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Jeremy Pelt arrived in New York in 1998 after graduating from Berklee College of Music. Once he got there, it wasn't long before he started being noticed by a lot of top musicians in the city. His first professional Jazz gig was playing with the Mingus Big Band. That gig lead to many long lasting associations with many of the talent in the band, and a great opportunity for growth.

Since his arrival, he has been fortunate enough to play with many of today's and yesterday's Jazz luminaries, such as Jimmy Heath, Frank Wess, Charli Persip, Keter Betts, Frank Foster, John Hicks, Ravi Coltrane, Winard Harper, Vincent Herring, Ralph Peterson, Lonnie Plaxico, Cliff Barbaro, Nancy Wilson, Bobby Short, Bobby "Blue" Bland, The Skatalites, Cedar Walton, and many, many more. Jeremy has also been featured in a variety of different bands, including the Roy Hargrove Big Band, The Village Vanguard Orchestra, the Duke Ellington Big Band. Currently, he is member of the Lewis Nash Septet, and The Cannonball Adderley Legacy Band featuring Louis Hayes.

Pelt...maintains a consistent forward momentum.. while he transmits a modern-day sense of urgency with his songs. Pelt's major focus is on writing music for each of his three bands: "Creation"- a sextet consisting of trumpet, alto sax/bass clarinet, vibraphone, guitar, bass and drums.

"Noise"- an semi-electric band consisting of trumpet w/ effects, guitar, rhodes, bass and drums, and "The Jeremy Pelt Quartet"- which is trumpet, rhodes, bass and drums. His work earned him a huge write-up in the Wall Street Journal by legendary Jazz writer and producer Nat Hentoff. His performances have received rave reviews from publications around the world.

After a reading of Pelt's biography and discography, it's easy to see why Pelt was voted Rising Star on the Trumpet two years in a row by Downbeat Magazine and the Jazz Journalist Association.

Pelt was born in California on November 4,1976. While in elementary school, he started playing the trumpet. His primary interest was strictly classical music until he started high school when he began playing in the Jazz band. Upon completion of high scool, he headed back east to Berklee College of Music. While at Berklee, Jeremy worked diligently on Film Scoring during the day and cut his teeth playing at night.

Jeremy is currently a featured performer in the Mingus Big Band, Ralph Peterson Quintet, Lewis Nash Ensemble, Cannonball Adderley Legacy Quintet featuring Louis Hayes, Vincent Herring, and the Frank Foster Loud Minority Big Band.

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Album Review

Jeremy Pelt: Tomorrow's Another Day

Read "Tomorrow's Another Day" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Trumpeter Jeremy Pelt, a force on the jazz scene for more than two decades, simply does his own thing on Tomorrow's Another Day, the twenty-fourth album as leader of his own groups, inviting any interested listeners to come on board for the ride. Pelt's thing these days apparently includes an abundance of special effects, reverb, heavy (and at times intrusive) rhythms, leavened with occasional flashes of the remarkable improviser he can be and often is. To help ...

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Xaver Hellmeier: X-Man in New York

Read "X-Man in New York" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Drummer Xaver (X-Man) Hellmeier has been little known to date outside his native Germany and other European countries. One way to help redress that oversight is to surround oneself with some of the most well-respected and talented musicians on the New York scene, which is what Hellmeir has done on his superb debut album, X-Man in New York. When it comes to choosing sidemen, it is hard to belie the inclusion of trumpeter Jeremy Pelt, tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander, pianist ...

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Jeremy Pelt Quintet at Jazz Alley

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Jeremy Pelt Quintet Jazz Alley Seattle, WA November 7, 2023 At forty seven years of age, trumpeter/composer Jeremy Pelt came of age as a musician in the mid-1990's as a young member of the Mingus Big Band. He benefited greatly during that time and in the years that followed, from the mentorship of his elders. This tradition that has sustained the music over the course of more than one hundred years, took the human form ...

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Jean-Paul Bourelly: Black Lives - From Generation to Generation

Read "Black Lives - From Generation to Generation" reviewed by Vic Albani


Doppio CD o doppio vinile prodotto in HI-Res e con packaging di lusso dalla Jammin'colorS, agenzia per artisti jazz, world, funk, alternativi, hip-hop, electro e sperimentali nonché etichetta indipendente. Il lavoro che ha pubblicato in tanta pompa magna è un ampio collage di musica nera realizzato da 25 musicisti africani, caraibici e afroamericani guidati dalla visione creativa di Stefany Calembert (compagna del bassista jazz Reggie Washington) e produttrice estemporanea dell'etichetta belga. A tutti è stato chiesto di comporre ...

