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Jon-Paul Frappier - High Brass: Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Tuba

Trumpeter, Arranger, and Composer 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 World Class 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 was a member of Charles Walker and The Dynamites from 2007-2012. He toured with Grammy winner Mike Farris from 2009-2016. 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 all 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.

Performed with: 

LIONEL RICHIE

LITTLE BIG TOWN

ARETHA FRANKLIN

THE TEMPTATIONS

THE FOUR TOPS

THE CONTOURS

CHRIS STAPLETON

MARGOT PRICE

DELBERT McCLINTON

MY MORNING JACKET

BRENDAN BENSON

SHARON JONES

GEORGE CLINTON

JORDAN SPARKS

MARK BROUSSARD

NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALL STARS

CHARLIE PEACOCK

KID ROCK

JAKOB DYLAN

DWELE

LUTHER ALLISON

WALTER WHITE

ROY HARGROVE

JEFF COFFIN

JAMES CARTER

ROY BROOKS

ELLIS MARSALIS

MARCUS BELGRAVE

KENNY COX

MICHEAL STUART

FRANKIE RUIZ JR.

THE MACHITO ORCHESTRA

JERRY GONZALEZ

DENNIS COFFEY (FUNK BROS.)

PISTOL ALLEN  (FUNK BROS.)

THE DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND

TOBY KEITH

KRIS ALLEN

LEE GREENWOOD

JIM LAUDERDALE

JOHN RICH

LUKE BRYAN 

GRETCHEN WILSON

CLAY WALKER

NATALIE GRANT

LEE BRICE

JAMES OTTO

KEELY SMITH

PETULA CLARK

BERNADETTE PETERS 

RICHARD SMALLWOOD