Trumpet Lessons


Joseph Anderson

Joe Anderson is a Philadelphia native trumpet player deeply rooted in the jazz and classical idioms. Joe has played in several regional orchestras as well as many large and small group jazz bands and wedding bands. Attending University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Joe earned his bachelor's degree while studying with Philadelphia jazz trumpet giants John Swana and George Rabbai. He has also studied with former Philadelphia Orchestra and Chicago Symphony principal trumpet player Frank Kaderabek. While at UArts, Joe was selected to participate in the prestigious Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Jazz Orchestra in New York as well as holding steady jobs in Atlantic City, Cape May, and Philadelphia. Joe recently completed his Master’s degree in Jazz Studies as an Assistant Instructor for the jazz department at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music. While at IU, Joe studied with trumpet players Pat Harbison and Joey Tartell while receiving many wonderful opportunities such as playing with the New York Voices at Jazz at the Lincoln Center, recording and playing for the Bloomingtones Big Band, writing and arranging for his collaborative jazz group JKS, and winning a 2015 Downbeat Magazine award for Outstanding Graduate Combo Performance. Joe has returned to Philadelphia to continue his playing and teaching career. Currently, Joe serves as a faculty member of the University of the Arts and is also a member/soloist of the Philly Pops Big Band.


matt cappy

Trumpet - Matt Cappy, a graduate of The University of The Arts has toured, performed and cut tracks with Grammy winning artists such as Jill Scott, The Roots, Jay-Z, Dave Matthews Band, Mary J. Blige, Michael Jackson, Earth, Wind, & Fire and gospel superstar Kirk Franklin. He has recorded on 2 grammy winning records, Fred Hammond’s “Free to Worship” in 2008 and Kirk Franklin’s “Fight of my Life” in 2009. Matt appeared and performed in the movie Dave Chappelle’s Block Party in 2005 and also appears in Jill Scott’s Live in Paris DVD released in 2008. Matt currently is touring with K’Naan behind his major label debut called “Troubador” in which Matt played, arranged and sang background for the record.Matt is also serving his 2nd term on the Board of Govenors for the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences, Philadelphia Chapter.

Matt obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Trumpet performance and a Master’s Degree in Music Education from The University of The Arts and frequently does Master Classes throughout the US. Matt has been teaching privately since 2003 and has numerous college graduates teaching and playing throughout the country.

Jon Shaw

Trumpet- A Native of Ontario, Canada, Jon relocated to Philadelphia to study with prestigious trumpeters such as David Bilger, Jeff Curnow, Matt Gallagher and George Rabbi. Jon maintains a regular teaching schedule privately, as well as at Temple University , Drexel University, Camden County College, and La Salle College High School.  He holds a bachelor’s degree from University of the Arts, and a Master’s Degree from Temple University. 

A Philly resident since 2008, Jon maintains a regular performance schedule in the Tri-State Area and can be heard playing in a number of local theaters such as The Kimmel Center, The Academy of the Arts, The Walnut Street Theatre, and the Forrest Theatre. He has performed or recorded with: The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, The Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Philly Pops, Jon Faddis, Benny Golson, Wayne Bergeron, Randy Brecker, Bobby Shew, Jimmy Heath, Wynton Marsalis, Aretha Franklin, The Four Tops, The Temptations and more.