Louis Fasman teaches trumpet in the Valley Christian Conservatory private studios.
Mr. Fasman grew up in Redwood City, California. He studied the trumpet with Charlie Bubb and Herb Patnoe prior to attending De Anza College in Cupertino and Cal State Univ. L. A.
During his twelve year tenure in the Los Angeles area, he toured The U.S., Canada, Europe, the Far East, and the Caribbean as lead trumpeter with The Al Hirt Big Band, Circus Vargas, The Maynard Ferguson Orchestra, Bill Watrous’ Jazz Refuge West, and singer/composer Paul Anka. After returning to the Bay Area in 1991, Mr. Fasman has continued his performing career as a studio musician, recording on motion picture soundtracks, such as “Soapdish," “Spy Kids”; the TV shows “Fame” and the VH-1 Honors with Steve Winwood, Stevie Wonder, James Taylor, and Cheryl Crow. He is currently performing and recording with The Pete Escovedo Latin Jazz Orchestra, Huey Lewis and the News, The E Family Band featuring Sheila E, The Narada Michael Walden Band, Dick Bright’s SRO, and Wayne Wallace’s Rhythm and Rhyme. He also leads a big band called “Fasmania,” along with his wife, drummer/percussionist Kelly Fasman.
Mr. Fasman teaches trumpet for Ingram & Brauns Musik Shoppe, The House of Woodwinds in San Ramon, and at home in Pleasanton, as well as section coaching, master classes, and clinician/ guest artist appearances for various schools and jazz festivals.