Brian Nadeau Big Band
Classic Big Band
The Brian Nadeau Big Band plays popular hits of the Big Band Era, including the sounds of Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey, Woody Herman, Count Basie, and many more. Trumpet/Bandleader Brian Nadeau is a freelance trumpeter and instructor across New England, as well as band leader and contractor. He directs the Al Corey Big Band, Brian Nadeau Big Band, and various jazz groups at weddings and business functions.
For many years, Brian performed at the Omni Mount Washington Hotel, NH, as big band lead/house trumpeter, and at “The Last Hurrah” in the Omni Parker House Hotel downtown Boston. Nadeau has also played lead trumpet in shows for the following iconic artists: Manhattan Transfer, The Four Tops, The Supremes, and Leslie Gore. He has also played countless Broadway show productions, most recently with Bangor’s Penobscot Theater production of “Cinderella,”, and summer shows at Maine State Music Theater in Brunswick as sole trumpeter for “Les Miserables” and “Legally Blonde”. His extensive playing/performance career now spans four decades. Television credits include “The Nite Show with Dan Cashman” as house trumpeter with “The Jump City Jazz band”, and Holiday Specials as a soloist on WABI TV-5 Bangor.
He is an in-demand educational brass clinician as well as a jazz/big band instructor in public schools across the state, and owner of Brian Nadeau Music Services, a small, yet well-stocked music supply store located where he teaches; at Main Street Music Studios, downtown Bangor. His passion is to help students realize their full potential on the trumpet. He has done so with pupils who place in the top chairs at All State Festivals, Jazz Festival competitions, and in professional circles after they graduate from High School and College.