In The News: Joey Pero: Breaking Sound Barriers
The great lead and jazz trumpeter Bobby Shew tells his students that "talent is a matter of breaking barriers." While trumpeter Joey Pero might have brilliantly selected and covered "Defying Gravity" from Broadway’s Wicked on his breakthrough CD, Resonance (Resonance Music Group, 2009), Pero has been defying and utterly smashing performance barriers all his life. What would you expect from a man who, still in his mother’s womb no less, was given the chance to "witness" and leap in response to the no-barrier trumpeting of Maynard Ferguson?
Joey Pero—trumpeter, vocalist, composer, and educator—draws people to him with his infectious passion for life, love, and all things music. This 28 year-old dynamo has been the talk of the trumpet world, and recently the town, with his bravura performance on Resonance.
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