Frank Grillo Trumpet

Brass Session LatinMusic

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Frank Grillo Trumpet on SoundBetter

Hello! I am a versatile trumpeter with more than 20 years of experience as main trumpeter in symphony orchestras and jazz, salsa, merengue, pop, ska and other groups. Nominated for the Latin Grammy 2020 for the Album "Homenaje a la Lupe" where I was lead trumpet and LatinGrammy in 2016 for the album "El Malquerido" where I played all the trumpets.

We recorded the trumpet and / or the metal, percussion, piano, Bss And/or metal section for your song(You can listen to our demo and you will see the quality of our work in terms of recording, editing, mixing and mastering. We can make an equal track for you!)

-If you do not have the musical arrangement, we can also do the musical arrangement of the metals for you, you just have to send a midi, a track with your voice or just the musical cipher of the song.

-We were nominated for the Latin Grammy in 2016 for the album "El Malquerido".
-We were nominated for the Latin Grammy in 2020 for the album "Homenaje a la Lupe" by the great artist Mariaca Semprún, under the musical production of Pedro Mauricio González.

-We specialize in Latin music, we can make a whole song with all the instruments.

-Our brass section can also record your track in other genres: Jazz, Latin jazz, pop, rock, electronic music, rap, African Rumba, flokloric music, etc. We have a wide experience and trajectory in recordings worldwide.

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

26 Reviews - 8 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Jason
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    Frank is fantastic to work with and rightly comes highly recommended! The playing, the tones, the attention to what the song needs, and the friendly correspondence and ability to digest ideas all make working with him a delightful experience.

  2. Review by Francisco m.
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    Great to work with!! Frank has the skills the talent and most important great person!!! Everything excellent! Thank You Frank!!

  3. Review by Jalal Y.
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    Frank is great to work with. He's been creative and punctual. Will certainly work with him again on brass-related pieces. Thanks a lot Frank.

  4. Review by Paul Z.
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    Frank is the man! Great person to work with on any project. Amazing musician all around. Thank you brother!

  5. Review by Claude S.
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    Never any complaint with Frank Grillo's works. Always awesome & satisfying.

  6. Review by Barrak A.
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    Frank is a great guy and easy to communicate with and his execution is flawless! I look forward to working with him again :)

  7. Review by Claude S.
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    Frank is a man of integrity and is fully loyal to Soundbetter. He won't let anyone entice him into doing anything that is not in full compliance with the rules and regulations of Soundbetter.

  8. Review by Claude S.
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    Awesome...as usual. I never have any complaint regarding Franck's works.

  9. Review by Corey E.
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    Amazing working with Frank.
    Such a humble and loving guy>
    Incredibly talented musician
    Would recommend to anyone after some great trumpets

  10. Review by Claude S.
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    Frank is so flexible to work with, whatever you ask him for, he does it without any complaint. I feel blessed to have found this talented trumpet player to accompany my music. Now that I am so used to hearing the sweet sound of Frank's trumpet on my music, I don't think it will ever be easy for me to hire someone else for my trumpet accompaniment beside Frank. Thank you, Frank.

  11. Review by Daniel A.
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    Frank has great energy, and he is just BRILLIANT with his brass arrangements! Highly recommend and can't wait to work together again!

  12. Review by Marty M.
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    Frank is amazing. He's so patient and makes sure you get the sound you're looking for.

  13. Review by Pino Arocena
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    Mucha calidad y mucha efectividad. Un gusto y un honor recibir los arreglos de frank, volveré!

  14. Review by Nile
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    Frank and his team, they are just wonderful not only for the brass sessions, also for bass, mix and master. He's real quick with responses all the time, open minded for musical ideas.
    Frank and his team, highly recommended!!

  15. Review by andres
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    Fantastic, as always! It's such a pleasure to work with Frank. He is a real professional. Works very fast, plays and records superbly. His sound is exactly what I'm after. Always adds something very special to the music. He recorded trumpets and french horns for me. Highly recommended not only for trumpets, but whole brass sections!

  16. Review by andres
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    Frank, as always, is a pleasure to work with. Fantastic trumpet player and also an engineer, so he sends high quality recordings. He recorded trumpets, trombones and french horns for me. He is very professional and works very fast. I highly recommend working with him!

  17. Review by Marty M.
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    Absolute pleasure to work with. Always gets it right too.

