Trumpet | Flugelhorn | Clinician | Speaker
Alan Chez was the trumpet player on The Late show with David Letterman - CBS for 17 years as well as numerous performance on Late night with David Letterman – NBC. He is the second-longest network TV trumpet player in history, second only to the great Doc Severinsen. The two trumpeters share the same birthday.
Chez has played with such artists as Bonjovi; The Rolling Stones; David Bowie; Tower of Power; Robert Cray Band; Spyro Gyra; Stevie Wonder; Sting; Eric Clapton; Cee lo Greene; Snoop Dog; Flava Flav; James Brown; Bruce Springsteen; Earth, Wind & Fire; as well of many others. He has performed at such events as several Presidential Inaugurations, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions and Rock Hall DVD Collection, John Lennon's 50th birthday celebration in Tokyo, the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games Closing Ceremonies, the Concert of the Century at the White House, the Concert for New York, and the Very Special Christmas Concert.
Chez is devoting his time these days to his passion, Al Chez and The Brothers of Funk Big Band, a big band playing rock and soul music with big horn sound. Chez conducts brass music and performance clinics and marching band clinics and performances throughout the country.
Chez has worked with DCI World Champion The Cadets as well as Canada’s Oakland Crusaders and Kingston Grenadiers, and The Crossmen. In addition, he as been on staff with John P Stevens, Claudia Taylor Johnson, Kittitiny, and Mount Olive High Schools; the DCA Champion Empire Statesmen, Reading Buccaneers, and Bushwackers, and DCA Finalists Fusion Core. Chez was a marching member of the Saints, Garfield Cadets, Reading Buccaneers, and the Bushwackers.
Alan is a member of The Cadets Hall of Fame, The Crossmen Hall of fame, the Buglers Hall of Fame, the New Jersey Drum Corps Hall of Fame, the John P. Stevens High School Hall of Honors and The World Drum Corps Hall of Fame.
Alan Chez is an active Yamaha Artist and Clinician. He and his wife, Cat, six kids, and two dogs reside in New Jersey.