“I have known Mr. Rinaldi for several years as student, colleague, and dear friend.
Phil is a powerful trumpet player and has a real heart for music”
“For those who don’t know him, Phil IS a great guy and a top notch trumpeter!”
“Phil has been a joy to work with and always the consummate professional.”
Scott Wendholt, Soloist, Village Vanguard Big Band
“Phil Rinaldi is playing great, I knew him as a student at New Jersey City University years ago, and
have watched him grow and mature as a trumpet player. I look forward to many great things from Phil”
“Phil, your performance was outstanding as everyone will clearly hear in the attached video clip! There’s no mistaking a Lead Trumpet sound that sizzles! I thought you should know Joe Piscopo complimented me on how great the orchestra sounded! Your playing undoubtfully played a huge part in this performance! Thank you.”
“I’ve known Phil for about seven years now and had him playing lead with my Latin Orchestra on numerous occasions. Those of you that have played Salsa know that it is no walk in the park. Great sound & very talented. He fears no chart, great cooperative disposition and willing to learn the ethnic approach to my music. Extremely responsible and punctual. A hard worker, never complains and a beautiful human being”
“Phil Rinaldi is a POWER HOUSE trumpeter with cast iron chops!”
“Recently I had the pleasure of working with Phil. He came “ready to play” and did an outstanding job at the concert. I look forward to working with Phil in the near future.”
“One of the true marks of a consummate musician:
to walk in, sight read a difficult score… getting all the notes… but most importantly, making music.
This is Phil and more!.”
“Phil has a strong trumpet sound in all registers.
I especially like his Latin riffs”
Victor Ritchie, Freelance Trumpet Player