Trumpets and Flugelhorn
Composer and Arranger
Dean Boysen - Artistic Director (2012 - present) and founding BRAZZISSIMO member enjoys playing the trumpet, and also relishes in composing and arranging music for most any type of ensemble including brass, woodwinds, big band, and even orchestra. From the classical orchestral chair to the jazz stage Dean enjoys it all, but his writing for and performing in BRAZZISSIMO provides him that special reward. Where else can one compose and arrange music, be a soloist and an ensemble player all at the same time and with super-talented musicians? Pure bliss.
Mr. Boysen's studies on trumpet included five years with the inimitable virtuosic trumpeter and pedagogue Claude Gordon, (1979-1984), also with Carl Leach (1978) the sensational lead trumpeter for the former Bay Area Circle Star Theater and Las Vegas Sands Hotel orchestras, and with Marvin Nelson (1977) Music Professor - California State University Hayward, and Principal/Assistant Principal Trumpet of the Oakland Symphony.
Mr. Boysen holds the position of Principal Trumpet for the Diablo Symphony Orchestra, and has memberships in the Amici Brass Quintet, The California Pops Orchestra, Gabriel’s Trio - trumpet/flugelhorn trio (brassworksband.com), and local Bay Area holiday favorite, The Toy Soldiers - heraldic trumpet trio ensemble with field drummer (brassworksband.com).
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Education and Employment:
Attended California State University Hayward (1977), De Anza College (1978) with emphasis in music studies. Microcomputers and Electronics certification from Control Data Institute, San Francisco, Ca (1985), and received his B.S. in Business Management Degree from the University of Phoenix (1998). Dean has been employed with Xerox Corporation for 34 years.