Trumpet, Flugel Horn, Conductor, Contractor.
Jimmy was raised in a musical family, his father is a great trumpet player born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania and raised in Baltimore Maryland. Jimmy’s mother is a proficient piano player. It was Jimmy’s father that started him on trumpet at the age of 8 when they lived in Halifax N.S. Jimmy studied privately with his dad while also playing in school under D.H. Doane ( who is a music legend in the maritimes). It wasn’t till years later in high school in Hamilton, Ontario that Jimmy really became serious about his playing under the direction and encouragement of J.D. Hall. J.D. was a great teacher and it was his input into Jimmy’s life that drove him to pursuing music. Jimmy has also studied privately with some of the best players in the country. Jimmy became a proficient commercial trumpet player leaning heavily towards big band, jazz, rock, r & b, and gospel music. Jimmy has not only performed with many groups and artists, but has also contracted and conducted big bands and full orchestras for musicals, recordings, movies and television. Jimmy is a member in good standing of the American Federation of Musicians Local 293, Hamilton Guild of Musicians.
Name: Jimmy Stahl
College: Brock University / Humber College
Major: History / Music
Favourite Color: Black
Favourite Quote: “I Know My Place In The Food Chain!”
Artists Performed With: Tom Jones, Diana Ross, Doc Severinsen, Frank Sinatra Jr., Michael Buble, Anne Murray, Johnny Cash, June Carter-Cash, Ralph Carmichael, Dave Boyer, Sandra Payne, Steve Green, Ron Kenoly, Darlene Zscheck, Will McFarlen, Marty Nystrom, The Imperials, Bernadette Peters, The Couriers, Mark Masri, Lenny Lablanc.
Shows Played: Fiddler On The Roof, Show Boat, Sugar Babies, As You Like It, Grease, Fame
Bands Played With: The Jimmy Stahl Big Band, The Lifeline Orchestra, The Ralph Carmichael Orchestra, The Brian Usher Orchestra, The Paul Von Adam Big Band, The Al Hirsch Big Band, Band de Klava, The Brian Downey Big Band, The Aardvark Big Band, Niagara Express, Niagara College Big Band, The Hamilton Concert Band, The Ottawa Concert Band, Sugarphyx, UpTown