Artist's BiographyMr. Meregillano has had the great fortune to study with some of the finest trumpet teachers and players of all time, which include Claude Gordon, Roy Stevens, Carmine Caruso, Harold \"Pappy\" Mitchell, and the Duke Ellington bandâ€™s great high note specialist, Cat Anderson.
Larry began his professional career while still in high school, playing in big bands in San Diego in the early 1970\'s, where he performed with many of the Big Band era\'s finest players. In 1978, at the age of 21, he was hired to play at Disneyland. A year later, Mr. Meregillano joined the gospel group Truth, which led to an opportunity to perform and tour with The Bill Gaither Trio.
In 1980, Larry returned to California and Disneyland, becoming the lead trumpet player of the Disneyland Band, where he was able to hone his skills in their wide variety of musical venues, including shows, big bands and parades. In the late 1980\'s Larry was hired in the trumpet section for the PTL Television Orchestra with Jim and Tammy Faye Baker. From there, Larry joined Princess Cruise Lines as one of that companyâ€™s Musical Directors. After several years at sea, touring the world, Mr. Meregillano moved to Orlando, Florida where he performed at several theme parks, including Walt Disney World, MGM Studios, Epcot Center, Universal Studios and Pleasure Island. Larry has also been the Musical Director on various cruise ships, including the world famous Queen Elizabeth 2 and Queen Mary 2.
Larry has performed with some of the worldâ€™s top acts, including Chris Botti, Natalie Cole, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Burt Bacharach, Rosemary Clooney, Joe Williams, Jack Jones, Dolores Hope, Celia Cruz, Frankie Avalon, Roger Williams, Pat Boone, and many more.
Mr. Meregillano has recorded with many artists including Hubert Laws, La Toya Jackson, Sandi Patti, fellow trumpeter Paul Cacia, and his guitarist brother, Gino Meregillano, Larry was a member of the original L.A. Boppers, and can be heard on the infamous â€œDisco Duck 2â€ album by Rick Dees. Larry is now a busy freelance musician in the Los Angeles area and can be heard on several television shows and movie sound tracks.
As a clinician for the Conn-Selmer Artist Centerstage program, endorsing their Bach trumpet line, Larry hopes to be able to light the same spark in aspiring musicians that he was given in his youth by the artists who inspired him. He is available for concerts and clinics and can be contacted at email@example.com .