Hi, I´m Jhonatan Calderón. (I also speak spanish ) I´m a session trumpetist from Bogota, Colombia. I studied in 'UNIVERSIDAD CENTRAL' with 10 years of experience on synfonic orchestras, latin big bands, mariachis, band leader and founder of TinticoForte. And I want to play the trumpet for your next project or producction.
I've been playing the trumpet sience 2011 in several scenarios and different genres. Since I can remember, I have play the trumpet, this instrument is my passion and I have dedicated all my life to it.
I was a member of Sinfónica Metropolitana Batuta between 2015-2016, also between 2016-2021 I was a member of orquesta sinfónica de la universidad central nowadays I play the trumpet and record trumpets for Pasaditas las 7 Latin Big Band and TinticoForte.
In my early steps as a trumpetist (2013-2019), I performed several shows with mariachis groups like: mariachi noches de mi tierra. Taking experience from them and also training my self and pushing my boundaries to achieve good tone, technique, first sight reading and a good ear.
After this experience I took an Ableton live course at bombota.agency (2021) under the tuition of DALMA and JAXS two professional producers that taught me the basics of how to connect an interface, manage microphones, their theory and the basics of production at that DAW.
When the time comes to record trumpets for any production I look for creation and collaboration and good communication in order to give a good recording. Is my passion to create a collaborate with others and pay strict attention to detail, during the process I will do all that I can to the best of my abilities to make sure you get exactly what you aim for your project.
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
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Interview with Jhonatan Calderon
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I worked on a personal project called TinticoForte where I put all my creativity to the test and besides being one of the composers of that song, I also recorded the trumpet. I leave you the youtube link so you can listen to it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRvQABuqqbU
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Currently I am starting to work as a session musician and in addition to that I am an interpreter in 2 Latin music groups.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Of course I know a producer and composer named Diego, he is excellent.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I cannot choose, according to my criteria the combination of these 2 things is perfect to get to better shape an idea.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I always promise commitment and quality
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love it because I can play my instrument and show my talent and creativity.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How long can you have the job? What is the price for your work?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I usually worry more than necessary and I can get stressed very easily when I feel that I am not giving my 100%
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: How long do you need me to deliver the job? Can I make interpretative proposals? Do you consider that the price is good?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: You must be very clear that you want me to capture in the recording in terms of style and genre.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: my trumpet, my cell phone, a knife, a lighter and a flare
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been related to the trumpet all my life by my father and my grandfather, and I have been studying at the academy for about 8 years
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: relaxed, creative and versatile
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with artists who have innovative ideas, work on something that takes me out of my comfort zone because I always like to learn something new
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: be impeccable with what you do and always explore new things
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I can work in any style of music, but I have usually worked in Latin rhythms.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I am a versatile musician.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I always have many ideas, for example taking second voices, putting new decorations or improvising in some sections, in addition to that I can adapt to any genre that is asked of me.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My work process is always based on understanding what the client is asking for, listening to everything in detail and when I familiarized with the work I start recording and also proposing things that I think would be good.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: The equipment I have are: a shure SM57 microphone, a beringer UM2 interface and a personalized computer
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Chet Baker, Wynton Marsali, Arturo Sandoval.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I am usually a session musician as a trumpeter, I usually deliver the recordings with the best possible audio quality, and also without contradicting the instructions they give me I like to propose ideas when recording unless they ask me to strictly record what I am given.