Bobby Medina

Spreading happiness throughout the world one concert at a time.

Originally from Los Angeles, Trumpeter, Bandleader and Composer Bobby Medina has performed with many of the world’s legendary artists, including Ray Charles, Mel Torme, The Four Tops, Frankie Valli and The Temptations to name just a few. His electrifying performances are both highly artistic as well as humorous and entertaining. As a composer, Bobby is currently bringing his own brand of Latin influenced jazz to concert audiences and educational presentations across the world. Bobby has performed in more than 20 countries and in cities ranging from New York City to Tel Aviv, Buenos Aires to Tokyo. Mr. Medina’s genre-bending style appeals to people of all ages and walks of life.

“[Between Worlds] is as sensuous and immediate in impact as it is structurally arresting and poetically satisfying – and as such, totally recommended.”
Michael Tucker, Jazz Journal
“Bobby’s trumpet playing is flawless!”
Jim Wilke, KPLU FM 88.5 Seattle
“The Cosmopolitan Pops show is a wonderful presentation!”
Susan Sagawa, Cultural Programs Manager, City of Auburn

“Medina is impressive not only for his command of the trumpet and flugelhorn but also for the blues feeling often at the heart of his solos whether improvising on traditional Latin music or on hybrid like his ‘Tulum.’”

– Doug Ramsey, International Jazz Journalist and Author
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Whipped Cream & Other Delights – Tribute To Herb Alpert

A fast paced show and revives the soundtrack of the 1960's. The music of Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass can best be described as 60's Mariachi inspired instrumental pop and has achieved numerous platinum status records and has been featured on radio, television specials and on the big screen for decades. This brand new show authentically re-creates a sound that was quirky, retro, hip and will bring back fond memories!

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A fast paced show and revives the soundtrack of the 1960’s. The music of Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass can best be described as 60’s Mariachi inspired instrumental pop and has achieved numerous platinum status records and has been featured on radio, television specials and on the big screen for decades. This brand new … Continue reading Whipped Cream & Other Delights – Tribute To Herb Alpert
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Cosmopolitan Pops Orchestra

“A Return To The Glamorous Past With A Modern Flair!” This 23+member orchestra includes strings, horns, rhythm, percussion, vocalists, dancers and a multi-media experience to create a show unlike any other. Perfect for theatrical concerts and private events that want an exciting and large scale production!
 
 
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Cosmopoliton Pops Orchestra
“A Return To The Glamorous Past With A Modern Flair!” This 23+member orchestra includes strings, horns, rhythm, percussion, vocalists, dancers and a multi-media experience to create a show unlike any other. Perfect for theatrical concerts and private events that want an exciting and large scale production!    
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My Kind Of Jazz – Bobby Medina Quartet

This compact group packs a punch and is the perfect soundtrack for your cocktail party or intimate concert under the stars. Our repertoire includes instrumental pop hits, Broadway show tunes, jazz standards, Latin, romantic, big band themes and more. Think Sinatra to Soul!

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This compact group packs a punch and is the perfect soundtrack for your cocktail party or intimate concert under the stars. Our repertoire includes instrumental pop hits, Broadway show tunes, jazz standards, Latin, romantic, big band themes and more. Think Sinatra to Soul!
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Between Worlds – Latin American Jazz Experience

Join us for a musically enriching journey featuring fresh renditions of music from the most popular Latin American composers of all time. You’ll hear re-imagined versions of famous pieces by Argentina’s Astor Piazzolla, Brazil’s Luis Bonfa, Mexico’s Ruben Fuentes, and more. You’ll also enjoy Latin classics and exciting original compositions by Bobby and other members of group.


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Join us for a musically enriching journey featuring fresh renditions of music from the most popular Latin American composers of all time. You’ll hear re-imagined versions of famous pieces by Argentina’s Astor Piazzolla, Brazil’s Luis Bonfa, Mexico’s Ruben Fuentes, and more. You’ll also enjoy Latin classics and exciting original compositions by Bobby and other members … Continue reading Between Worlds – Latin American Jazz Experience
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Samba to Soul

This fast-paced interactive show features soulful standards set to the passionate dance rhythms of the Americas. You’ll hear Brazilian Bossa Nova, Samba, Cuban Mambo, Cha Cha, New Orleans style Funk and more. This exciting show can be accompanied Brazilian Samba dancers, Cuban Salsa Dancers, American tap and swingers dancers for a production that is fun and exceptional!

