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Brian Lynch GRAMMY© AWARD WINNER; 4 GRAMMY NOMINATIONS; 2017 TRUMPETER OF THE YEAR, RECORD OF THE YEAR (Jazz Journalists Association)

“This is a new millennium, and a lot of music has gone down,” Brian Lynch said several years ago. “I think that to be a jazz musician now means drawing on a wider variety of things than 30 or 40 years ago. Not just to play a little bit of this or a little bit of that, but to blend everything together into something that has integrity and sounds good. Not to sound like a pastiche or abruptly shifting styles; but like someone with a lot of range and understanding.”

Grammy© Award Winning trumpeter Brian Lynch brings to his music an unparalleled depth and breadth of experience. A honored graduate of two of the jazz world’s most distinguished academies, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers and the Horace Silver Quintet, he received wide acclaim during his long tenures with Latin Jazz legend Eddie Palmieri and straight ahead master Phil Woods. He has been a valued collaborator with jazz artists such as Benny Golson, Toshiko Akiyoshi, and Charles McPherson; Latin music icons as diverse as Hector LaVoe and Lila Downs; and pop luminaries such as Prince. As a bandleader and recording artist he has released over 20 critically acclaimed CDs featuring his distinctive composing and arranging, and has toured the world at the helm of various ensembles reflecting the wide sweep of his music.

Voted Trumpeter Of The Year and recipient of the Record Of The Year Award by the Jazz Journalists Association in 2017, Lynch’s talents have been also recognized by top placing in the Downbeat Critics and Readers Polls (#3 Trumpet Critics Poll); as well as feature stories and highly rated reviews for his work in the New York Times, Jazz Times, and Downbeat. He has received multiple Grammy Award nominations - the latest in 2016 for his Madera Latino project- and garnered a Grammy win in 2006 for Best Latin Jazz Album. He is also the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Chamber Music America, and Meet The Composer.

Professor of Jazz and Studio Music at the Frost School Of Music, University of Miami, Lynch has has conducted clinics, workshops, and residencies the world over, including at the Stanford Jazz Workshop, Harvard University, Dartmouth University, Michigan State University, Senzoku University (Japan), Yamaha Artist Services Taipei and Moscow, and the Rotterdam Codarts University. He is Artist In Residence for the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music’s Jazz Institute (2010-present) and Artistic Director of Ensamble Tonica, Guadalajara, Mexico. Before joining the faculty at the Frost School, Professor Lynch was on the faculty of New York University from 2003 to 2011. He has also taught at the Prinz Claus Conservatorium (Netherlands) as Visiting Professor (2002-07), Long Island University, and The New School.

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“You can lose yourself in the pure energy of his playing, but at any moment you can switch your attention to the logic and craftsmanship of his music and find multiple rewards.” NEIL TESSER, Jazziz

“Lynch demonstrates that a dedicated, knowledgeable jazzman can play a diversity of styles with telling authenticity, and make the renditions extremely appealing to both musician and neophyte...Lynch is simply first-rate.” ZAN STEWART, Downbeat

“When you’re as dynamic and flexible a trumpeter as Lynch, everyone wants you.” THE NEW YORKER

“ ... a knife-blade articulation on his horn... his command of rhythm, sharpened by a long apprenticeship with Mr. Palmieri, lent impressive authority to his playing...” NATE CHINEN, The New York Times

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Primary Instrument

Trumpet

Location

New York City

Willing to teach

Advanced only

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Album Discography

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Songbook Vol. 1: Bus...

Hollistic MusicWorks
2021

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Plena

Truth Revolution Records
2021

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Onward & Upward

Onyx Music Label
2020

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Cheap Thrills: The...

Summit Records
2020

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The Omni-American...

Hollistic MusicWorks
2019

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Live in Miami @ the...

JMood Records
2018

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