Fearless Performance by Jeff Nelsen

Preferred Gear

Jeff Nelsen performs exclusively on his 180KA-JN Dieter Otto horn.

"This horn finally feels like home!" – Jeff

For 40 years, the Dieter Otto name has established itself among discerning horn players around the globe. Defined by excellent craftsmanship and attention to detail, Dieter Otto instruments are made with the highest quality of hand work. The manufacturing of Dieter Otto Horns is dependant on a very close relationship with it’s clients, as each musician has specific ideas for their instrument. Dieter Otto Horns, through it's master craftsman Mr. Ecker, will provide you with the opportunity to customize an instrument to your every wish, which provides great flexibility and opportunity for musical innovation. Dieter Otto horns are hand-crafted to meet or exceed the highest standards held by contemporary musicians worldwide.

Siegfried's Call is the official importer and distributor of Dieter Otto Horns in the USA


Horn Call full-page ad courtesy of Siegfried's Call, 2012
Branding & Design: David Yarema, Photo: Kevin Steele


My Kit

Essential Must Haves

Practice Inspiration

Have a great routine, and do it daily.

"Give me 6 hours to cut down a tree, I'll spend 4 hours sharpening the saw." – Lincoln 

When doing your routine, think first about 'why' you're about to do this or that, then 'how'…then decide 'what' notes you''ll play to learn about why and how.

"Most people don't aim too high and miss, they aim too low and hit." 

Perform to tell a story (Purpose), do so with great sounds (Product), and do so through efficient simple techniques (Process).

"Good enough is the enemy of great." 


Siegfried's Call is a family-operated horn outfitter based in New York committed to helping horn musicians obtain the finest sound from hand-crafted, high-performance brass instruments exclusively from independent, qualified makers in Germany since 2006.

Close the gap between your talent and your performance.

Choosing or customising the right horn for you requires experience and an intimate understanding of how horns produce sound. We enjoy meeting people who share our love for horns coupled with a genuine passion for musical excellence. For a free consultation please call us at: 845.765.2275 or by email: info@SiegfriedsCall.com