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Ian Carey dressed in black and playing trumpet
Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Jazz trumpet instructor Ian Carey was interviewed for the article "Contrast Can be Just as Effective as Synchronicity" in the International Trumpet Guild.Read the full story >

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