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04/12/2018

David Monette: Coffeeshop Conversation #144 - Portland's Stradivari of the trumpet

By TOM D'ANTONI // David Monette is the maestro of trumpet-making. Why are his instruments played world-wide and built in Portland?

This is OMN Coffeeshop Conversation number one-hundred forty-four. No kidding. And there are no signs of stopping. We're back at World Cup Coffee and Tea at NW 18th and Glisan.

If you ask who makes the best trumpets in the world, a lot of folks will tell you it’s David Monette who makes his here in Portland.

Both Jazz and Classical masters world-wide own Monettes. This is not news to trumpet players.

Just this week they were putting the finishing touches on a decorated trumpet for Brazil’s Maestro Forro E Opbh and shipped a new trumpet to Avashai Cohen.

Who is this guy? What’s his secret?

Let’s meet. David Monette.

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