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This fast-paced interactive show features soulful standards set to the passionate dance rhythms of the Americas. You’ll hear Brazilian Bossa Nova, Samba, Cuban Mambo, Cha Cha, New Orleans style Funk and more. This exciting show can be accompanied Brazilian Samba dancers, Cuban Salsa Dancers, American tap and swingers dancers for a production that is fun … Continue reading Samba to Soul
CLINICS & MENTORING: EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS

bobby_educationBobby’s clinics are a great way to inspire students to reach their full potential and help improve the overall quality of the ensembles they play in. He brings a wealth of both academic knowledge and real life professional experience to his classes. He relates well to all ages by making everyone feel comfortable through his performance demonstrations and humorous anecdotes about the music business.

Sponsoring a clinic with Bobby is the perfect way to revitalize the spirit of your brass section, band or orchestra. In addition to this, new skills will be imparted, the basics will be reinforced and players will leave with a sense of new found determination and motivation.

 

 

WHO IS IT FOR? Programs can be adapted to fit your individual needs. Clinics can be for trumpeters, brass players or all instrumentalists. Emphasis can center on ensemble playing, jazz playing, brass technique and general musicianship.

VARIOUS TOPICS INCLUDE 

  • Developing power, range and endurance for trumpet
  • Jazz improvisation for all instrumentalists
  • Sight reading secrets for all levels
  • Understanding the Music business and more.
FEATURED PROGRAMS

Bobby with Liberty HS Jazz Band1. Seminar and Q&A with Bobby starting from his early days in the school band program to performing with legendary artists around the world.

2. Seminar, Q&A and Guest Performance with Bobby. This includes rehearsal, soundcheck and performance concert with your school band. Mr. Medina has his own personal music library available for guest appearances and/or or he would be happy to perform repertoire of your selection.

3. Seminar, Q&A and Performance with Bobby and his band. This includes rehearsal, soundcheck and performance concert with your school band, and duel performance with your band. As an added bonus, outstanding students are typically given the opportunity to be featured in the show with Bobby and his band. Mr. Medina can provide music that will feature your students.

Seminars are typically 1 hour in length and packed with lots of information based on Mr. Medina’s vast experience in the music industry.

These programs are very popular with students and audiences as they create an exciting and educational experience for everyone!

TESTIMONIALS

“…effective and fun for students and pros alike.”

“This is a proven, down- in- the- trenches, approach that really is different! It’s effective and fun for students and pros alike.”

Bruce Laven, Director of Bands, Meadowdale School

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Bruce Laven, Director of Bands, Meadowdale School

“This is a proven, down- in- the- trenches, approach that really is different! It’s effective and fun for students and pros alike.”

“Bobby has a wonderful way with students.”

“Bobby has a wonderful way with students. His clinics are highly informative and he dazzled everyone with his wonderful performance.”

Wayne H. Bliss, Director of Bands, Illahee Jr. High School

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Wayne H. Bliss, Director of Bands, Illahee Jr. High School

“Bobby has a wonderful way with students. His clinics are highly informative and he dazzled everyone with his wonderful performance.”

“…really helped our students improve tremendously.”

“We get very little jazz education here. Bobby’s program really helped our students improve tremendously in a very short time."

Hugo Alves, Artistic Director, Festival de Jazz Lagos, Portugal

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Hugo Alves, Artistic Director, Festival de Jazz Lagos, Portugal

“We get very little jazz education here. Bobby’s program really helped our students improve tremendously in a very short time.”

“A formidable performer and educator!”

“A formidable performer and educator!”

Scott Ketron, Core Faculty, Music Works Northwest

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Scott Ketron, Core Faculty, Music Works Northwest

“A formidable performer and educator!”

“Not only an outstanding and dedicated trumpet artist, but a polished educator…”

“Not only an outstanding and dedicated trumpet artist, but a polished educator who can demonstrate and articulate ideas where students have fun learning."

Tom Philips, Band Director, Mayfair High School

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Tom Philips, Band Director, Mayfair High School

“Not only an outstanding and dedicated trumpet artist, but a polished educator who can demonstrate and articulate ideas where students have fun learning.”

