Patrick Hession

  • Gender: Musician
  • Instrument/s: Brass, Trumpet
  • Music Type: Big Band Jazz, Broadway/Theater, Classical, Commercial/Film Music, Jazz, R&B, Rock/Pop, Soul/Funk
  • Event Type: Ceremonial/Graduation, Classical/Symphonic Concert, Community Event/Celebration, Corporate/Industrial, Educational/School Concert, Studio/Recording Session, Theatrical/Broadway Musical
  • About:
    Noted for his extensive work as lead trumpet for Maynard Ferguson.
    Originally from Lafayette, Indiana, Mr. Hession has followed a path few have traveled, leading him to the front of the pack. A strong player with an easygoing, pleasant personality, Patrick’s extensive range and beautiful tone has allowed him to soar above the stratosphere.
    Patrick developed his formidable abilities while attending the Universities of Ball State and of Nevada, Las Vegas, on a full scholarship. As well as working with several theme parks, cruise ships and Las Vegas show bands, he was also the lead trumpeter for the Lionel Hampton Big Band and The Glenn Miller Orchestra.
    Along with his extensive resume, Patrick Hession is an educator and clinician, endorsed by Monette. His method and technique book, “Hession’s Sessions Guide to consistent, reliable, and sometimes, Invincible Chops!” is critically acclaimed. Hession is a goldmine with regard to his perceptive insights in the lead and bravura tradition of trumpet playing.
    “Be Prepared” Eagle Scout Motto
    Private Instruction
    Bill Hodges, jazz and lead trumpet for Benny Goodman and The original Airmen of Note
    Walt Blanton, University of Nevada, Las Vegas Professor of Trumpet
    Stan Mark, lead trumpet for Maynard Ferguson
    Bobby Shew, jazz and lead trumpet artist
    Tom Porrello, lead trumpet for Stan Kenton and Harry James
    Michael “Rocky” Winslow, University of Nevada, Las Vegas Professor of Trumpet
    Tony Barrero, lead trumpet for Tito Puente, Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Lionel Hampton
    Jeff Anderson, director and lead trumpet of the Indianapolis Jazz Orchestra
    Larry McWilliams, Ball State University Professor of Trumpet
    Performing Experience
    Big Bands
    Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. Orchestra, lead trumpet, 2012
    Landau was T.V. Personality of the Year, National Reality T.V. Awards in Hollywood, CA, 2012
    Landau was NBC’s America’s Got Talent Winner, 2011
    International Trumpet Guild Conference
    World Premier Performance of Glenn Kostur’s “Angel Eyes,” guest soloist, 2012
    Maynard Ferguson Tribute, guest soloist, 2007
    Neal McCoy and Les Brown & the Band of Renown, split-lead trumpet, 2011
    PBS Special
    Harry James Orchestra, lead trumpet, 2008-2010
    Toledo Jazz Orchestra, subbed on lead & split-lead trumpet, 2007 & 2008
    Maynard Ferguson Tribute, guest soloist, 2008
    Paul Keller Orchestra, lead trumpet, 2008-present
    Johnny Trudell Big Band, lead & split-lead trumpet, 2007-present
    Michigan Jazz Festival, feature soloist, 2009-2012
    “Jazz Giants” saluting His Majesty The King of Thailand 80th Birthday Charity Concert, lead trumpet and feature soloist, 2007
    Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra, lead trumpet, 2006-present
    Maynard Ferguson and Big Bop Nouveau, lead trumpet and feature soloist, 2000-2006
    The Glenn Miller Orchestra, lead trumpet and feature soloist, 1996-1998
    Lionel Hampton Big Band, lead trumpet and feature soloist, 1992-1996
    Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, 1995 & 1996
    European Tour, 1992
    The International Trombone Workshop (Bill Holman, Jiggs Whigham, Carl Fontana, Bill Watrous and Ian MacDougal), lead trumpet, 1995
    Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines/Royal Caribbean International, lead trumpet, 1994-2000
    Voyager of the Seas inaugural cruise, 2000
    Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon, RCCL Segment, 1994
    University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Jazz Ensemble I, lead trumpet, 1992
    Walt Disney World Theme Park Resort, split-lead and solo trumpet, 1990
    All-American College Marching Band
    Ball State University Jazz Ensemble I, lead trumpet, 1989-1991
    Show Bands
    “Christmas with the Rat Pack,” lead trumpet, 2012
    “Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show,” lead trumpet, 2012
    “Kathy Kosins: Rhapsody in Boop,” lead trumpet, 2011
    “Chicago,” lead trumpet, 2011
    “CATS,” lead trumpet, 2010
    “Ethel Merman’s Broadway,” lead trumpet, 2009
    “American Icon — The Show,” lead and solo trumpet, 2009
    “The Color Purple,” lead trumpet, 2009
    “Legally Blonde,” lead trumpet, 2009
    “The Rat Pack Is Back! ®,” local contractor/lead trumpet for the road show, 2007-2011
    “Disney’s High School Musical,” lead trumpet, 2007
    “All Shook Up!,” lead trumpet, 2007
    “The Rat Pack Returns in The Tribute to Frank, Sammy, Joey & Dean,” contractor/lead trumpet, 2005 & 2006
