Frank Grillo Trumpet

Professional session Trumpeter

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Frank Grillo Trumpet on SoundBetter

Hello! I am a versatile trumpeter with more than 25 years of experience as a session musician in symphony orchestras and jazz, salsa, merengue, pop, ska and other groups. Nominated and winner for the Latin Grammy 2020 for the Album "Homenaje a la Lupe" and nominated in 2016 for the album "El Malquerido" where I was lead trumpet

I can record the trumpet to take your song to the next level, with a beautiful sound that makes it stand out in the world of music, also, if you wish, I have a professional team of musicians: We recorded the trumpet and / or the Brass session, percussion, Drum, piano, Bass, guitar And others instruments for your song

-If you do not have the musical arrangement, we can also do the musical arrangement of the brass for you, you just have to send a midi, a track with your voice or just the musical cipher of the song.

I participated in the Latin grammy nominated album "El Malquerido" 2016 .
I participated in the Latin grammy winning album "Homenaje a la Lupe" in 2020

We specialize in Latin music, we can make a whole song with all the instruments, although we can also record in other styles (please listen to the demo)

Our brass section can also record your track in other generes: Jazz, Latin jazz, pop, rock, electronic music, rap, African Rumba, Mariachi, flokloric music, etc. We have a wide experience and trajectory in recordings worldwide.

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

49 Reviews - 12 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Sebastian Rangel
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    Frank executed amazing trumpets for my song. He gave my project so much soul and energy. He was very communicative and the turn around was pretty fast

  2. Review by Patrick Averill
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    Frank is incredible! I had him hop on a country project of mine doing some mariachi style trumpets and he knocked the whole thing out of the park on the first take! He was super quick to respond, he got the part back to me faster than I’ve ever seen anybody else do on this platform, and I really believe he is a master of his craft! I couldn’t be happier with his services and I would definitely recommend if you need some Brass on your project!

  3. Review by Pieter V.
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    Francisco is an amazing trumpet player with heart and soul. When he composes and plays it is with inspiration, heart, and creativity. He is a consummate professional and a workaholic, but most of all a great person that is easy to get along with. It is a joy to work with Francisco because he communicates regularly, keeps his word and commitment to dates, gets work done very well but also fast, and pays attention to detail. I highly recommend Francisco Grillo for your musical project!

  4. Review by Aasta F.
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    trumpet tracks sound wonderful with amazingly fast turnaround, within the day. style and energy matched exactly what i was going for. Frank was a joy to work with--would work with again in a heartbeat.

  5. Review by Cáh
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    Muy buena comunicación ,super profesional y muy paciente! Entrega rápida. No te pierdas la oportunidad de trabajar con ese músico de alto nivel. Gracias

  6. Review by Pieter V.
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    When it comes to making music the most important things things to have in a collaborator are talent, professionalism, and integrity as a human being. Francisco has all of these qualities; he is patient and when he plays the trumpet soul and spirit comes through. Soul and spirit isnt something that can be taught by the intellect and it is hard to find. Francisco can mix and master your music to have professional studio quality and he can write trumpet lines that are heartfelt and inspired.

  7. Review by Pieter V.
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    Francisco has tremendous feeling when he plays the trumpet. He connects with the spirit of the song and channels a creativity that helps to make the music excellent and attention grabbing. He has a great ear and keen understanding of music enabling him to innovate. Additionally he is an excellent audio engineer and has helped me produce high quality mixes and masters. I continually use Francisco on all my compositions. If you would like a sample of our work, check out "Peter Pypers" on youtube.

  8. Review by Steve B.
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    Fast and excellent work!

  9. Review by Kevin P.
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    Frank did another great job and provided incredible brass to my project

  10. Review by Kevin P.
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    Frank is the best! Always deliver a great sound and great communication.

  11. Review by Jalal Y.
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    It is always a joy to work with Frank. This is my third project with, and I am never disappointed.Great performance for a great value and always accommodating.

  12. Review by Yurun W.
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    Frank is wonderful to work with!! I had a piece that needed some live trumpet and trombones. I sent Midi files to him and he not only did what I asked for perfectly but also was able to provide me trumpet recordings at an octave higher than what I have written. And believe me he hit those high notes with such ease. I mix these into the music and it added a lot of excitement to the music. I loved it! I will definitely work with Frank again.

  13. Review by Jalal Y.
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    Just finished two more jobs with Frank. As always, he exceeded expectations in terms of quality and delivery time. His improvisation on one piece was excellent.

