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Michael Rey is a professional trumpet player residing in Austin, Texas. In a city known for its live music, he has carved an impressive path for himself, in performance, instruction, adjudication and studio work.


A founding member of the acclaimed Austin-based horn trio, The Fresh 2 Def Horns, Michael has busied his performance schedule with groups of many varying genres. From the Grammy-award winning Grupo Fantasma to Grammy-awarding winning singer/songwriter Rick Trevino, Michael demonstrates his versatility on a regular basis. In between performances, Michael is a successful recording artist. He can be heard on the entire discography of esteemed Austin group The Nightowls; many tunes feature horn lines on which he collaborated creatively as well.

For almost 15 years, Michael has been a private trumpet instructor, and has coached students who have excelled in district, regional and state-wide competitions. Many of his mentees have achieved the highest accolades during solo and ensemble performances. Michael helps students hone the skills necessary to enter confidently into their respective universities as aspiring music students. He has had the honor of being an adjudicator and guest artist at Jazz festivals on an annual basis.


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