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William Barrett

Trumpet and Flugel Horn

A seasoned and accomplished trumpet and flugel horn player, Bill Barrett has enjoyed playing with a variety of musical groups and performers. Some of the groups he has played for include the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Harry James Orchestra, Bill Tole Big Band, Gary Tole and the Legends of Swing, Dean Mora and his Modern Rhythmists, Ralph Carmichael Big Band, Ollie Mitchell¹s Sunday Band, Billy Vaughn Orchestra, Tex Beneke and the Sounds of Glenn Miller, and Roger James Big Band for Holland America Cruise Line.

In the past, Bill also worked performing with Steve Allen, Milton Berle, George Burns, Jerry Lewis, Pete Barbutti, Buddy Greco, Merv Griffin, Redd Fox, Shari Lewis, Debbie Reynolds, Joey Heatherton, Rich Little, Ben Vereen, Joe Williams, Mel Torme, Smothers Brothers, Patty Andrews, Ray Charles, Rosemary Clooney, Rita Moreno, Frankie Valley, Burbank Symphony, Carson Symphony, Santa Barbara Symphony, Conejo Symphony, and Symphony in the Dessert ( Palm Springs).

Bill's recording credits include playing for Barry Manilow "Singin with the Big Bands," Glenn Miller "Direct to Disc," Glenn Miller "Glenn Miller Sound Lives Forever," Paula Kelly Jr. and the Modernaires with Tex Beneke, and Poco "Cowboys and Englishmen."

Bill has also enjoyed playing over 40 Broadway shows, many of them with Stan Hernacki, who also plays trumpet and flugel horn with Off The Record.

For the last 14 years, Bill has performed with the Crystal Cathedral Orchestra (Hour of Power). In addition to playing with Off The Record, he also currently plays in Randy Aldcroft's brass quintet as well as The Satton Brass Quartet.