TBJ92: Jason Ayoub
TBJ92: Jason Ayoub, Principal Horn in The US Navy Band on Dallas Brass, playing with Charlie Vernon and meeting a moose
Chief Musician Jason Ayoub is the Principal Horn in the Navy Band and teaches at Towson University.
Chief Musician Jason Ayoub, a native of El Paso, Texas, joined the Navy Band in 2006. He received his Bachelor of Music from the University of North Texas (UNT), where he studied with William Scharnberg. During his final year at UNT, he joined the nationally acclaimed Dallas Brass. For four years he toured extensively with the ensemble throughout the United States and gave more than 300 performances and master classes. He has been a featured clinician and soloist at The Midwest Clinic as well as numerous Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) regional and national conferences.
Ayoub served as third horn with the Waco Symphony from 2001-2003 and third horn with the Delaware Symphony from 2003-2007 and has performed regularly with the Kennett and Baltimore Symphonies. He has also been a guest soloist with the Jackson, Scranton, Louisville and Utah Symphonies. He is featured as the solo horn on Ståle Kleiberg's "Requiem for the Victims of Nazi Persecution", recorded at Washington National Cathedral.
In this fun and lively episode, we cover:
How 19 years have passed since Andy, I mean Andrew was in Dallas Brass with Jason
Navy Band bus seating
Joining the Navy Band in 2006
The joys of basic training
Studied at North Texas
Traveling and playing gigs
"I learned a lot from you, even."
New Albany Tennessee
Best Dallas Brass gigs over the years
Hot springs in Alaska
Meeting a moose
Playing with Charlie Vernon
Navy Band audition process
Brass player name-dropping
American Band College
Trying to learn drum kit
A typical day in the Navy Band
Touring with the Navy Band
Teaching at Towson State University
How he spends his crazy long commute
Playing with Tage Larsen
Jason's wife with the typical bassoon, ukulele, accordion doubling
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