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Ken's Bio

Ken’s Bio

Ken Larson at Conservatorio Victoria de los Ángeles in Madrid, Spain, 2018

Ken Larson at Conservatorio Victoria de los Ángeles in Madrid, Spain, 2018

Ken Larson has performed various studio work at Warners, Paramount, MGM, etc. for major motion pictures, television and radio including: "Police Academy II and V",  "Out of Justice", "Firestarter Rekindled", "Inner Space",  "Hudson Hawk",  "Ollie North Story",  "China Beach",  "Robin Hood Prince of Thieves", "Street Fighter", "101 Dalmations", "Cliffhanger", "My Blue Heaven", "Hot to Trot", "Paradise", "The Flash", "Beetlejuice".

His experiences in Pop/Jazz Orchestras include A Very Special Jazz Band, Los Angeles Pops, San Diego Pops and New American Orchestra.

Ken has had the pleasure of performing with great artists such as: The 3 Tenors, Aretha Franklin, Herb Alpert, Natalie Cole, The Moody Blues, Brian Wilson, Wayne Newton, Welsh National Choir and more.

His experiences in Theatre and Opera performances include many shows for the Los Angeles Opera, the American Ballet Theatre, Jeffrey Ballet Theatre and Rudolph Nuryev Ballet,  

Ken has performed for the LA Productions of Broadway Shows including performances in Beauty and the Beast, Big, Candide, Carousel, Miss Saigon, Peter Pan, Phantom of the Opera, Ragtime, Showboat, Swan Lake and The Last Empress.

His performances with various orchestras include the Concordia Chamber Orchestra as Principal Trumpet,  Glendale Symphony, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra,  Long Beach Symphony, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Master Chorale,  Los Angeles Opera, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra,  New West Symphony, Newport Chamber Orchestra as Principal Trumpet, Orange County Master Chorale as Principal Trumpet, Pacific Symphony, Pasadena Symphony,  Sacamento Symphony, San Diego Symphony - Asst. Principal Trumpet, San Francisco Opera - Western Touring Company,  Santa Barbara Symphony, Santa Fe Chamber Orchestra  as Principal Trumpet,

Currently Ken is the Principal Trumpet for the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra in Santa Barbara, California, Principal Trumpet for the Traverse Symphony Orchestra in Traverse City, Michigan and plays with Judy Harrison's Swing Shift band, three man horn section.

Ken is also  the Instructor of Trumpet and Brass Ensemble conductor at the prestigious Interlochen Center for the Arts in Interlochen, Michigan where he is able to share his expertise as an educator and experienced performer.