Stephen O'Connell (composer and saxophone player) is one of the most highly regarded and sought after saxophone players in Australia. Stephen has a broad background and training in classical music traditions and has specialized in the fields of jazz, blues, funk, rock and pop with extensive recording and live experience. He has toured, played and recorded with many well-known artists including Dorian Mode, Bob Henderson, Simon Tedeschi, Kevin Hunt, Ross Wilson, Phil Manning (Chain), Eugene Hideaway Bridges, Steve Arvey, Kamahl, Rolf Harris, Four Kinsmen and JW Jones.
Listen to Stephen O'Connell's latest recording on Temby Saxello "Flying Fish"
"A few years back I was asked to book some special guests for the late night Jazz I ran at The Melbourne International Brass Festival. I immediately thought of the man who inspired me so much through my career. That man was Bob Venier. His sound and musicality on the trumpet gave me real direction and continue to inspire me to this day. On the gig, Bobby told me his newly acquired Temby trumpet was the best horn he had played.
Bob Venier now plays his own Temby Vintage Custom "BV" model trumpet with Marcinkiewicz 3/3c concert hall mouthpiece. Recognised as one of Australia's leading trumpet players, Bob has been in constant demand as both a studio session musician and a jazz soloist for the last three decades.
Award-winning composer & arranger, Eric Bolvin is one of the industry’s busiest working trumpeters and exceptionally well known and respected as a teacher, composer and publisher of brass-related methods, now plays a Temby Vintage model Trumpet (Bob Venier model).
"Your Temby Trumpet is FABULOUS!!!! I love my sound when I play the shows. I have played many good horns, but my TEMBY TRUMPET is the greatest and most responsive trumpet I have played...EVER!!!! My sound is FAT and I can soar to the highest notes with ease and a nice full sound!"