Guest Artist, Trumpet
One of Boston’s best known free-lance trumpet players, Mr.
Paella’s illustrious career includes performing for 15 years with
the Boston Pops and Esplanade Orchestras under the direction of
the late Arthur Fiedler, as well as the Boston Symphony Orchestra
under the batons of Pierre Monteux, Charles Munch, Leonard
Bernstein and Erich Leinsdorf.
For 26 years, Mr. Paella was principal trumpet at the Boston
Colonial Theater, playing for such musicals as A Chorus Line,
Porgy and Bess, Man of La Mancha, Annie, and
many others. He has played back-up for Sammy Davis, Jr., Lena
Horne, Rosemary Clooney, Sergio Franchi, Jack Jones, and the
stars of the Lawrence Welk show under the direction of Myron
Until his retirement as Professor Emeritus, he was a full
professor at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell,
specializing in Studio Trumpet, Brass Pedagogy, Brass Ensembles,
and Studio Jazz Orchestra. He attended the Eastman School of
Music and the US Navy School of Music, and was a scholarship
student in the Berkshire Tanglewood Orchestra. He earned a
Bachelor of Music Degree from Louisiana State University and a
Master of Music from the New England Conservatory.