Rocco Brunori – Brass Teacher, Band Leader & Sound Engineering Lessons
About Rocco Brunori
Rocco studied at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole, playing in many orchestras such as the Italian Youth Orchestra, Orchestra Galilei, Orchestra Regionale Toscana, Orchestra dell’Opera di Fiesole and many others, led by conductors of the calibre of Carlo Maria Giulini, Gabriele Ferro, Daniele Gatti and Jeffrey Tate. He obtained his classical trumpet degree at the age of 21 and from the beginning of his classical studies started teaching trumpet and flugelhorn, coaching brass bands and wind sections.
At the age of 19 he joined the band Tamales de Chipil which took him to Italy, Switzerland, France and Mexico with more than 400 concerts. After 2 years of a sound engineering course and freelance teaching and performing in Florence, he traveled through India, Nepal ,China, Laos, Thailand and Australia.
At the age of 24 he started his jazz bachelor studies at the Conservatorium of Amsterdam, where he had lessons from some of the best players and teachers of North Europe; Jan Oosthof (technique, lead trumpet, big band), Ruud Breuls (jazz trumpet), Jan Faas (harmony, theory, arrangement), Bart Fermie (latin percussions),Sam ten Velden (ensemble conducting), Randal Corsen (Latin Jazz).
At the Conservatorium of Amsterdam he attended workshops and lessons of some of the best jazz players of the world: Terrell Stafford, Marco Tamburini, Gerard Presencer, Chuck Findley, John Clayton and many others.
After 2 years traveling through New Zealand and Australia, collaborating with many big bands, wind bands and other groups, Rocco moved to UK where he is currently attending a Master of Music Education at the UCL.
Parallel to his teaching activity in London, he regularly performs in festivals and venues across UK, The Netherlands, Italy and France. Last year, with Francesca Pichel, Rocco founded the Amsterdam-based band ‘Brown Sugar Society’.