Jazz trumpet player, educator, composer and arranger.
Bob Montgomery is an internationally recognized performing artist
who has appeared throughout Europe, Australia, Canada, China,
Mexico, Japan, Great Britain and the United States. He has
performed in back-up orchestras for such artists as Sammy Davis Jr.,
Diana Ross, Tony Bennett, Quincy Jones, Nancy Wilson, and many
more. Bob toured Europe with Clark Terry's "Big Bad Band", served
as artist-in-residence in Adelaide, South Australia, appeared as
featured soloist with the Albuquerque Jazz Orchestra for the
International Trumpet Guild, and appeared at Town Hall in New York
City with Clark Terry for the New York JVC Jazz Festival's tribute to
Bob's reputation as an educator has earned him many awards,
including "Teacher of the Year", "Jazz Educator and Performer of the
Year", and "Colorado Jazz Educator Of The Year". In 2004 Bob was
awarded the Bethany College Alumni of Merit Award for
distinguished service in the Arts and in 2007 was inducted into the
Garden City, KS (his home town) Hall of Fame. In 2012 the Five Points
Jazz Festival honored Bob for lifetime contributions to the
development and appreciation of Jazz. In 2019 The Telluride Jazz Festival honored Bob
for 25 years of the Telluride Jazz All Stars Jazz education program. Bob has served both
Kansas and Colorado as State IAJE President, and has directed All-State
Jazz Ensembles in Colorado, Kansas, Arizona, Iowa, and Oklahoma.
Bob was founder and director of Clark Terry's All American Jazz
Camp and Rich Matteson's Mile High Jazz Camp. He is Executive
Director of Colorado Jazz Workshops, Inc., board member of the
"Colorado Gift of Jazz", advisory board member of the Telluride Jazz
Celebration, and a member of the board of trustees for the International Foundation for
Jazz. Bob is an international artist/clinician for the P.Mauriat Musical Instrument
Company and plays the 700 and 700R trumpets. To listen to recent recordings please
visit Bob�s web site at bobmontgomery.net.
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