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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 classical trumpet, lead trumpet or jazz solos, 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.

Early trumpet training in his hometown of Niagara Falls New York included studies with Sal Paonessa, Ron Mendola, and then Chuck Lirette of the Buffalo Philharmonic. Awards for All County band and Jazz Band were awarded for 6th through 12th grade, along with All State Band and Jazz Band, All Eastern Band and finally National Honors Band in his senior year. For his senior concerto concert Chris performed the Arban’s “Carnival of Venice” to a packed house and multiple standing ovations. Chris’s University training included one year at the State University of New York at Fredonia for one year under William Dederer and four years under Gil Johnson, (former Principal Trumpet of the Philadelphia Orchestra 1958-75) at the University of Miami in Florida for four years.

After completing a bachelor’s degree in Music and Music Business, Chris freelanced in Western New York in the Artpark Theater Orchestra, which allowed him the chance to play with members of the Buffalo Philharmonic, The National Ballet of Canada and the Martha Graham Dance Co. A short stint on the road with the Glenn Miller Band and over a year with The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and then Cruise ships brought him to Los Angeles in 1987 where he has been freelancing ever since.

“From Classical Trumpet to 1930’s authentic swing to screaming horn section parts, you WON’T find a more versatile Trumpeter in LA - period”.



The Greatest Showman - This is Me
We Are Boats - Contractor/Conductor
Akicita - The Battle of Standing Rock
A Greater Society - Documentary - Trumpet solos
Green Days By the River
Little Italy
Forever My Girl
Need for Speed - Trumpet-Contractor
We Were Nothing
Field of Lost Shoes - Trumpet solos
Olympus Has Fallen - solo Trumpet
Assassins Code - Trumpet solos
Ideal Home
The 6th Degree
186 Dollars to Freedom - Trumpet-Contractor
Iron Cross - Trumpet-Contractor
Balls Out-Gary the Tennis Coach
Our Family Wedding
Perfect Host
Just Deserts
The Onion Movie
The Losers
The Finder
Madly Madagascar
Midway - Documentary film - Contractor/Conductor
Don't Ask, Don't Tell - Trumpet
Teen Titans - Judas Contract
Justice League - Gotham City Breakout
Justice League vs. Teen Titans
Justice League - Gods and Monsters
Justice League - Throne of Atlantis
Justice League - Trapped in Time
Justice League - Flashpoint Paradox
DC Comics - The Reign of Superman
DC Comics - The Death of Superman - part 1
DC Comics - Batman - Gotham By Gaslight
DC Comics - Batman - Bad Blood
DC Comics - Batman vs. Robin
DC Comics - Son of Batman
DC Comics - Beware the Batman
Burlesque - Christina Aguilera, Cher - Trumpet-Contractor
Memory of Forgotten War - Trumpet-Contractor
Company of Heros - solo Trumpet
Significant Other
Old Photos
She's Funny That Way
Jesustown USA
Big Mistake
El Western
The Last Confederate-The Story of Robert Adams
There Eyes Were Dry
American Fable
Absolute Power - Clint Eastwood – pre-record music
After the Storm - Trumpet-Contractor
American Reunion
Batman Begins - Trumpet-Contractor
Bad Habits
Best in Show – Christopher Guest
Blessings – CBS TV movie
Brothers Solomon - Trumpet-Contractor
(producers Linda Perry and Salaam Remi)
Brig It On - Fight to the Finish
Boat Trip - Artisan - pre-record music
Cat’s Meow – Lions Gate
Cool World - Paramount– source music
Dog Walker – Universal
The Don’s Analyst – Paramount
Durango Kids – Disney Channel
Employee of the Month
Finding Nemo – Thomas Newman
For Your Consideration – Christopher Guest
Fortune Hunters
Four Christmas's
Full Court Miracle – Disney - Trumpet-Contractor
Heaven & Earth – Oliver Stone - Cornet soloist
Home of the Brave
The Grand
The Hammer
Infinity – Matthew Broderick
Ironman - big band source music
Jump In - Disney - Trumpet-Contractor
Lorenzo’s Oil
Luminous Journey
Major Movie Star - Jessica Simpson
Malos Habitos
Manna From Heaven
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
Moolah - big band source music
Motocrossed – Disney - Trumpet-Contractor
Mullholland Falls – Nick Nolte– Solo Cornet
Mushi King I & II – SEGA cartoon movies - Trumpet-Contractor
Naked City – Paramount
National Lampoons Gold Digger
Next Day Air
Nixon – pre-record music
Northern Lights – Diane Keaton
Over the Moon
Oceans Twelve
Proud Family - Disney Channel - Trumpet-Contractor
Randy and the Mob
Red Belt - David Mamet
Riot – Showtime - Trumpet solos
Road to Perdition – Thomas Newman
See Arnold Run – TV movie
Son of the Mask
Star Trek – First Contact – pre-record music
Still Waiting
Stonebrook - MGM
Streetfighter-Legend of Chun Li - Trumpet-Contractor
Stuart Little 3 - Call of the Wild
Teddy Bears Picnic
Thick As Thieves - Alec Baldwin
Tiara Tango
Twelve Days of Terror – TV movie
Twice Upon A Time - TV Movie
Under New Management - Trumpet-Contractor
Winchell – HBO – solo Trumpet