    UNLV Japan Band, lead trumpet, 1993
    Walt Disney World Theme Park Resort, lead trumpet, 1991
    All-American College Show Band Alumni
    Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, lead and solo trumpet for ’70?s Horn Band Tribute, summer 2009
    International Symphony Orchestra, subbed on principal & 2nd trumpet, 2002-present
    Outstanding Community Orchestra, 2011 Detroit Music Awards
    Other Ensembles
    Lafayette Citizens Band, guest soloist, July 4, 2007 & 2011
    The Scott Gwinnell Dectet, lead trumpet, 2009-present
    Planet D Nonet, split-lead trumpet, 2008-2009
    Orquesta Irè – Salsa Band, lead trumpet, 2008-2010
    DynaBrass – Polish Polka Band, lead trumpet, 2008-present
    Hector Silvera & the Cuban All-Star Orquesta, lead trumpet, 2007-present
    Grupo Fuego – Meringue Band, lead trumpet, 2007-2011
    Utah Valley State College Big Band — Maynard Ferguson Tribute, guest soloist, 2006
    The Louisville All-Star Big Band: Remembering Maynard Ferguson, guest soloist, 2006
    Planet D Nonet, “We Travel The Spaceways; The Music Of Sun Ra,” lead and solo trumpet, 2010
    Outstanding Jazz Recording, 2011 Detroit Music Awards
    The Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra, “Brush Fire,” lead trumpet, 2009
    Outstanding Jazz Recording & Outstanding Jazz Artist/Group, 2010 Detroit Music Awards
    Kenneth Robinson, Dave Wagner & Special Guests, “Let the Trumpet Sound,” 2nd trumpet on the Sonata “Sancti Polycarpi” for 8 trumpets, timpani, 2 trombones and organ by Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber” and 5th trumpet – solo trumpet on “Farewell Maynard,” 2008
    Outstanding Classical Recording & Outstanding Classical Small Ensemble, 2009 Detroit Music Awards
    “Maynard Ferguson Tribute” DVD, lead and solo trumpet, 2006
    Maynard Ferguson, “The One and Only Maynard Ferguson,” trumpet and flugelhorn, lead on tracks 5, 7, 8, & 9, solo on track 9, 2006
    Maynard Ferguson, “MF Horn VI – Live at Ronnie’s,” lead trumpet and feature soloist, 2006
    Kenneth Robinson, “Festive Masterpieces for Trumpet and Organ,” 2nd piccolo trumpet in A and 4th, 5th and 6th trumpet in G, 2004
    Reggie Watkins, “A-List,” lead trumpet, 2004
    Diane Schuur & Maynard Ferguson, “Swingin’ For Schuur,” Concord Records, lead trumpet and feature soloist, 2001
    On Jazz Billboard for 9 weeks & peaked at 23 before falling to 28 on the last week.
    “UNLV Wind Symphony,” College Band Directors National Association conference in Reno, Nevada, March 17, 1994
    Soloist on, “Report,” by Lubos Fiser
    Disney Studio & Video Tapes, lead and solo trumpet, 1990 & 1991
    Arranged and performed, “Get It On,” by Bill Chase & Terry Richards for Show Band, 1991
    Performed in Back-up Bands for the following artists:
    Marty Allen & Steve Rossi, Michael Amante, Paul Anka, Little Anthony & The Imperials, Susan Anton, The Association, Randy Brecker, Ray Brown, Conte Candoli, Charo, Pete Christlieb, The Dells, Denis DiBlasio, Vince DiMartino, The Temptations Review Featuring Dennis Edwards, Michael Feinstein, Carl Fontana, The Four Freshmen, The Four Tops, Aretha Franklin, Heart, Steve Houghton, David Jones, Jerry Lewis, Looking Glass Featuring Elliot Lurie, Frank Mantooth, Rich Matteson, Rob McConnell, Don Menza & The Don Menza Big Band, The Mills Brothers, Bob Mintzer, The OJ’s, Regis Philbin, The Pied Pipers, Tito Puente Jr., Diane Reeves, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Rufus Reid, Joan Rivers, Mavis Rivers, Lalo Rodrigues, Diane Schuur, The Scinta’s, Ed Shaughnessy, Bobby Shew, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Marvin Stamm, Dave Steinmeyer, The Stylistics, The Temptations, Spyder Turner, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Ben Vereen, Joe Williams, Phil Woods Quintet, Snooky Young
    Outstanding Achievements and Awards
    “For the Sake of Lead Trumpet Playing — Hession’s Sessions Guide to Consistent, Reliable and Sometimes, Invincible Chops!,” author, 2004
    Reviewed by Ben Peterson, trumpeter, USAF Band of Mid-America for the ITG Journal – International Trumpet Guild, Vol. 33, No. 4, June 2009
    Fraternal Order of Police Appreciation Award, Arman Lodge No. 49 of Lafayette, Indiana, May 5, 2002
    Golden Key National Honor Society, Lifetime Member, April 5, 1995
    UNLV Full Music Scholarship — Major, Trumpet, 1992-1996
    Elmhurst College Jazz Festival, Outstanding Lead Trumpet, 1991
    Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity, Delta Lambda Chapter, December 12, 1987
    “Semper Fidelis” Award, May 14, 1986
    Louis Armstrong Jazz Award, May 9, 1986
    Who’s Who in Music Award, 1985 & 1986
    Outstanding Wind/Percussion Award, May 9, 1986
    Indiana All-State Band, 1985 & 1986
    Who’s Who Among American High School Students, 1985 & 1986
    Eagle Scout, 1981
    AD + ALTARE + DEI, 1981
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