  14. Review by Daniel A.
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    Frank is truly talented! Highly recommend him. He brings spirit and fun to every project!

  15. Review by Nian T.
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    Frank provided exactly what I want for the horn section. Very friendly communication, fast delivery, and top-notch playing!

  16. Review by Marty M.
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    Frank is very professional, and always makes sure you're happy.

  17. Review by Peter Larsson
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    Frank is a talented musician with a fantastic ear and a keen eye for detail. He did fantastic work on my project, recording sax, trombone, and multiple trumpets. Frank is very adaptable and also records with other musicians, and the players he records with are also very talented! You can expect a really professional collaboration with Frank--fast responses, quality music, and a very pleasant experience. Frank has my recommendation!!

  18. Review by Christian L.
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    Frank is amazing. He understood perfectly what i was looking for. He put some magical on my song.
    He is a real pro. Top communication and he works really fast. I highly recommend Frank.

  19. Review by Kevin P.
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    Frank was great to work with! Highly recommend!

  20. Review by Shaun Lichtenstein
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    Frank nailed the style and feel of the track perfectly, and my client I am producing was extremely happy. If you need Latin brass, Frank is definitely your guy!

Interview with Frank Grillo Trumpet

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: There are several, I will mention 2: 2 discs where I recorded all the trumpets and they were nominated for the Latin Grammys. I am honored with these projects, since hundreds of miles of records are made a year in Latin America, and those records were taken into account by miles of people who liked them. On the other hand, those trumpets were recorded in just two recording sessions, and I feel very good that they have been with quality.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: Recording some trumpets for a client in Rap / Latin style

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: I don't know anyone inside soundbetter

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Each one has its function, taking into account what you want to achieve

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: That I will do everything in my power to generate good vibrations that give artistic quality to their songs.

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: Record the trumpets and generate good vibes for the client and the public

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: YES I can record your song and my answer is usually yes once we agree on the price. I try to see if you can tell me clearly what you are looking for exactly.

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: When the client does not have a clear idea of ​​what he wants and I am wrong in interpreting it

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: Que estilo está buscando, si tiene las partituras musicales o si quiere un arreglo musical, cuales instrumento requiere grabar o si quiere hacer la canción desde cero para producirlo por completo, y si es posible, que me envie una referencia de lo que está buscando

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: That you intend to generate good vibes with your music and that you have a clear idea of ​​what you are looking to create.

  21. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  22. A: I don't plan to be on a desert island

  23. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  24. A: I have more than 25 years in the world of music, I have been the main trumpeter of two symphony orchestras, I have made recordings and shows with many groups of different styles, in addition to being a recording technician with the ability to record, edit, mix and master songs and complete productions.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Multi-faceted

  27. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  28. A: With anyone who is looking to generate good vibes to offer them to the public

  29. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  30. A: Yes: You have to listen very well to the client to understand well what they are looking for, and based on this, do the job with a lot of love.

  31. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  32. A: Latin music, electronic, jazz and symphonic music, however I do music in other styles as well.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Perform any musical style

  35. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  36. A: The best vibration you can provide based on what the client is looking for for him and his audience

  37. Q: What's your typical work process?

  38. A: It depends on what the client requires: Sometimes they do not have the musical arrangement and it is the first thing I do (They give me some reference of what they are looking for). If they have them, they send me the musical scores, the track and the time in Bpm. Then I record and edit the instruments that I recorded, to deliver them in tune and at the correct time with respect to the track. In the case of mixes and masters, the client sends me the tracks in wave and a reference to a song already mixed and / or mastered of what they are looking for. It is very important that the client tell me what they are looking for, if possible, with references, unless they already know my work and I left it to my choice. I always focus on generating excellent vibrations with which the client and the audience that the music will reach can enjoy them.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I use Cubase Pro and condenser microphones. I send the audio in Wave at 48,000 24 Bits, unless the client wants a specific format.

  41. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  42. A: There are too many to write to all

  43. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  44. A: Recording of trumpets and any other musical instrument: Trombones, saxophones, violins, horns, bass, piano, Latin percussion (congas, bongo, timpani, charrasca, etc.) Editing, mixing and mastering songs, musical arrangements

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Gear Highlights
  • Nominated for the Latin Grammy in 2016 for the album "El Malquerido" by the artist Jesus "Chino" Miranda and in 2020
  • for the Latin Grammy-winning album "Homenaje a la Lupe"
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