Tony Zator (Trumpet)

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A native of the Chicago area, Anthony Zator is the current principal trumpet of the Arapahoe Philharmonic.  Leaving the trumpet manufacturing business in 2007, Anthony now plays with a variety of ensembles including dance bands Soul School and Thumpin’, salsa band Conjunto Colores, latin variey bands Havana Blue and Mood Express (inducted into the Chicano Music Hall of Fame in 2014), and gospel group House of Soul, an international touring act.  Anthony also has two of his own musical groups in Denver, the Otone Brass Band which is based on New Orleans funk, and AZQ, a modern jazz quartet.  Along with performing across the state of Colorado, Anthony maintains a private studio and also teaches at Denver School of the Arts.