Trumpets and Flugelhorn
Composer and Arranger
Dean Boysen, founding member and current artistic director since 2012, has written numerous original compositions and arrangements for many different music entities and varied genres throughout the years, but his specific writings for Brazzissimo have been the most rewarding of all.
Affiliations: Mr. Boysen holds the position of Principal Trumpet for the Diablo Symphony Orchestra, holds membership in the Amici Brass Quintet, The California Pops Orchestra, Gabriel’s Trio (a heraldic fanfare trumpet ensemble) and local Bay Area holiday favorite, The Toy Soldiers (Heraldic Trumpet trio ensemble with field drummer).
Mr. Boysen studied trumpet with the virtuoso trumpeter and pedagogue, Claude Gordon, (1979-1984), with Carl Leach (1978) Las Vegas Sands Hotel and Bay Area Circle Star Theater's sensational lead trumpeter, and with 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 33 years in the field of technical service.