American Horror Story Cult - theme-Trumpet/French Horn
I Love Dick - Amazon - all episodes
FEUD - all episodes
The Good Fight
The Quad
Jessica Jones
Tangled Cartoon Series
Castle TV series
The Americans
Madame Secretary - solo Trumpet
Beware the Batman series - Cartoon
Family Tree - all episodes
Mutt and Stuff - Cartoon
All Hail King Julien - Cartoon
We Bare Bears
Twelve Monkeys
Monday Night Football theme
Making History - 1920's Trumpet solos
Mickey and the Roadster Racers - Cartoon
The Kennedys - Reelz - Theme-Solo Trumpet
HOMELAND - Showtime - Jazz Trumpet solos
Parenthood - with C Lo Green
Castle - Trumpet solos
Best Time Ever - Neil Patrick Harris
Nicky, Ricky, Dicky, Dawn - Cartoon
Sheriff Callies Wild West - Cartoon
The Adventures of Puss in Boots - Cartoon
The Americans
Friends with Better Lives
Marco Polo TV series
NHL - Winter Classic
The Playboy Club - Trumpet/horn arrnager
Magic Beyond Words - The J.K. Rowling Story
Green Lantern Cartoon series - all episodes
Bill Clinton Documentary - PBS
How To Be A Gentleman - CBS
Miles From Tomorrowland - Cartoon
All Hail King Julien - Cartoon
The Finder - Trumpet
Magic City - Starz-all episodes
The Legend of Korra - Dixieland
The Zula Patrol
Americna Experience PBS - Las Vegas
American Experience - PBS - JFK
American Idol TV show
American Valor – PBS
Americas Best Dance Crew - MTV
Brisco Co. Jr – Warner Bros
Cheech & Chong-Comedy Central
Chicago Hope - FOX
The District – theme – CBS – Trumpet-Contractor
El Tigre – Nickelodeon - Trumpet soloist
Ellen De Generes – NBC
Encore, Encore - Paramount
FOX NFL - theme
FOX NBA - theme
FOX NCAA Football - theme
FOX NCAA Basketball - theme
Gossip Girl - WB
The Guardian – theme – CBS – solo piccolo trumpet
Harpers island - CBS
Just Deserts – Hallmark TV movie
Joe Millionaire
King of Queens - Trumpet-Contractor
Latin Grammy’s 2004
Lifetime Channel Trailer
Mike Hammer
Million Dollar Listing
Monday Night Football – Jim Belsuhi - ABC
National Geographic
Pet Alien – theme – Cartoon Network
PBS – American Experience
Rod Stewart Music Video
Room For Two - ABC
Stripperella TV series
SAG Awards
Sisters – Warner Bros
Star Trek Next Generation – Paramount
Star Trek Deep Space Nine – Paramount
Star Trek Voyager – Paramount
Star Trek Enterprise – Paramount
X – Files – FOX – source music


This is Me - The Greatest Showman
Andra Day - Cheers to the Fall
Brian Burton/James Mercer-Broken Bells
Brian Burton/James Mercer-Broken Bells 2
Eric Waiwaina
Loudin Swain-Rob Benedict
Eddy Mitchell
Seu Jorge
Disneyland - Main Street music
Shoshana Bean - O'Farrell Street
Robert Davi - Davi Sings Sinatra
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
Danny Seraphine
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 - Let's Misbehave - Cole Porter
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
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


Almay, Arby’s
Ameritrade, Red Lobster
Dodge, ESPN
Disneyland, Geico
Pier One, Apple
Beringer Wine, Bounty
Chili’s, Chevy
Coke, Comcast Cable
CVS, Orkin
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
Old Navy, 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


Civilization 6
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


Los Angeles Chargers - Bugler
The Marvel Experience
Frankie Valli
Don Rickles
Johnny Mathis
Tom Jones
Blood, Sweat & Tears
Donna Summer
Four Tops
Michael Feinstein
Vampire Weekend
Rene Olstead
David Foster
Josh Groban
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
Beverly Hills & Los Angeles Pops