Jeff Ostroski"I've played the same equipment for my entire career and have never found another horn worth switching to. Until I played a Cannonball. The sound and intonation are incredibly consistent throughout the entire range of the instrument and it could not be easier to play. My 725-L allows me the freedom to forget about trumpet playing and concentrate on making music. It's versatility is unparalleled. Whether I'm doing lead/commercial work, playing in a Broadway pit or playing jazz in a small group, Cannonball trumpets make me a better trumpet player and a better musician." ~ Jeff Ostroski
BioJeff Ostroski is a trumpet player, composer and educator originally from Connecticut. Jeff holds degrees from Lawrence University (BM, 2006) where he studied with John Daniel, and The Eastman School of Music (MM, 2008) where he studied with Clay Jenkins. Jeff played lead trumpet in the Lawrence University Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Fred Sturm from 2002-2006, which won a Downbeat Award during his final year. He went on to play lead trumpet in the Eastman Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Bill Dobbins from 2006-2008.
Since gradutating, Jeff has freelanced in upstate New York with many acclaimed artists including Harold Danko, Bill Dobbins, Rich Thompson, Jose Encarnacion, Randy Brecker, Al Chez, Dennis Tribuzzi, Gap Mangione, Mike Kaupa, Tito Allen, Lalo Rodriguez, Kevin Ceballo, Cano Estremera, Frankie Vasquez, Michael Stewart, Frankie Negron, Lou Christie, Bobby Rydell and more. He was also a regular member of the Dave Rivello Ensemble, and Orquesta Antonetti.
Equally comfortable in more legit settings, Jeff has played trumpet in productions of Caberet, Sweeney Todd and The Music Man at Rochester's Geva Theatre. His Broadway credits include subbing on Catch Me If You Can and Follies. Jeff is currently on the road playing with the Jersey Boys 2nd National Tour.