How Long with BBBC: Since 2005
Home City: Richmond, VA
Countries Performed In: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Turkish Republic of Cyprus, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, all 50 United States
Principal Instrument: Flugelhorn
Other Instruments: Trumpet, Piccolo Trumpet, Soprano Trombone
Where you might have heard me perform: On TV commercials, on Youtube, or as a soloist in person!
What is special to me about the BBBC: It’s the world’s greatest brass band supported by an amazing community.
What is special to me about Battle Creek: Battle Creek epitomizes all that is best about small-town America: People are hardworking and friendly and care about each other. The community is also capable of doing something incredible, like hosting musicians from around the world twice a year and filling a huge concert hall with marvelous audiences! For me, it’s definitely “home away from home.”
Renowned international trumpeter Rex Richardson is a Yamaha Performing Artist and a veteran of the acclaimed chamber group Rhythm & Brass, the Brass Band of Battle Creek, and jazz legend Joe Henderson’s Quintet and Sextet.
He teaches trumpet, jazz improvisation and chamber music at Virginia Commonwealth University and holds the title of International Tutor in Trumpet at the Royal Northern College of Music in England. He tours throughout the year as a clinician, recitalist, and soloist with orchestras, wind ensembles, big bands, and brass bands.