Frank Grillo Trumpet

Brass session specialist

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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 Brass session, percussion, Drum, piano, Bass, guitar And others instruments for your song

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

I participated in the Latin grammy nominated album "El Malquerido" 2016 .
I participated in the Latin grammy winning album "Homenaje a la Lupe" in 2020

We specialize in Latin music, we can make a whole song with all the instruments, although we can also record in other styles (please listen to the demo)

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

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

35 Reviews - 8 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Nian T.
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    Frank provided exactly what I want for the horn section. Very friendly communication, fast delivery, and top-notch playing!

  2. Review by Marty M.
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    Frank is very professional, and always makes sure you're happy.

  3. Review by Peter Larsson
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    Frank is a talented musician with a fantastic ear and a keen eye for detail. He did fantastic work on my project, recording sax, trombone, and multiple trumpets. Frank is very adaptable and also records with other musicians, and the players he records with are also very talented! You can expect a really professional collaboration with Frank--fast responses, quality music, and a very pleasant experience. Frank has my recommendation!!

  4. Review by Christian L.
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    Frank is amazing. He understood perfectly what i was looking for. He put some magical on my song.
    He is a real pro. Top communication and he works really fast. I highly recommend Frank.

  5. Review by Kevin P.
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    Frank was great to work with! Highly recommend!

  6. Review by Shaun Lichtenstein
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    Frank nailed the style and feel of the track perfectly, and my client I am producing was extremely happy. If you need Latin brass, Frank is definitely your guy!

  7. Review by Michael S.
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    Frank and his musicians were are incredibly talented and made quick efficient work in recording these song projects. Full horn section parts covered as well a full rhythm section. Couldn't be more please with everything overall!

  8. Review by Joseph L.
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    Frank was professional, finished his horns in a timely manner, and actually gave me some free extra ear candy too! It made the song. Would recommend!

  9. Review by David J.
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    Working with Frank was an enjoyable experience. He's very easy to work with and his musicianship is excellent. Highly recommended.

  10. 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.

  11. 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!!

  12. 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.

  13. 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!

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

  15. 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 :)

  16. 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.

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

  18. 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

  19. 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.

  20. 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!

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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Gear Highlights
  • Nominated for the Latin Grammy in 2016 for the album "El Malquerido" by the artist Jesus "Chino" Miranda and in 2020
  • for the Latin Grammy-winning album "Homenaje a la Lupe"
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