TBJ78: Chip Crotts on playing trumpet with Ray Charles, prosthetic robot arms for musicians and his comeback from Bells Palsy
Chip Crotts has played trumpet with an incredible array of stars, from Natalie Cole to Maynard Ferguson and has been involved with building an innovative program from the ground up at Georgia Tech.
In this episode, we cover:
- The integration of music and technology at Georgia Tech
- Building the undergraduate degree from the ground up
- The development of a prosthetic robotic hand and arm to allow folks to play piano of drums
- Playing with Ray Charles and Maynard Ferguson (and an amazing array of other artists)
- “You never know when your shot’s gonna come, so you have to be ready”
- Natalie Cole, the Tuscaloosa Horns (T-Horns)
- Lance’s water pipes freezing and bursting mid-show, FUN!
- Working with Santa Clara Vanguard
- Dealing with Bells Palsy which paralyzed the left side of his face, and his documentation of the recovery process on video at his Facebook page
- Yamaha artist page
- Georgia Tech bio page
- Tuscaloosa Horns
- Santa Clara Vanguard
- Chip's Facebook page
- TBJ52: Billy Bargetzi
- Prosthetic arm vid
Want to help the show? Here are some ways:
- Help others find the show by leaving a rating and review on iTunes.
- Show us some love on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
- Help us pay the bills (and get regular bonus episodes!) by becoming a Patreon patron.
- Show some love to our sponsors: The brass program at The Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University and Parker Mouthpieces (including the Andrew Hitz and Lance LaDuke models.)
- Tell your friends!
Expertly produced by Will Houchin with love, care, and enthusiasm.