Gary Cordell plays 2 trumpets from Del Quadro Custom Trumpets – THE Grande Campana Prototype and a Grande Campana with a brass bell.

What Gary Says About Del Quadro Trumpets – 

Mike Del Quadro is the finest craftsman of brass instruments that you will find anywhere. He listens to what musicians want and need in their horn. Every Del Quadro instrument is designed to fulfill every demand and situation a musician experiences. Every instrument built by Mike has a level of outstanding craftsmanship and consistency not found in other instrument builders., In my opinion, these are the finest instruments made anywhere in the world today. These horns have a depth to their core sound and are the most consistent horns, top to bottom, that I have ever owned. Each instrument has every component tested and matched – lead pipe, bell, bracing – all are given very personal and meticulous attention before it leaves the shop. These instruments are suited for any performing situation or any genre –  commercial, classical, jazz – these instruments can do it all. Quality, consistency, sound, ease of playing, and 100% American-made. Del Quadro trumpets are the ultimate in custom horns. 

Gary Cordell

Born in Birmingham, Alabama, JOI co-founder Gary Cordell has been on the Las Vegas music scene for over 38 years. Arriving in Las Vegas in 1985, he started his education at Wallace State College in Hanceville, AL, studying with Robert Bean, and continued his education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. While at UNLV, he studied trumpet with Walter Blanton and Tom Gause. He is a former member of The Nevada Symphony, The Nevada Chamber Orchestra, The Nevada Opera Theater, The New World Brass Quintet, and the Las Vegas Brass Quintet. He is a founding member of the popular Las Vegas-based salsa bands Tropical Splash and Latin Breeze.  In 2017, he was selected as the principal trumpet player for the First National Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies for a fifteen-month North American tour.

He has been a member of many of the Las Vegas Strip Orchestras including the Golden Nugget Orchestra, Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers, Sinatra – Dance With Me, Spamalot, Legends in Concert, and many others. He has performed with many top headliners including Billy Joel, Elton John, Lady Gaga, Seth MacFarland, Barbara Streisand, Sarah MacLachlan, Sheryl Crow, Heart, Josh Groban, Tears for Fears, Metallica, Scorpions, Lynyrd Skynyrd, David Foster, Natalie Cole, Johnny Mathis, Andrea Bocelli, Gloria Estefan, Robin Thicke, Seal, Chaka Khan, Graham Nash, The Turtles, Kenny Rogers, Gladys Knight, Diana Ross, Frankie Valli, The Four Tops, The Temptations, The O’Jays, and many others.

Gary has taught trumpet as adjunct faculty at University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the College of Southern Nevada as well as having his own private teaching studio in Las Vegas. He is a c0-founder of Jazz Outreach Initiative, co-founder of T.A.P.P.S. (Trumpeters Allied to Perform Patriotic Services), and is the founder and music supervisor for the Music Is Love Concert Series at Opportunity Village in Las Vegas. He has served on the Musician’s Union Local 369 Board as a Trustee, Symphonic Representative, and Vice President.

Gary, along with his wife professional violinist Lauren Cordell, is the owner of Boulevard Music Entertainment, a full service music contracting company that books musicians for events in Las Vegas and offers music arranging, orchestration, copying, editing, and librarian services. In this capacity Gary has served as Musical Production for Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers, Twyla Tharp’s Sinatra-Dance With Me (Las Vegas), David Foster and Friends, Sinatra 100: An All-Star Grammy Concert, Andre Agassi Foundation Fundraiser, The Calgary Stampede, Michael Buble Christmas Specials, Jan Arden Christmas Special, The Pan Arab Games, Anne of Green Gables National Tour and many others. Gary currently serves as the Vice President for Education and Programming for Jazz Outreach Initiative. He is a proud endorser of Del Quadro trumpets, believing them to be the finest instruments in the world.