Dean Boysen

Dean Boysen

Artistic Director
Trumpets and Flugelhorn

Composer and Arranger


           Mr. Boysen has written original compositions and arrangements for brass ensembles, concert band, soul/funk bands, Latin bands, big bands and recently, orchestra for the past 30 years . His personal most rewarding works have been for the ten-piece brass chamber ensemble and brass quintet configurations.  Dean's writing has contributed to over 40 compositions and arrangements for BRAZZISSIMO since 2002. 


          In addition to his 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 (an heraldic trumpet ensemble with snare drummer).


          Mr. Boysen studied trumpet with the following: virtuoso trumpeter and pedagogue, Claude Gordon, from 1979 to 1984, with lead trumpet marvel Carl Leach in 1978 (Las Vegas Sands Hotel and Bay Area Circle Star Theater) and with Professor Marvin Nelson in 1977 (California State University Hayward, and Principal Trumpet of the Oakland Symphony).  


          Dean attended California State University Hayward and De Anza College with emphasis on music performance, composition and theory.  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.