Caleb Hudson was an integral member of the Canadian Brass from 2014-2023, after graduating from the Juilliard School with both Bachelor and Master of Music degrees. Acclaimed by the New York Times as 'brilliantly stylish,' Caleb has performed as an international soloist, including a recital that was broadcast nationally on NPR's Performance Today.
Caleb is known for his piccolo trumpet mastery of Bach's infamous Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, having performed it around the world with ensembles including Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke's, Israel Philharmonic Soloists, and Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
Possessing a wide range of musical styles, his experience ranges from soloing in Carnegie Hall to performing with early music ensembles, even appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live. He is an alumnus of Interlochen Arts Academy and Ensemble Connect, a fellowship program of Carnegie Hall that promotes community outreach, and music education.
Caleb enjoys writing and arranging music for Canadian Brass, having many works performed, published, and recorded. They can be heard on two albums, Canadian Brass: Perfect Landing and Canadian Brass: Great Wall of China . In 2015, his original composition White Rose Elegy was performed as a world premiere in Lincoln Center by the Canadian Brass and New York Philharmonic Principal Brass.
Caleb is Associate Professor of Trumpet at the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin, where he is devoted to teaching and sharing his love for music with students.
Joey Tartell is Professor of Trumpet and the Director of Undergraduate Studies at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. Before joining the faculty, he enjoyed a career as an in-demand lead and free lance trumpet player. Joey was the lead player for Maynard Ferguson, touring the United States, Australia, Asia, and Europe, and can be heard on the recording “These Cats Can Swing.” He also played lead for the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, including a State Department tour of Egypt; the U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors, including a State Department tour of India and appearances at the Montreux and North Sea Jazz Festivals; and the Glenn Miller Orchestra.
Although teaching full time, Mr. Tartell remains an active performer. He is a regular guest lead trumpet/soloist with several orchestras for Pops concerts, including serving as the Guest Principal for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s entire 2014-15 Pops season. Joey has also played with the St. Louis, Houston, Cincinnati, Detroit, National Arts Centre (Ottawa), and Baltimore Symphony Orchestras. Also active in the recording studios, he has recorded for the Bob and Tom Show, Hal Leonard Publications, Shawnee Press, Cedar Point Amusement Park, Williams Gaming, and many others. Joey has also toured with Boston Brass and Canadian Brass.
Mr. Tartell is also active as a soloist and clinician. Recently, he has been a featured soloist and clinician at both the International Trumpet Guild conference and the National Trumpet Competition. He maintains an active calendar as a clinician nationally, presenting clinics from Boise, Idaho to Tallahassee, Florida last year.
Joey has a Master’s degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Miami, and a Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music, where he was also awarded a Performer’s Certificate. He had the great fortune to study with Barbara Butler, Mel Broiles, Gil Johnson, and Vince DiMartino.