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Scotty Barnhart

Scotty Barnhart, is an internationally acclaimed Jazz trumpeter, Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies at Florida State University, composer, arranger and author in his eighteenth year as a featured soloist with the Count Basie Orchestra. A two-time Grammy Award winner with the Basie Orchestra, he also appears on three critically acclaimed recordings by pianist Marcus Roberts. Acknowledged as an authority on the history of Jazz trumpet, he gave a keynote lecture/demonstration at the 2003 International Trumpet Guild Conference and continues to give lectures and seminars at universities in South America, Japan, China, Europe, South Africa and all across the United States. Scotty's performance and lecture at this year's Atlanta Trumpet Festival was one of the highlights to an audience of over 200 trumpeters. Invited as guest soloiost with US Air Force Band at the festival for 'April In Paris'.

Hal Leonard published his groundbreaking book, The World of Jazz Trumpet — A Comprehensive History and Practical Philosophy worldwide in December 2005 to rave reviews. It is the first of its kind in Jazz Education. Available at www.amazon.com, Borders and all good book stores.

A graduate of Florida A&M University, Professor Barnhart has also performed and recorded with Frank Sinatra, Wynton Marsalis, Tony Bennett, Clark Terry, Tito Puente, Freddie Hubbard, Diana Krall, Ray Charles, and many other legendary musicians. He is profiled in the book Trumpet Kings, which places him with the most important Jazz trumpeters in history, from Louis Armstrong to Miles Davis and others.




"Scotty Barnhart's soulful work combines a mastery of tradition with vibrant originality. I love it!" Bill Cosby

“Leading a well-oiled sextet (Monterey JF) here, he proved himself to be a performer of rare range and ability." David Becker - Bay Area Examiner

"…this such a good recording...well thought out and superbly executed." Stanley Crouch

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Associate Professor of Jazz Trumpet at Florida State University


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