On the annual vacation with the extended family which usually takes place on a warm Florida Beach; however, to appease Mom we did Pigeon Forge, Tennessee this year along with all the "shows" on the main strip. Just as I figured, not one "live" horn player is to be found anywhere. I noticed one colored brochure to one of the shows did have a couple photos of Dan Foster (I think) ... former North Texas Lead Trumpet player.
The one trumpet player and one trombone player actually in the show were obviously faking to a recorded track on the "jazz" portion of the show. Very disappointing to say the least. I informed Mom that the horns are usually the first to get cut and that is what I have observed here ... no "live horns" used in any show.