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Maci Miller: Nine

Read "Nine" reviewed by Richard J Salvucci


jny:Philadelphia-based singer Maci Miller gives her audience a variety of looks, all of them good. On first hearing, Blossom Dearie, but then, Blossom Dearie was Blossom Dearie. No one ever sounded quite like her. Then again, there is some mid 1960s Nancy Wilson, hushed, clipped, all business. On reflecting that Dearie and Wilson an odd combination do make, one just listens and stops thinking influences, other than “eclectic." Or maybe Billie Holiday, if Miller is in the mood. A Philly ...

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M. E. B.: That You Not Dare To Forget

Read "That You Not Dare To Forget" reviewed by Doug Collette


With all due respect to Lettuce's A Tribute to Miles Davis--Witches Stew (Self Produced, 2017) and the all-star ensemble dubbed Bitches Brew Revisited, M.E.B. (formerly known as Miles Electric Band) is an inordinately creative homage to Miles Davis. And given the continually experimental path The “Man With The Horn" chose to follow throughout his career, it is no doubt one of which he would approve. That You Not Dare To Forget is a slightly less than half-hour audio ...

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Jeremy Pelt: The Art of Intimacy, Vol. 2/His Muse

Read "The Art of Intimacy, Vol. 2/His Muse" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Trumpeter Jeremy Pelt's album, The Art of Intimacy, Vol. 2, is a hybrid: nearly one-half jazz quartet (quintet on one track), more than the other half quartet with strings. Strangely enough, the strings are nowhere listed on the album jacket, nor are Pelt's colleagues in his quartet. One has to read an accompanying press release from HighNote Records to learn that they are pianist Victor Gould, bassist Buster Williams and drummer Billy Hart (with guitarist Chico Pinheiro added on the ...

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World-Renowned SMOKE Jazz Club Announces November Concert Schedule Including Three Virtuosic Trumpeters: Nicholas Payton, David Weiss And Jeremy Pelt

World-Renowned SMOKE Jazz Club Announces November Concert Schedule Including Three Virtuosic Trumpeters:  Nicholas Payton, David Weiss And Jeremy Pelt

Source: AMT Public Relations

Rated the #1 Jazz Club in New York City (Secret NYC), Smoke Jazz Club presents some of today’s top trumpeters and saxophonists to the stage during November. The month begins with the return of three saxophonists: acclaimed alto Charles McPherson and his Quintet (Nov 1-5), young rising star Sarah Hanahan and her Quartet (Nov 8), and a double dose of tenor saxophone when legendary George Coleman joins fellow reedman Sean Lyons and his momentous Quintet(Nov 15). The latter part of ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Jeremy Pelt

Jazz Musician of the Day: Jeremy Pelt

Source: Michael Ricci

All About Jazz is celebrating Jeremy Pelt's birthday today!

Jeremy Pelt arrived in New York in 1998 after graduating from Berklee College of Music. Once he got there, it wasn't long before he started being noticed by a lot of top musicians in the city. His first professional Jazz gig was playing with the Mingus Big Band. That gig lead to many long lasting associations with many of the talent in the band, and a great opportunity for growth. Since ...

Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Jeremy Pelt

Jazz Musician of the Day: Jeremy Pelt

Source: Michael Ricci

All About Jazz is celebrating Jeremy Pelt's birthday today!

Jeremy Pelt arrived in New York in 1998 after graduating from Berklee College of Music. Once he got there, it wasn't long before he started being noticed by a lot of top musicians in the city. His first professional Jazz gig was playing with the Mingus Big Band. That gig lead to many long lasting associations with many of the talent in the band, and a great opportunity for growth. Since ...

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2019 Grammy Nominee Elio Villafranca & The Jass Synopators Featuring Jeremy Pelt On February 16 - Essex Junction, Vermont And February 18-20 - Dizzy's Club

2019 Grammy Nominee Elio Villafranca & The Jass Synopators Featuring Jeremy Pelt On February 16 - Essex Junction, Vermont And February 18-20 - Dizzy's Club

Source: Scott Thompson Public Relations

2019 Grammy Nominee Elio Villafranca & the Jass Synopators featuring Jeremy Pelt February 16: Essex Junction, Vermont February 18-20: Dizzy's Club NYC Elio Villafranca & The Jass Syncopatorsc presents Life Stories cRare Vermont Appearance The Double E: T Rex Theater 21 Essex Way Essex Junction, VT 05425 Featuring: Jeremy Pelt: trumpet Roxy Coss: tenor sax/soprano sax/flute James Burton: trombone Hamish Smith: acoustic bass Dion ...

Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Jeremy Pelt

Jazz Musician of the Day: Jeremy Pelt

Source: Michael Ricci

All About Jazz is celebrating Jeremy Pelt's birthday today!

Jeremy Pelt arrived in New York in 1998 after graduating from Berklee College of Music. Once he got there, it wasn\'t long before he started being noticed by a lot of top musicians in the city. His first professional Jazz gig was playing with the Mingus Big Band. That gig lead to many long lasting associations with many of the talent in the band, and a great opportunity for growth. Since ...

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Tenor Saxophonist Lawrence Clark To Celebrate The Release Of His Sophomore Album "Inner Visions" Featuring Jeremy Pelt And Duane Eubanks

Tenor Saxophonist Lawrence Clark To Celebrate The Release Of His Sophomore Album "Inner Visions" Featuring Jeremy Pelt And Duane Eubanks

Source: ARE GROUP

Tenor saxophonist Lawrence Clark will celebrate the release of his sophomore album Inner Visions on August 9, 2019, with a special concert at The LetLove Inn in Astoria, NY. His new album, offered through the European Jazz Tribes label, features trumpeters Jeremy Pelt and Duane Eubanks with David Bryant, piano and Rhodes; Darrell Green, drums; and Joris Teepe, bass. Inner Visions will be initially available on Bandcamp and select websites on August 9, 2019 and later via major distribution platforms ...

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Jeremy Pelt The Artist

Jeremy Pelt The Artist

Source: Rifftides by Doug Ramsey

For nearly two decades, Pelt has made it clear via his trumpet playing, and occasionally in interviews, that he is attuned to what other artists achieve in their work. That sensitivity extends well beyond jazz—indeed, beyond music. For this album, his primary inspiration came from the 19th century French sculptor Auguste Rodin. In notes for Pelt’s first album, Profile (2001) I observed, “Pelt’s own studiousness is audible, as are his confidence, his senses of proportion and humor, and the depth ...

Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Jeremy Pelt

Jazz Musician of the Day: Jeremy Pelt

Source: Michael Ricci

All About Jazz is celebrating Jeremy Pelt's birthday today!

Jeremy Pelt arrived in New York in 1998 after graduating from Berklee College of Music. Once he got there, it wasn\'t long before he started being noticed by a lot of top musicians in the city. His first professional Jazz gig was playing with the Mingus Big Band. That gig lead to many long lasting associations with many of the talent in the band, and a great opportunity for growth. Since ...

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WM Project releases debut From a Familiar Place featuring Jeremy Pelt, Marshall Gilkes and Rafal Sarnecki

WM Project releases debut From a Familiar Place featuring Jeremy Pelt, Marshall Gilkes and Rafal Sarnecki

Source: All About Jazz

WM Project has released their debut album From a Familiar Place on WM Records. While WM Project is a brand-new constellation, the musical masterminds behind it, pianist Andrzej Winnicki and tenor saxophonist Krzysztof Medyna, go back a long way. They have played together in the fusion group Electric Breakwater, and have furthered appreciation of Polish composer and pianist Krzysztof Komeda through their widely acclaimed Komeda Project. KP's Requiem, featuring bassist Scott Colley, drummer Nasheet Waits and trumpeter Russ Johnson, made ...

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Jazz Bakery Presents Jeremy Pelt And Peter Bernstein on December 2nd and December 3rd

Jazz Bakery Presents Jeremy Pelt And Peter Bernstein on December 2nd and December 3rd

Source: Jeff Gauthier

The Jazz Bakery presents a weekend of cutting edge jazz with trumpeter Jeremy Pelt's Make Noise Quintet on December 2nd, and guitarist Peter Bernstein's Mostly Monk Quartet on December 3rd. On Saturday December 2nd, Jeremy Pelt's Make Noise Quintet with pianist Victor Gould, bassist Richie Goods, Jonathan Barber on drums and Jacquelene Acevedo on percussion, will perform at the Musicians Institute Concert Center in Hollywood at 8PM. Saturated with the rhythms of two percussionists Pelt's Make Noise quintet has an ...

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X-Man in New York

Cellar Records
2024

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Truth to Power

HighNote Records
2024

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Tomorrow's Another Day

HighNote Records
2024

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Soul Jazz

Smoke Sessions Records
2024

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Heavy Hitters

Cellar Music Group
2023

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The Heavy Hitters

Cellar Records
2023

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Filthy McNasty

From: Soul Jazz
By Jeremy Pelt

Special Things

From: Built In System
By Jeremy Pelt

The Nearness of You

From: Nine
By Jeremy Pelt

Mercy, Mercy, Mercy feat. Jeremy Pelt

From: From a Familiar Place
By Jeremy Pelt

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