From humble beginnings.
Driven by irrepressible passion for music and a belief in uncompromising quality, a small music store and repair shop in Lower-Austria, Musikhaus Schagerl, grew into one of the world’s most famous and trusted instrument manufacturers.
With an exceptional range of brass and woodwind instruments used by professional musicians around the world, Schagerl has maintained the same company principles for three generations.
Attention to detail
The Schagerl difference.
Play different. Play Schagerl.
James Morrison is, by anybody’s standard, a virtuoso in the true sense of the word. Besides the trumpet, this multi-instrumentalist also plays trombone, piano, saxophone, and double bass.
At the age of six James started on piano, at seven he took up brass, at nine he formed his first band and by thirteen, he was playing professionally in nightclubs.
His international career developed just as quickly with a debut in the USA at the Monterey Jazz Festival at age sixteen.
Following this were performances at the world’s major jazz festivals, including Montreux, North Sea, Nice and the Hollywood Bowl, playing with many of the legends of jazz - Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock, Dave Brubeck, Chick Corea, George Benson, Quincy Jones, Ray Charles, B.B. King, Ray Brown and Wynton Marsalis to name a few.
James also frequents the world’s most famous jazz clubs – Birdland, The Blue Note and Village Vanguard in New York, the New Morning in Paris, the Tokyo Blue Note, and Ronnie Scott’s in London.
James has been appointed a member of The Order of Australia, has won countless awards and has been inducted into the Australian Jazz Hall of Fame.
He has received several honorary Doctorates and is an Adjunct Professor at the University of South Australia, leading his own music Academy.
James Morrison plays Schagerl trumpets on and off the stage and boasts his very own range of Schagerl trumpets for students and professional brass players.
Timothy Jude Smith better known by his stage name, Timmy Trumpet is an Australian DJ and producer. He has become known internationally for his jazz elements in the realm of global dance music. Now as a combined DJ/instrumentalist, Timmy Trumpet is ranked in the top 3 DJs in Australia (ITM Poll), performed at Ibiza’s Pacha and Miami’s WMC, and mixed both Ministry of Sound and Pacha albums. Signed to Ministry of Sound, three of his singles have reached the No. 1 spot on the ARIA Club chart. Timmy performs over 200 shows per year, including major festivals and international clubs. He is the no. 1 ranked DJ in Australia according to the 2015 inthemix DJ Awards.
"I have been playing trumpet since I was old enough to hold the thing. My father taught me, and his father, him. After 20 years playing this beautiful instrument things were getting serious. So one day I sat in the largest music store I could find and had the sales clerk bring me every trumpet they had. I tested every make and every model, not wanting to know the label or manufacturer. This is the trumpet I chose – Schagerl Modell T-2000 – and I have been playing it every day since for over a decade.
Some things have changed. Schagerl have added my signature logo, and together we custom designed a new colorway that compliments the modern stage. This is an instrument that was never meant to blend in and settle amongst its backdrop. Its superb warmth cuts, carves and chisels its mark in any arrangement just like the people who dare to play it.
This trumpet has taken me places I never could never possibly dream. And now I pass it on to you my friend. Let it take you where you dare to go and share this thing we are so blessed to call music! Peace, love and rock n roll."
– Timmy Trumpet
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Matt is a trumpet player hailing from Sydney, Australia. He studied Jazz at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music under the tutelage of one of the Southern Hemisphere’s most highly regarded performers and educators, Mr Simon Sweeney, and has since built a reputation as one of the go-to all-round trumpet players in Sydney. He enjoyed a highly active and diverse career with many of the top ensembles in town: Big Bands, Salsa Bands, Pop Acts, Brass Bands, Wind Bands, Orchestras, and of course regularly in the Broadway pits. Recently he has held the Lead Trumpet chair on shows such as Mary Poppins, West Side Story, Phantom of the Opera and more.
He now resides in Austria, holding the position of Assistant Lead Trumpet at Synchron Stage Vienna. They specialise as a Studio Recording Orchestra laying down Film, TV and Game scores for clients such as Disney, 20th Century Fox, EA Games and many more global industry leaders.
Matt currently has two albums releases, both projects born from the 2020 covid lockdowns. “Sydney Trumpet Quintet: Volume One” and “Blackford and Collins: New Australian Music for Brass”, a multi-tracked album with celebrated Australian Euphonium Virtuoso, James Blackford.
Schagerl Model “1961”
“Indiana Jones once went on a crusade for the Holy Grail. It’s a shame he never thought to look in Melk, because he would have found it straight away, and with far less trouble! The 1961 is in fact that Holy Grail I’ve been searching for.
A fantastically rich core. Excellent flexibility. Brilliant response, perfect tuning, and can be wielded to produce any of the colours that we are required to give at the drop of a hat in the Studio. The 1961 is a sheer joy to play. I’ve always wanted to have one horn that I can use to fit the entire range of tonal qualities that my career requires, and to say I’m impressed with what Schagerl have designed would be a gross understatement. It is indeed, super!”
- Matthew Collins
Australian Recording Artist, Synchron Stage Vienna