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BIO / CREDITS


Chris Tedesco has distinguished himself as a one of the top call trumpet players on the music scene in Los Angeles since 1987. Equally at home performing jazz or classical trumpet, chamber music or orchestral pieces, Chris's sound has been heard on numerous recordings for Movies, TV shows, TV Commercials, CD recordings, and live dates with some of the biggest names in the industry. He is also very active in the business end of music as a musician contractor/project manager for some of this recorded and live work as well. Chris's jazz CD "Living the Dream" received rave reviews and a number 8 ranking on the jazz radio charts in 2010.

Chris is a graduate of the University of Miami in Florida, where he studied trumpet with Gil Johnson, former principal trumpeter of the famed Philadelphia Orchestra under Eugene Ormandy.

Some recent credits on the Los Angeles studio scene include the Orchestra Contractor/3rd Trumpet for the Dream Works movie "Need For Speed", theme music for Showtime's "Homeland", Christina Aguilera's movie "Burlesque", The "Green Lantern" cartoon series, "Beware the Batman" cartoon series, HBO's "Family Tree", ten songs for TV's "The Playboy Club", Disneyland's Main Street Music with Dean Mora, American Idol ITunes download sessions, and many more recordings lsited below. Chris is the leader of the Angel City Horns, which have recorded the hit tunes "Don't Cha Wish" for the Pussy Cat Dolls, and Christina Aguilera's "Candyman" and "Nasty Naughty Boy" songs.


CREDITS

MOVIES:

Absolute Power - Clint Eastwood – pre-record music
Batman Begins - trailer - trumpet-contractor
Best in Show – Christopher Guest
Blessings – CBS TV movie - strings contractor
Blue Chips
Brothers Solomon- Contractor
Burlesque - Christina Aguilera, Cher - trumpet - contractor
(producers Linda Perry and Salaam Remi)
Busting
Chances Are
City of Gardens
Cobb
Cool World - Paramount– source music
The Don’s Analyst – Paramount
Dracula-Dead and Loving It
Durango Kids – Disney Channel
Finding Nemo – Thomas Newman
For the Boys
For Your Consideration – Christopher Guest
Four Christmas's
Full Court Miracle – Disney - trumpet-contractor
Going Under aka Dive
Harlem Nights
Heaven & Earth – Oliver Stone - on camera soloist
The Grand
The Hammer
Infinity – Matthew Broderick
Jump In - Disney - trumpet-contractor
LA Confidential
Lorenzo’s Oil - trailer
Jane Austin's Mafia
Malos Habitos-contractor
Mambo Kings
Man Trouble
Medusa’s Child – CBS TV movie
The Mexican – Brad Pitt– mariachi music
Missing Pieces – Lions Gate
Mom’s Got a Date w/ a Vampire – trumpet-contractor
Motocrossed – Disney - trumpet-contractor
Mullholland Falls – Nick Nolte– source music
Mushi King I & II – SEGA cartoon movies - trumpet-contractor
My Blue Heaven
My Fellow Americans
Naked Gun
Naked City – Paramount
Need for Speed
Nixon – pre-record music
Norbit
Police Academy 6
Primal Fear
Proud Family - Disney Channel - trumpet-contractor
Rat Pack
Red Belt - David Mamet - contractor
Road to Perdition – Thomas Newman
See Arnold Run – TV movie
Shackles
Sinatra
Sisters
Soapdish
Star Trek – First Contact – pre-record music
TAP
Their Eyes Were Dry
Town and Country
Wild, Wild West
Y.M. I.

TELEVISION:

Adventures of Brisco Co. Jr – Warner Bros
According to Jim
Ally McBeal
American Idol TV show
American Valor – PBS
Beverely Hills 90210
Beware the Batman Cartoon series
Bill Clinton Documentary-PBS
Castle
Chicago Hope - FOX
China Beach
The District – theme – CBS – trumpet-contractor
Ellen De Generes – NBC
Encore, Encore - Paramount
Family Tree - HBO - Christopher Guest
Felicity
FOX NFL - theme
FOX NBA - theme
FOX NCAA Football - theme
FOX NCAA Basketball - theme
Green Lantern Cartoon series - NEW
Gossip Girl - WB
The Guardian – theme – CBS – solo piccolo trumpet
Harpers Island - CBS
HOMELAND - theme
How to Be A Gentleman TV theme
JAG
JFK-PBS Just Deserts – Hallmark TV movie
King of Queens - trumpet-contractor
Las Vegas-PBS
Life Goes On
The LOOP
Latin Grammy’s 2004
Lifetime Channel Trailer
The LOOP
Melrose Place
MAD TV
Mike Hammer
Monday Night Football – Jim Belsuhi - ABC
MONK
National Geographic
Parenthood
PBS – American Experience
The Playboy Club
Rod Stewart Music Video
Room For Two - ABC
SAG Awards
Sisters – Warner Bros
Star Trek Next Generation – Paramount
Star Trek Deep Space Nine – Paramount
Star Trek Voyager – Paramount
Star Trek Enterprise – Paramount
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
X – Files – FOX – source music