“…very rewarding and educational…”

“Bobby is one of the finest talents I have ever brought in. His professionalism, incredible musicianship and ability to communicate with students made the experience very rewarding and educational for both the students and myself.”

Sean Richarz, Chair, Performing Arts Department, Bishop Blanchet High School

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Sean Richarz, Chair, Performing Arts Department, Bishop Blanchet High School

“Bobby is one of the finest talents I have ever brought in. His professionalism, incredible musicianship and ability to communicate with students made the experience very rewarding and educational for both the students and myself.”
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“BETWEEN WORLDS”

bobbymedinathecosmopolitBobby Medina’s ambitious Between Worlds project is well titled. His mother came from Mexico, his father is from the U.S., and his wife was originally from Sweden, so he has had plenty of exposure to different worlds and cultures. The title Between Worlds also applies to the wide variety of music that is featured on this release. While many of the performances are Latin jazz and utilize an orchestra, not every selection is orchestral, Latin or purely jazz. However there is a unity to the set with each performance being melodic and consistently creative. The music of “Between Worlds” deserves to be heard throughout the world.

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“MY KIND OF JAZZ”

Fomykindofjazz_scanr years, people have been asking when am I going to record my jazz quartet? I’m happy to tell you that it’s finally here! On this recording you’ll find a few jazz gems as well as some of our most requested pieces. We’ve tried to put a unique spin on the music with our own arrangements and musical twists. It is without further adieu that I present to you “My kind of jazz”. Enjoy!

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“HOLIDAY MAGIC”

HolidayMagicCoverThis recording represents a wide range of musical styles and adaptations of holiday favorites. On it you will hear everything from a Latin jazz version of the 16th century Catalonian carol “El Noi de la Mare” to perennial favorites such as “Sleighride”, a smooth jazz rendition of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” and many others. My wish is to add some variety into the music of the season and to help make your holidays extra special for years to come.

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“I use Bob Reeve’s mouthpieces for all of my performances. I recommend them highly.”

"Having the right equipment for the job at hand is crucial as a professional. If you’re looking for super comfortable and efficient mouthpieces, then choose Bob Reeves like I do. Whether you need a set up for playing lead, legit, shows, recording or jazz, there’s a good match for everyone. If you’re in the Seattle area feel free to contact me to test drive a few of these out. You’ll be amazed with these!"

Bob Reeves Mouthpieces - www.bobreeves.com

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Bob Reeves Mouthpieces - www.bobreeves.com

“Having the right equipment for the job at hand is crucial as a professional. If you’re looking for super comfortable and efficient mouthpieces, then choose Bob Reeves like I do. Whether you need a set up for playing lead, legit, shows, recording or jazz, there’s a good match for everyone. If you’re in the Seattle … Continue reading “I use Bob Reeve’s mouthpieces for all of my performances. I recommend them highly.”

“I perform and record exclusively with Kanstul trumpets and flugelhorns. They sound amazing!”

“I’ve known Mr. Zig Kanstul since I was a kid in drum corps down in Southern California. After many years of playing on other horns, I was re-introduced to Kanstul instruments. I realize that instruments are a very personal choice and I consider Kanstul’s to be world class. I personally play a trumpet that was developed for me based on the 1600 model. I also play the Signature series 1525 Flugelhorn. I tour around the world and perform with some of the biggest names in the music industry. These instruments always make me shine and they’ll make you shine you too!”

Kanstul Trumpets - www.kanstul.com

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Kanstul Trumpets - www.kanstul.com

“I’ve known Mr. Zig Kanstul since I was a kid in drum corps down in Southern California. After many years of playing on other horns, I was re-introduced to Kanstul instruments. I realize that instruments are a very personal choice and I consider Kanstul’s to be world class. I personally play a trumpet that was … Continue reading “I perform and record exclusively with Kanstul trumpets and flugelhorns. They sound amazing!”

“Two thumbs up! I love using AMT wireless mics for performances around the world.”

“I use this mic on all my live shows. This is, by far, the best sounding horn mic I’ve ever used. A true sound that is natural with full range response and free of valve noise transfer. The best of the best have this in their arsenal and so should you!”

ATM Microphones - appliedmicrophone.com

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ATM Microphones - appliedmicrophone.com

“I use this mic on all my live shows. This is, by far, the best sounding horn mic I’ve ever used. A true sound that is natural with full range response and free of valve noise transfer. The best of the best have this in their arsenal and so should you!”

