Paxman 95.3 triple horn

In 1978, Paxman built the first of a new model which was to be designated the model 100. It was a compensating triple horn in F/Bb/Bb soprano, with various options including a stopping valve on the Bb horn and an ascending 3rd valve. Over the following eighteen years, a total of 34 of these instruments were built for players including Baumann, Clevinger and McWilliam.

In 2016, we had a request from a customer in the US for the same combination triple horn (F/Bb/Bb soprano), but as a full triple, rather than the compensating triple model 100. After much deliberation and thought about what was and wasn’t possible with our current valve sections, we agreed with one of our US dealers, Wichita Band Instrument Co, that we would build and supply them with a new model designated the model 95.3. This horn features a compact, triple bore valve section and this particular horn has a large bore nickel silver bell. Below are two photos of the horn as it developed on the workbench of John Turner and above shows its finished state before being shipped off to the US.

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More photos of the completed 95.3 below. On the left being held by Tim Jones and below that John Turner and Steve Flower.

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Paxman 95.3 triple horn

Paxman customer in Brazil

Revaildo Vasconselos collecting his Paxman Academy from Lukas Martinez in the showroom of SPALLA - MÚSICA & A.V. PRO

Frankfurt Musikmesse 2017

Photo above shows Paxman Sales Manager Steve Flower and Paxman Director John Rogers with Lukas Martinez from SPALLA - MÚSICA & A.V. PRO at the Frankfurt Musikmesse recently.

TMEA 2017

Photos above and below from the TMEA 2017 show in San Antonio, Texas. There was a lot of interest around the Paxman/Houghton Horns stand.

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TMEA 2017

NAMM 2017

Photos above and below from the NAMM 2017 show in (rainy!) California. Two cool customers below trying out the new prototype Paxman model 27.

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NAMM 2017

Chicago 2016
Chicago 2016

Two pictures above and two below from Chicago. A hubub around the Paxman stand and an indication of the freezing temperatures outside the exhibition hall.

Chicago 2016
Chicago 2016

China 2016

Photos above and below from the Shanghai exhibition centre where there was a good turnout of both trade and public despite some bad weather during the show.

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BHS 2016

Photos above and below from the 2016 BHS. Horns being tried at the Paxman tables and Chris Larkin conducting the ‘All Star’ players in the final concert.

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Jim Rattigan with a Paxman 33

Photo above shows Jim Rattigan, who has played a Paxman model 33 for many years. His work is innovative and ranges from trios to much larger ensemble. Paxman helped to sponsor Jim's 2016/17 Pavillion Tour, which was also crowdfunded.

Sam Jacobs

Photo above shows Sam Jacobs picking up his new Model 23 with a compact valve section from the London showroom. Sam is leaving the RPO to play principle horn with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.

IHS 2016

Photos above and below from the IHS. Below right is Lauren Hunt with her new model 20 which she bought during the symposium.

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Chicago Peak Performance Workshop 2016

Photos above and below from the Peak Performance Workshop at Northwest University in Evanston, Illinois, June 10-12.

Chicago Peak Performance Workshop 2016

Brazil Competition Winner

Following the successful event in Brazil recently, the photo above shows Nelson Morandi with his teacher Silas de Olivera collecting his Paxman Academy horn from Lukas and Jesse Martinez from Brazil’s Paxman dealer,

Brazil Masterclass 2016

Photos above and below from a recent masterclass arranged in Brazil by Paxman dealer Musica Mais/Spalla Instrumentos Musicais featuring Guglielmo Pellarin, Loris Antiga and Sabino Allegrini along with Philip Doyle translating.

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Taiwan 2016

Some photos above and below from a recent concert arranged in Taiwan by Paxman dealer Shawn Peng. Billed as 'UK Sound-Paxman Quartet Concert', the event featured music by UK composers from Purcell to Lloyd Weber and was very well received by all who attended.

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