  18. Review by Marty M.
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    Pleasure to work with.

  19. Review by Coop The Truth
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    Frank was fantastic to work with! Quick with responses and quick with delivery time. On top of that, his playing matched the reference melody I sent him with 100% accuracy. I look forward to working with him a ton more!

  20. Review by andres
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    Frank isn't only a great trumpet player, he is extremely professional, works fast and he has an amazing musicality. I asked him to do a trumpet solo for me and he came up with some beautiful phrasing. His capability to play very high notes in the style of the great latin trumpet maestros is astounding. Highly recommended and I will definitely hire him again!

  21. Review by Lee K.
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    Frank is a warm hearted, soulful player

  22. Review by Lee K.
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    A beautiful haunting sound, a pleasure to work with

  23. Review by Exale Music Production
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    Frank is great to work with. Fast, great communication and professionalism and great trumpet work. Especially on written parts.

  24. Review by Corey E.
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    Absolutely amazing session musician was extremely talented and delivered results beyond our expectation
    Would recommend to anyone that is after a professional trumpet player and good communictor

  25. Review by Chad
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    frank was great to work with and the job was executed perfectly as he said it would be.. very happy to make the revisions and changes that I wanted

  26. Review by Marius Holzer
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    It was a great pleasure to work with Frank. He is very responsive, passionate to deliver and a true master of his instrument. I'm looking forward to working with him again!

Interview with Frank Grillo Trumpet

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: There are several, I will mention 2: 2 discs where I recorded all the trumpets and they were nominated for the Latin Grammys. I am honored with these projects, since hundreds of miles of records are made a year in Latin America, and those records were taken into account by miles of people who liked them. On the other hand, those trumpets were recorded in just two recording sessions, and I feel very good that they have been with quality.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: Recording some trumpets for a client in Rap / Latin style

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: I don't know anyone inside soundbetter

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Each one has its function, taking into account what you want to achieve

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: That I will do everything in my power to generate good vibrations that give artistic quality to their songs.

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: Record the trumpets and generate good vibes for the client and the public

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: YES I can record your song and my answer is usually yes once we agree on the price. I try to see if you can tell me clearly what you are looking for exactly.

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: When the client does not have a clear idea of ​​what he wants and I am wrong in interpreting it

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: Que estilo está buscando, si tiene las partituras musicales o si quiere un arreglo musical, cuales instrumento requiere grabar o si quiere hacer la canción desde cero para producirlo por completo, y si es posible, que me envie una referencia de lo que está buscando

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: That you intend to generate good vibes with your music and that you have a clear idea of ​​what you are looking to create.

  21. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  22. A: I don't plan to be on a desert island

  23. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  24. A: I have more than 25 years in the world of music, I have been the main trumpeter of two symphony orchestras, I have made recordings and shows with many groups of different styles, in addition to being a recording technician with the ability to record, edit, mix and master songs and complete productions.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Multi-faceted

  27. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  28. A: With anyone who is looking to generate good vibes to offer them to the public

  29. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  30. A: Yes: You have to listen very well to the client to understand well what they are looking for, and based on this, do the job with a lot of love.

  31. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  32. A: Latin music, electronic, jazz and symphonic music, however I do music in other styles as well.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Perform any musical style

  35. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  36. A: The best vibration you can provide based on what the client is looking for for him and his audience

  37. Q: What's your typical work process?

  38. A: It depends on what the client requires: Sometimes they do not have the musical arrangement and it is the first thing I do (They give me some reference of what they are looking for). If they have them, they send me the musical scores, the track and the time in Bpm. Then I record and edit the instruments that I recorded, to deliver them in tune and at the correct time with respect to the track. In the case of mixes and masters, the client sends me the tracks in wave and a reference to a song already mixed and / or mastered of what they are looking for. It is very important that the client tell me what they are looking for, if possible, with references, unless they already know my work and I left it to my choice. I always focus on generating excellent vibrations with which the client and the audience that the music will reach can enjoy them.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I use Cubase Pro and condenser microphones. I send the audio in Wave at 48,000 24 Bits, unless the client wants a specific format.

  41. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  42. A: There are too many to write to all

  43. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  44. A: Recording of trumpets and any other musical instrument: Trombones, saxophones, violins, horns, bass, piano, Latin percussion (congas, bongo, timpani, charrasca, etc.) Editing, mixing and mastering songs, musical arrangements

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  • Nominated for the Latin Grammy in 2016 for the album "El Malquerido" by the artist Jesus "Chino" Miranda
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