Without knowing any trumpeters in particular beginning with "Z", yeah a 1503 must be it, being Kanstul's "72LT clone".
So I take it the Plaza is not a straight up copy of any Kanstul? The name makes me think of the Kanstul Coliseum but the specs don't match up.
[Edited once I realized I was mixing horns]
The Plaza uses a more orchestral bell than that, and it is on a Kanstul-made mandrel. The Coliseum bell is faster taper than even the 72, this bell is less so. BAC is not building a horn with the Coliseum bell yet, though a certain person has been hassling them to do so!
For both the Z72 and the Plaza, just as Zig insisted on, leadpipes are carefully matched to the finished design at BAC, and the body of the horn is designed with next-gen modeling playing a role. Think of the Z72 as a second generation 1503 updated to today's tech (and with that @#*%%$^ BAC brace - nothing's perfect....) and the Plaza as an all-around "legit" horn.
I can understand the financial precariousness of cancelling this, but it has to be kept in mind that this is not only a conference with, perhaps limited enough of an attendance to justify its still going on, but it should be kept in mind that they have to get there. That means, for many, the use of cramped public transportation and airlines, and that puts the conference in a totally different perspective.
Remember, the conference is at the end of May. This could all blow over before then.
Barlilman2001, I am worried about you as we know you were having this concerning health issues and it has been awhile since hearing from you. Are you well! My thoughts go out to you with hope and prayer.
Thanks for that video on Pauly. I was was really saddened when I learned of his death at age 98.
It was players like Doc Severinsen and Pauly Cohen still playing trumpet into their 90s that were my inspiration to make a comeback at the age of 79 back in 2016. Even as things are getting tougher for me at 84, due to a lot of health issues and medications, those guys kept me in there and will continue to do so.
Pauly had a fantastic sound and an amazing ability to make that horn talk. As a lead trumpeter, he was one of a kind.