rochester 2012 & Canada & 2013

Tribute Tour: “Count Basie / Frank Sinatra Live at the Sands” (solo chair/associate lead) Buffalo & Rochester 2011

Rick Holland/Evan Dobbins Little Big Band 2006-2010

Brazilian Jazz harmonica Hendrick Murkins 2005 & 2006

LA studio trombonist Rick Culver,  Battle Creek, MI  2006

Byron Stripling 2005

Sam Noto Big Band 1990

The Eastman Jazz Ensemble (3rd trumpet/associate lead) including FL, NY & CT tour1988-89

Les Algart Orchestra 1988

Rosemary Clooney (2nd trumpet) 1988

Additional Tours and other musical productions

Spamalot  at Geva Theatre, Rochester NY 2015 (6 weeks)

Book of Mormon  at Shea Auditorium, Buffalo NY 2015

Billy Elliot at Sebastopol Theatre Lille, France, 2015

West Side Story (2nd trumpet) at Shea Auditorium, Buffalo NY 2011

Legally Blonde: The Musical at Shea Auditorium, Buffalo NY, 2008 

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Geva Theatre, Rochester NY  (playing the trumpeter on-stage for main character Leevee)  2007

An Evening With George M. Cohen (solo cornet), Holmdel NJ 2006

Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus 131st edition 2001 Red Unit. Conductor / lead trumpet for over 500 performances in 12 months

Touring Italian Acts

Henry Prego Sings Frank Sinatra Music Director, lead trumpet and chief arranger June 2013 to present

Joe Scallissi as Dean Martin (2012, 2013, 2017)

Elio Scaccio Music Director, keyboards, trumpet June 2013

Poperazzi Music Director, keyboards, trumpet June 2013



A&E: “The Making of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus 131st edition”, Tampa FL (as trumpeter / conductor) 2000

ESPN: “The Lighter Side of Sports with Lyle Alzato”,  Atlantic City NJ  (theme composer & trumpet) 1992

WXXI-TV: Rochester, NY:  "Que Pasa?" and "OnStage" (lead & solo trumpet) 1988-2009 

Philharmonic Orchestras / Symphonies:

Bemus Point Pops Orchestra September 2016 Co-Principal Trumpet September 2016

Tel Aviv Opera House Orchestra, Tel Aviv, Israel: Guest Principal Trumpet October 25 - November 10, 2013

San Carlo Teadro Opera House Symphony, Napoli, Italy: Guest Principal Trumpet June 14-28, 2013

The Buffalo (NY) Philharmonic Orchestra, soloist  2011 & 2012

The Erie (PA) Philharmonic Orchestra 2003

Studio Sessions/CD

Steve Gadd 2011

James Thompson 2011


Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY:

Paul Gaspar en route to picking up diploma after commencement. 
Photo by staff photographer 

BA/AMU (classical) trumpet performance 2011 

Douglas Prosser & James Thompson, trumpet professors 

British trumpeter Benjamin Court, orchestral coach

Additional (previous) study at Eastman in the JCM department under Rayburn Wright 1986-1989

Albums & CD credits:

See Audio & Video page.