After his studies Gil moved to Munich, Germany to pursue a career as a professional trumpet player. He has since recorded more than 200 Albums and over 40 motion picture soundtracks including “The Silence of the Lambs”, “Das Boot” and “The Never Ending Story”. Since moving to Las Vegas he has played the Clint Holmes show at Harrah’s and is performing every Monday with Santa Fe & the Fat City Horns at the Palms Hotel & Casino. Currently he is performing nightly with the Donny & Marie show at the Flamingo. Prior to D & M he performed with the divine Bette Midler during her residency at Caesar’s Palace. Gil has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey and Jay Leno Tonight shows. When not on stage playing the horn Gil is Instructor of Music Technology at the University of Nevada Las Vegas and is part of the Jazz faculty at UNLV. To download his complete Resumé click Gil new CV.pdf.   Gil is now offering on-line lessons via Skype or iChat. Send an email to set up an appointment. Gil is fluent in German. Deutsche Trompeten Schüler willkommen. Just click this link.

                       Yamaha Performing Artist


Name: Gil Kaupp

Education: University of North Texas, University of Texas at El Paso

Major: Jazz Performance

Additional Credits: Ton-Meister Certificate from the Bayerischer Rundfunk in Munich Germany, Participating Audio Engineer for Gladys Knight’s grammy award winning “One Voice” CD.

Favorite Book: The Inner Game of Music

Favorite Quote: “Music is the space between the notes.”

Gil has performed/recorded with the following artists:

David Foster, Bette Midler, Tom Scott, Michael Bublé, Kool & the Gang, Barry Manilow, Jennifer Hudson, Carole KIng, Mavis Staples, Aretha Franklin, Barbra Streisand, Frank Sinatra Jr., Il Divo, Bobby Shew, Arturo Sandoval, Dionne Warwick, Pointer Sisters, The Weather Girls, Klaus Doldinger, Chaka Kahn, Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, Cecilia Noel, Natalie Cole, The New York Voices, Dave Valentin, Eddie Martinez, Ray Brown & Shirley Bassey.

Gil’s Equipment:

Yamaha YTR-8310Z Custom Z limited edition trumpet in Black, and lacquer models.

Yamaha YFL-8310Z Flügelhorn. Gil uses the AMT wireless trumpet microphone.

Gil uses BlowDry Brass to keep his horns playing optimum!

Mouthpieces: Custom Gil Kaupp models made by Ivan Giddings at Giddings & Webster Stainless Steel mouthpieces. Try them they are the best!