Principal - Trumpet
In addition to his concert appearances with an eclectic array of ensembles, Max Morden is proud of the outstanding reputation he has earned as a professional church musician. Called upon as the principal brass soloist for numerous churches, known for his incredible sense of the situation and having the adaptability in timbre, style, and occasion. Equally comfortable on trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn, and piccolo trumpet, his knowledge of musical genres and his experience playing in lots of situations from R&B bands and Broadway to symphony orchestras and brass quintets, has given him the versatility to play the right thing at the right time.
Along with his duties as principal cornet, arranger, composer, and assistant conductor with Gramercy Brass Orchestra of New York, Max also plays principal trumpet for the Oratorio Society of New Jersey, Ars Musica Chorale, Glen Ridge Oratorio Society, and holds the trumpet chair in Chico Mendoza’s Latin Jazztet. He also frequents the horn section of the phenomenal cover band, Daddy Pop. Called one of the state’s top trumpeters by New Jersey Classical Society, legendary jazz producer Creed Taylor says of Mr. Morden, “this is who I wish I sounded like when I played trumpet”. You can hear Max at myspace.com/maxmorden.