“I have been a fan of rolling cases my entire career. The concept of taking the weight of three trumpets and case off my shoulders is simple common sense for reducing unwanted tension in the body.
When I first saw a Gard Wheelie, I was struck by its attractive looks, and then discovered its many practicalities, such as the ability to convert the inside of the case for various trumpets, the expandable front pocket for extra mutes and music, the extra inside storage flaps, and even its own raincoat with reflective logo for safe night time travel. The Wheelie can also be used as a backpack.
Finally, I had found a case that could do everything. The Gard triple trumpet Wheelie conforms to airline carry on standards. I have been confidently hand checked it with flight attendants of smaller aircraft at the door.
I and all the musicians of Brassfire are proud to travel internationally with Gard Bags and Wheelies – our instruments mean the world to us !”
- Jens Lindemann
Jens Lindemann Trumpet Player
Jens Lindemann is hailed as one of the most celebrated soloists in his instrument’s history and was recently named “International Brass Personality of the Year” (Brass Herald). Jens has played as soloist in every major concert venue in the world: from the Philharmonics of New York, Los Angeles, London, and Berlin to Carnegie Hall, Tokyo’s Suntory Hall and even the Great Wall of China. His career has ranged from appearing internationally as an orchestral soloist, being featured at the 2010 Olympics for an audience of 3 billion people, performing at London’s ‘Last Night of the Proms’, recording with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir to playing lead trumpet with the renowned Canadian Brass and a solo Command Performance for the Queen of England. Jens has also won major awards ranging from Grammy and Juno nominations to winning the prestigious Echo Klassik in Germany as well as receiving an honorary doctorate.
Classically trained at the renowned Juilliard School in New York, Jens’ proven ability to perform as a diverse artist places him at the front of a new generation of musicians. He has performed as soloist and recording artist with stars such as Sir Angel Romero, Doc Severinsen, and Pinchas Zukerman. A prodigious talent, Jens performed as a soloist with orchestras and won accolades at numerous jazz festivals while still in his teens. A prizewinner at numerous competitions including the prestigious ARD in Munich, Jens also placed first, by unanimous juries, at both the Prague and Ellsworth Smith (Florida) International Trumpet Competitions. He has performed solos with orchestras including, the London Symphony, Philadelphia, Beijing, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Buenos Aires Chamber, Atlanta, Washington, Seattle, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Montreal, Toronto, National Arts Centre, Vancouver, Warsaw, Bogota, Ecuador, Welsh Chamber, I Musici de Montreal, St. Louis, and Mostly Mozart at Lincoln Center.
As one of the world’s most exciting trumpet soloists, Los Angeles based Lindemann is internationally endorsed by the Yamaha Corporation and performs exclusively on 24K gold plated trumpets. He is currently a Professor with High Distinction at UCLA and also director of the Banff Centre summer brass program.
“The trumpet is capable of being played with the virtuosity of a violin, the tenderness of the human voice and the stylistic flexibility of the piano. It allows me an endless range of communication with audiences.”