“I’ve owned a lot of cases and gig bags over the years. This one’s the best and gets five stars!!!”

"Made by my friend and fantastic trumpeter, Ewan Mains, these cases are made for working pros. They are custom fitted for your horns, mouthpieces and accessories. If you fly from gig to gig like I do, you’ll appreciate that you can fit so much into something that is allowed on as a carry on. I’ve owned a lot of cases and gig bags over the years. This one gets five stars!!!"

Mains Custom Cases - www.mainscustom.com

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Mains Custom Cases - www.mainscustom.com

“Made by my friend and fantastic trumpeter, Ewan Mains, these cases are made for working pros. They are custom fitted for your horns, mouthpieces and accessories. If you fly from gig to gig like I do, you’ll appreciate that you can fit so much into something that is allowed on as a carry on. I’ve … Continue reading “I’ve owned a lot of cases and gig bags over the years. This one’s the best and gets five stars!!!”

“I can count on the Whisper Penny…”

"As a professional performer, I play in many different settings. Whether it’s a recording session, an intimate jazz club, Broadway show or other, I can count on the Whisper Penny to give me that smokey, airy sound when I need it. And I can continue play on my normal embouchure without any damage. If you like the airy sound of Chet Baker & Till Brönner, you’ll love the Whisper Penny designed and manufactured by my friend (and excellent trumpeter) Michael Otto in Germany!"

Whisper Penny - whisper-penny.de/

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Whisper Penny - whisper-penny.de/

“As a professional performer, I play in many different settings. Whether it’s a recording session, an intimate jazz club, Broadway show or other, I can count on the Whisper Penny to give me that smokey, airy sound when I need it. And I can continue play on my normal embouchure without any damage. If you … Continue reading “I can count on the Whisper Penny…”

“3-2 Music Publishing is the premier publisher of Latin musical arrangements.”

“This is the premier publisher of Latin musical arrangements. I’m so happy they have agreed to publish my music! They are the real deal when it comes to authentic Latin music and they feature works by the biggest names in the industry. From small combo arrangements to full blown big band and now pops orchestra (with my charts) you’re sure to find something to fit your needs at 3-2 Music Publishing.”

3-2 Music Publishing - www.3-2music.com

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3-2 Music Publishing - www.3-2music.com

“This is the premier publisher of Latin musical arrangements. I’m so happy they have agreed to publish my music! They are the real deal when it comes to authentic Latin music and they feature works by the biggest names in the industry. From small combo arrangements to full blown big band and now pops orchestra … Continue reading “3-2 Music Publishing is the premier publisher of Latin musical arrangements.”

“I take this light to all my gigs and love it.”

“I’ve used a lot of lights in my day. Nothing beats the clean, white light that Lotus lights put out across your entire music stand. Their rechargeable lithium batteries last a long time and you can use these on a low or high setting. I take this to all my gigs and love it. So will you!”

Lotus Lights  - www.lotuslights.net/

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Lotus Lights  - www.lotuslights.net/

“I’ve used a lot of lights in my day. Nothing beats the clean, white light that Lotus lights put out across your entire music stand. Their rechargeable lithium batteries last a long time and you can use these on a low or high setting. I take this to all my gigs and love it. So … Continue reading “I take this light to all my gigs and love it.”

“My Mute Mate is Great!”

"After years of struggling with cumbersome mute racks that were flimsy and didn’t hold what was needed, I finally found the solution. Lynn Asper has come up with an excellent product that is perfect and will hold up over the years. Highly recommended!"

Mute Mate for Trumpet - www.trumpetbook.com

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Mute Mate for Trumpet - www.trumpetbook.com

“After years of struggling with cumbersome mute racks that were flimsy and didn’t hold what was needed, I finally found the solution. Lynn Asper has come up with an excellent product that is perfect and will hold up over the years. Highly recommended!”

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MER_transparent1Medina Entertainment Resources is a talent agency founded by Bobby Medina specializing in booking talent for a wide variety of public events, corporate events, private events an more. Clientele includes Seattle Seahawks, Starbucks, Southwest Airlines, and more.

Click here to visit the official website of Medina Entertainment Resources to learn more.

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