Jon-Paul Frappier has performed and recorded professionally for over 25 years with top music industry artists like Aretha Franklin, Lionel Richie, Kirk Franklin, and The Temptations. A Detroit native, he has a versatile and eclectic background. His 2012 solo release “Funkybrass” as well as the 2010
“A Brass Christmas at The National Shrine” recordings display his range and versatility as a Trumpet Player, Arranger, Composer, and Producer. His compositions and arrangements have been featured in 2016 on Fox’s Rosewood, and Grey’s Anatomy.
Jon-Paul has played, arranged and/or contracted for thousands of live shows and over 500 recordings. He toured with Grammy winner Mike Farris from 2009-2016. He was a member of Charles Walker and The Dynamites from 2007-2012. He has performed at The Hollywood Bowl, The Staples Center, The Montreal Jazz Festival, Austin City Limits Festival, SXSW, The Ryman, The Grand Ole Opry, and on 10 International Tours. J.P. has recorded with Producers like Kevin Kadish, Mark Bright, Brent Maher, Kevin Killen, Denny Diante, Ronnie King, Tommy Sims, and Keith Thomas. Jon-Paul has recorded at most of the major Nashville studios including; Ocean Way, Blackbird, Warner Brothers, RCA studio A, and House of Blues just to name a few. His string and horn arrangements appear on Grammy nominated recordings and the Juno award winning 2012 Platinum Recording “Fire It Up” by Canadian superstar Johnny Reid. Jon-Paul was a board member and arranger with The Chatterbird Chamber Ensemble in Nashville for 2014-2016. Jon-Paul is now Principal Trumpet and Arranger of The Denver Pops Orchestra. Click the contact link for horn tracks, horn and string arrangements, clinics, and booking.
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