RECORDS:

Brian Burton/James Mercer-Broken Bells
Brian Burton/James Mercer-Broken Bells 2
Harry Shearer - Songs of the Bushmen
American Idol downloads
Christina Aguilera – Back to Basics - disc 2 - trumpet-contractor
(producer Linda Perry)
Pussy Cat Dolls – Don’t Cha Wish - trumpet-contractor
Gnarles Barkley - St. Elsewhere
Michael Buble – It’s Time
Josh Groban - Closer
Burlesque tribute to Christina Aguilera
Bo Bice – American Idol
Vanessa Amorosi - Australia
Constantine – American Idol
William Josephs - "Beyond" - Produced by David Foster
Soul Savers
Antonia Bennett - Tony Bennett's daughter
Cheryl Bentyne – The Book of Love - trumpet-contractor
Cheryl Bentyne – Let Me Off Uptown - trumpet-contractor
Alice Cooper – Dirty Diamonds
Natalie Merchant - Motherland
Joe Cocker – Heart & Soul
Joe Cocker – Respect Yourself
John Taylor (YES)
Harry Shearer
Johnny Blu – In Just That Kind of Mood
Dianne Schuur
The Disney Afternoon
Royal Crown Revue – Tribute to Sinatra
Symphonic Tribute to Prince - Purple Rain
Mora’s Modern Rhythmists – Devil’s Serenade
Mora’s Modern Swingtet – 20th Century Closet
Mora’s Modern Rhythmists – Goblin Market
Bennett Cale Project – Goodbye Kirkwood Dr.
Frank Sinatra jr.
Pat Boone – In a Metal Mood
Brian Setzer - demos
Dwight Yoakum – Under the Covers
Paula Abdul
Cher
Robert Goulet
Candy Cane – Whole Lotta Love
Tokiko Kato – Born on the Earth
Juan Carlos Quintero
The Telling – Blue Solitaire
Joey Altruda – Cocktails with Joey
Jump with Joey – Ska Ba
Leslie Paula – Te Quiero
Bernie Meisinger – Don’t Be Afraid to Love
Marilyn Calvillo – Powerless
David Tyler Martin – Common Ground
Goin Public – Goin Public
Boom Shaka – Best Defenses

TV & RADIO JINGLES:

Almay
Apple IPhone and IPad
Arby’s
Beringer Wine, Bounty
Campari, Cars.com
Chili’s, Chevy
Coke, Comcast Cable
CVS , Disney
Dodge , Dunkin Donuts
EDS, E-Harmony
Energizer, Expedia, Ford
General Cinemas, Home Depot
Honda, Hyundai, Infinity
Intel, Isuzu
Jeep, Kinko’s
Kirin Beer, KFC
Lexus, LG Cellphones,
Mastercard, Mazda
Mc Donald’s, Mercedes Benz
Miller Lite, Minute Maid
Mitsubishi, NASCAR
Nike, Nissan
Nutri-Grain, Oreo
Outback
Pac Bell, Panasonic
PBS Great Performances
Pepsi, Ponderosa
Pontiac, Radio Shack
REMAX, Rice a Roni
Sapporo, Sea World
Staples, State Farm, Subway
Toyota, Volvo

VIDEO GAMES:

Saint Seiya-SEGA - trumpet-contractor
Bejing Olympics - SEGA - trumpet-contractor
Mushiking I and II - SEGA - trumpet-contractor
Phantasy Star Universe - SEGA-trumpet-contractor
James Bond 007

LIVE:

The Wheeling Symphony Orchestra - Andre Raphel
Frankie Valli
Don Rickles
Johnny Mathis
Tom Jones
Chayanne
Blood, Sweat & Tears
Donna Summer
Four Tops
Temptations
Michael Feinstein
Rene Olstead
David Foster
Josh Groban
Shakira
The Irish Tenors
Barry Manilow
Royal Crown Revue
The Moody Blues
Christopher Cross
Jim Belushi
John Tesh
Mel Torme
Nancy Wilson
Sammy Davis jr.
Dianne Schuur
Lionel Hampton
Joe Cocker
Michael Bolton
David Raksin
Mora’s Modern Rhythmists
Mora’s Modern Swingtet
Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra
Bill Holman Big Band
Bob Florence Big Band
Jack Sheldon Big Band
Bill Watrous Big Band
Roger Neumann’s Rather Large Band
The National Ballet of Canada
Martha Graham Dance
The Peninsula, Brentwood, Palisades & Desert
Symphonies
Beverly Hills & Los Angeles Pops