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    Kadleck, Tony

    He is a trumpeter, jazz conductor and composer raised in Binghamton, New York, who began to play the trumpet when he was in his 8th grade at school.  He spent his summers at an upstate music camp where he was a teacher and also went to college.  He took his studies at the New England Conservatory and the Manhattan School of Music.


    From the 1980s he performed and appeared on recordings with the Boston Pops Orchestra and was invited to be a member of the Buddy Rich Band in 1986.


    He relocated to New York in 1986 to take further studies and after his graduation he became a sought after touring and studio musician.  He has gone on to perform as a member of John Fedchock’s NY Big Band, the New York Pops, John Pizzarelli’s Swing Seven, Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra and the Westchester Jazz Orchestra.  He is also on the faculty of the New York Summer Music Festival and a regular performer on Broadway productions.


    During the course of his career he has performed with countless artists that include Tori Amos, Average White Band, Blood Sweat & Tears, David Byrne, Ron Carter, the Count Basie Orchestra, Dr. John, Faith No More, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, Isaac Hayes, Michel Legrand, Liza Minnelli, Ann Murray, Mandy Patinkin, The Manhattan Transfer, David Sanborn, Carly Simon, Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan, Barbra Streisand, Livingston Taylor, Ultra Nate, Dawn Upshaw, Luther Vandross and Stevie Wonder.


    His countless recordings include many TV and film soundtracks as well as commercial jingles.  He has also released his own CD Extended Outlook which comprises eight of his own compositions.


    Just a select few of the other numerous recordings he has worked on as a musician and/or composer include One Amazing Night by Burt Bacharach, Duke Ellington; Black Brown & Beige by the Louis Bellson All-Star Orchestra, Duets II by Tony Bennett, America, the Latin Album, Sleigh Ride and A Splash of Pops by the Boston Pops Orchestra, Swingtime by Canadian Brass, Legend by Johnny Cash, Genius Loves Company by Ray Charles, Snowfall on the Sahara by Natalie Cole, Your Songs by Harry Connick Jr., These Are Special Times by Celine Dion, HIStory: Past, Present & Future by Michael Jackson, Aida by Elton John & Tim Rice, Classikhan by Chaka Khan, Before Me by Gladys Knight, At the Movies by Dave Koz,  Songs from the Last Century by George Michael, Best of Van Morrison, Vol, 3 by Van Morrison, Magical Memories from Great Musicals by The New York Pops, Everything Must Go by Steely Dan, The Concert by Barbra Streisand, Romancing the ‘60s by Frankie Valli, Now by Dionne Warwick and Off the Hook by Jody Watley,  the soundtracks of  The Alamo, American Gangster, The Man Who Wasn’t There, Nakes Gun 2.5: The Smell of Fear, The Rookie, Shaft 2, Valiant and The War That Made America and the Original Cast Recordings of The Addams Family, Beauty and the Beast, Catch Me If You Can, Chicago, Gypsy, Little Shop of Horrors, Little Women, The Producers, Shrek the Musical and Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark and Tarzan.


    Boston Pops Orchestra recordings

    With Voices Raised (Flaherty/Ahrens)

    Conductor - Keith Lockhart

    Tenor - Jason Danieley

    RCA 63516



    1. http://www.tonykadleck.com/about.htm
    2. http://www.trumpetplayersdirectory.com/trumpetplayertonykadleck.html
    3. http://www.nysmf.org/faculty/tonykadleck.html
    4. http://www.ibdb.com/person.php?id=112678
    5. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2059442/
    6. http://www.tonykadleck.com/disc.htm
    7. http://www.allmusic.com/artist/tony-kadleck-mn0000748082/credits






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