Author: bucknej

September 10, 2023 bucknej

Jazz great Lou Marini is coming to Henderson State University on Monday, November 6th, thanks to the HSU Trumpet Guild! He will be backed up by the Arkansas All-Star Big Band! Tickets are on sale at EventBrite.

May 5, 2023 bucknej

I’ve decided to post my high brass methods textbook on this website to make it publicly available.(Note: the links were not working in the previous textbook. I’ve corrected that (and a few other things) and uploaded a new version on May 14, 2023.) Please know that I realize there are other ways of teaching and…

April 4, 2023 bucknej

I have to get in better shape for the amount of playing I have to do the weekend of the James Morrison concert, so I’m practicing more. (I know, I know, that only makes sense.) I’m slowly increasing the amount of time I put in each day so that I don’t hurt myself and slow…

March 21, 2023 bucknej

The phenomenal trumpeter/trombonist/saxophonist/pianist/bass player/guitar player James Morrison will perform at Henderson State University on Sunday, April 23rd at 7 pm in Arkansas Hall. Backing him up will be a wonderful big band, including many members of the Arkansas All-Star Big Band. It’s going to be great!!

April 28, 2022 bucknej

After 46 years of teaching, I’ve decided to retire…but not from playing! This last year has been enormously rewarding — great students, wonderful colleagues — and now it’s time for something else. (Yes, that still includes practicing, hopefully much more than I’ve been able to do for years.)

April 18, 2022 bucknej

This was a great clinic! Here’s a clickable link to the video: Jesse Gibens trumpet clinic, 4/14/22

June 15, 2020 bucknej

Check out Chris Roberts’ Jazz 101 arranged for trumpet ensemble!! New Orleans: Band: & Jazz/Funk