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Aaron Janik

Trumpeter and Massachusetts native Aaron Janik has been steeped in the discipline of music since the age of ten. His earliest introduction to music was by way of revered trumpeter Jack Martin, whose expert tutelage molded Aaron into a well-rounded musician, fluent in all genres.

Aaron now resides in Los Angeles, CA where he has established himself as a premiere trumpet player and horn arranger in the country. He regularly records on movies and TV shows and performs and records with artists across the world, touring with chart-topping artists like the Gorillaz, Patti Labelle, Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, and the Clayton Hamilton Jazz Orchestra. In the past few years, he has also performed or recorded with Earth, Wind, & Fire, R&B First Lady Faith Evans, Snoop Dogg, Charlie Wilson, Jessie J, Tones & I, Lil Kim, Dwele, Micki Miller, Kierra Sheard, 112, Total, JJ Lin, Bebe Rexha, The Yellowjackets, Patrice Rushen, Bone Thugs & Harmony, Robin Eubanks, Tom Scott, Bill Holman, Johnnie Mandel, Gino Vaneli, Victor Wainwright, Eric Roberson, and legendary gospel quartet the Clark Sisters to name a few.

Aaron is also the co-founder of HornFX, an online community designed for wind instrumentalists to share information and experience in the world of pedal use. HornFX launched in January 2017, with a website database containing reviews of over two hundred effects pedals, artist pages highlighting some of the best pedal-using horn players in the world today, a community forum to share ideas and concepts, and much more. HornFX is finishing up an educational textbook as well as a corresponding curriculum, which has been taught at places like Berklee College of Music, the University of Utah, Brooklyn College, CalArts, the National Electrobrass Convention, the Texas Music Educators Convention (TMEA), and high school and middle schools throughout the country. HornFX hopes to prove to pedal manufacturers that the market for wind instrument electronics is large enough to be a factor in today’s electronic age. Check out the website, www.horn-fx.com, to become a part of the HornFX community.

In addition to Bach trumpets, Aaron endorses Denis Wick mouthpieces, Viga Music Tools microphones, and Strymon, Eventide, Zorg, Source Audio, and RJM pedals.