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Rick Braun: Brass Action

Rick Braun

Trumpeter/flugelhornist, session player, producer, occasional vocalist, Rick Braun wears a lot of hats. He even sports a pork pie chapeau on the cover of his latest CD, Full Stride. His youthful energy and appearance, however, belie the many musical paths he’s traveled over the years.

After attending the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, Braun got his first break when Auracle, his promising fusion band, won a competition and was given the opportunity to work with the renowned Miles Davis producer, Teo Macero. Watching Macero work proved to be an ear-opening experience for Braun and it wasn’t long before he and Macero were collaborating as producers on the band’s second album.

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