Dean Boysen

Dean Boysen

Artistic Director
Trumpets and Flugelhorn

Composer and Arranger


            For thirty years Dean Boysen has been writing original compositions and arrangements for brass ensembles, concert band, soul/funk bands, Latin bands, big bands and most recently, symphony orchestra. His most rewarding works have been for the ten-piece brass chamber ensemble and brass quintet configurations. Dean's writings for BRAZZISSIMO have contributed to over 40 compositions and arrangements since 2002. 

          In addition to current BRAZZISSIMO responsibilities Mr. Boysen holds the position of Principal Trumpet for the Diablo Symphony Orchestra, holds membership in the Amici Brass QuintetThe California Pops Orchestra, Gabriel’s Trio (Heraldic fanfare trumpets ensemble), and local Bay Area holiday favorite, The Toy Soldiers (Heraldic Trumpet trio ensemble with Field Drummer).


          Mr. Boysen studied trumpet with virtuoso trumpeter and pedagogue, Claude Gordon, (1979-1984), and with Carl Leach (1978) Las Vegas Sands Hotel and Bay Area Circle Star Theater's sensational lead trumpeter, and Marvin Nelson (1977) California State University Hayward, and Principal/Assistant Principal Trumpet of the Oakland Symphony.  


          Dean attended California State University Hayward (1977) and De Anza College (1978) with emphasis on music studies.  He received a 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). He has been employed with Xerox Corporation for 32 years in the field of technical service repair.

Photo - courtesy of Sam Huie

Concert selections from 2020BRAZZISSIMO
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