Nick Bianchini is a trumpet player known for his versatile style of trumpet playing. Native born to Santa Cruz, he grew up playing music at Westlake Elementary school and has never stopped since. In high school Nick played in the Santa Cruz Youth Symphony, Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band, San Francisco Jazz All-Stars and studied at the prestigious Berklee School of Music in Boston. He later went to Los Angeles to study at USC's Thornton School of Music and the Bob Cole Conseratory in Long Beach. During his time in Los Angeles he played professionally with many bands of different musical styles ranging from jazz, classical, vaudeville, to even funk, hip-hop, salsa, and reggae. After finishing school, Nick toured the US and Europe with a number of different bands playing professionally. Recently, Nick has started teaching in Santa Cruz at Branciforte Middle School and Harbor High School. He is now helping inspire the next generation of musicians just as he was once inspired!