About Phares . . . Phares began playing trumpet at the age of nine, and it was love from the beginning. He has been a professional musician for over forty years. He has performed with Natalie Cole, Jim Nabors, Bob Hope, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, Mel Torme, Crystal Gayle, Joel Grey, Roberta Flack, and many more. His orchestra performed for many of the more prestigious events in the southwest including the Texas Governor's Inaugural Ball for George Bush. His audience has ranged from people who attend "Concerts in the Park" to Presidents of the United States. Phares can perform from duo to big band with strings. Rest assured that when you hire him, you get the best in professionalism and entertainment.