About Us

In 2001, renowned trumpet player, Rich Szabo, and his friend Wayne Tanabe, an instrument repair technician, set out to create a new trumpet. The result was an incredible line of brass instruments, that incorporated old world designs with cutting edge technology. This line of trumpets, some of the best ever made, caters to the preferences of professional musicians and produces beautiful sound.

Though no longer the official site for Chicago Brass trumpets, Chicago Brass Works now pays homage to everything in the realm of brass instruments! Here, you can get information on vintage and new models of trumpets, horns, and other brass instruments, find trumpet lessons, get the skinny on jazz performances in the Chicago area, and more.