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Natalo Paella Natalo Paella

Guest Artist, Trumpet

One of Boston’s best known free-lance trumpet players, Mr. Paella’s illustrious career includes performing for 15 years with the Boston Pops and Esplanade Orchestras under the direction of the late Arthur Fiedler, as well as the Boston Symphony Orchestra under the batons of Pierre Monteux, Charles Munch, Leonard Bernstein and Erich Leinsdorf.

For 26 years, Mr. Paella was principal trumpet at the Boston Colonial Theater, playing for such musicals as A Chorus Line, Porgy and Bess, Man of La Mancha, Annie, and many others. He has played back-up for Sammy Davis, Jr., Lena Horne, Rosemary Clooney, Sergio Franchi, Jack Jones, and the stars of the Lawrence Welk show under the direction of Myron Floren.

Until his retirement as Professor Emeritus, he was a full professor at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, specializing in Studio Trumpet, Brass Pedagogy, Brass Ensembles, and Studio Jazz Orchestra. He attended the Eastman School of Music and the US Navy School of Music, and was a scholarship student in the Berkshire Tanglewood Orchestra. He earned a Bachelor of Music Degree from Louisiana State University and a Master of Music from the New England Conservatory.


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