Horn sections and solos

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LA studio musician 30+years. Home studio recorded several original trax for TV shows Mad Men, Aquarius, Movies, 50/50, Hop and many more.

Horn section recordings or solos for your tracks. Female background vocals available.
John Fumo is one of the major players in the Los Angeles-based recording scene. His ability to improvise under any setting (from bop to free jazz) has long been a valuable asset.”
Scott Yanow, from Trumpet Kings (The Players Who Shaped the Sound of Jazz Trumpet) ©2001

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17 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Michael S.
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    John Fumo is a great player and a pleasure to work with. He gave me a ton of compelling and eminently usable tracks for my song project. I was thrilled by the eager way he accommodated a specific idea I had and did a new take after already delivering me great stuff -- and totally nailed it. His horn put the project over the finish line a great way. I'll be coming back.

  2. Review by Fred M.
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    John is a powerhouse and an amazing talent, if you are looking for master horns sounds look no further just call John. I will surely be calling John again !!!!

  3. Review by Esther D.
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    Still a very nice collaboration with John for whole next album of MANDOO. Excellent musician and horn section leader, working with a super team. We highly recommend him.

  4. Review by Shawn B.
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    John was fantastic to work with! A top notch professional that pays attention to detail without forgetting to play for the song along with being a nice guy, you can’t go wrong with him!

  5. Review by Esther D.
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    Great collaboration with John for horns session, very beautiful sound and great efficiency, we highly recommand him

  6. Review by Jonathan S.
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    I had a really great experience working with John on my latest project. He took my vague and ill-defined ideas for trumpet sounds and turned them into rich, expressive, well-recorded, production-ready trumpet tracks. He captured the exact sound I was looking for and even improved on it and took it into new and interesting directions. He is super easy going and easy to work with. I look forward to working with John again soon and highly recommend him.

  7. Review by Esther D.
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    John did a superb horn section work on our two last singles (MANDOO). We highly recommend him !

  8. Review by Esther D.
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    John recorded horns on our new single, a real chance for us to work with him. Great talent, availability and super efficiency. MANDOO

  9. Review by Phillip T.
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    John is simply amazing. Professional all the way. Have really enjoyed working with him!

  10. Review by Phillip T.
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    Total pro and really fun to work with! Can wait until the next project!

  11. Review by Steve L.
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    John is an outstanding musician and a really lovely person to work with. His playing was exactly what I was after, a total pro!!

  12. Review by Martin Della Nina
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    John is an extremely talented and professional musician.
    He tracked down his trumpets the same day I asked for them with the highest quality.
    No doubt I'll be sure to ask for his services again in the future.

    It's invaluable to have a trumpet this good on your track.

  13. Review by Daniel P.
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    John Fumo is a brilliant musician. Professional, inspired and with the gift of elevating your track to a new level. It doesn't get better than this, really. Unless you resurrect Miles or Louis...Jaw-dropping playing!

  14. Review by Scott B.
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    John is a true professional with exceptional talent!

  15. Review by Grand Moustache
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    John was quick to respond and quick to get the job done. He also did an excellent job. Thanks mate!

  16. Review by Plus A Management
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    John is amazingly talented. 100 Percent recommendable. Great ear and super professional.

  17. Review by  have
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    I have used john Fumo for 15 years ... always amazing ...always in tune can read anything

Interview with John Fumo

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: Digital-I do not own analog recording gear.

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

  4. A: Q-Can you give me a quote. A-yes

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

  6. A: 40 years professional musician in Los Angeles. My only job and I love it. Very fortunate to be able to work in LA and to travel the world.

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

  8. A: When I track multiple tpt parts I may use a different a horn or mouthpiece and a different mic to give more personality to each track!

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

  10. A: Pop jazz salsa film tv commercials classical you name it I have done it for many years with the best in the business from Neil Diamond to James Brown.

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

  12. A: Peter Gabriel, Miles Davis, Biggie Smalls, Gustav Mahler, Beatles,

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

  14. A: 2 Jazz projects, an Eastern trio project, a duet project with tpt and gtr, library house salsa, Brazilian and funk tunes.

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

  16. A: A professionally recorded horn or horn sections with the top A list players in Los Angeles.

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

  18. A: Listen to some horn sections or trumpet solos and get a feel for what sound you are going for. If not leave it up to me-I'm really good at it:)

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

  20. A: Tracks for the Mad Men TV series. This was my first gig doing all the music at my studio!

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

  22. A: My horn, a grand piano, MacBook, interface and a versatile mic!

  23. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  24. A: Trumpet solos or parts, arranging and understanding the music that I am working on

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

  26. A: Experience, energy, and professionalism

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

  28. A: Listen to the clients needs and help to produce the best posssible music!

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

  30. A: I bring beauty to others thru music-I have worked all my life honing my craft and when I can shed some happiness to another person I feel rewarded!

  31. Q: How would you describe your style?

  32. A: Versatile. Creative.

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

  34. A: Peter Gabriel-I've worked with so many great artist's from James Brown to Neil Diamond, I've always loved Peters work!

  35. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  36. A: I have a studio in the backyard of my home, treated with high quality diffusers and tuned for a warm brass sound. I use a John Hardy mic pre, hand made cables for all the gear and a Fat Head 2 on the trumpet.

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

  38. A: I mainly record horn sections depending on the clients needs, from solo trumpet to full 6 piece sections or more.

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  • Neil Diamonds 50th anniversary world tourApr 09, 2017

    Just hit the road for the 2017 tour. I have all my recording gear with me and continue to record sessions from the road. I usually find an unused ballroom in our hotel that sounds great. My other horns guys are out here and I have access to anything you can imagine-gear wise.


  • Neil Diamond TourSep 15, 2015

    The ND tour wraps up in November 2015 and already filling up my home recording schedule.