Content by tag "Trumpet"

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Jeff Lofton

Jazz trumpeter and composer Jeff Lofton is a Grammy member and two time SXSW Austin Music Awards winner. Jeff has performed at One World Theater, Stateside at the Paramount, and the Long Center for the Performing Arts since his arrival on the Austin music scene in 2007. His creativity, musical integrity and talent has been well-received in both his 1950's Miles Davis tribute as well as his original material. In 2009 the City of Austin proclaimed Jan 15th “Jeff Lofton Day.” He has performed at jazz venues such as Snug Harbor in New Orleans, and The Iridium, in NY, as well as regional central Texas performance venues

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Thomas Steffen

A journey into sound - that is the idea of Thomas Steffen. Beside the music market Thomas is moving forward to collect ideas and sounds into a new kind of avantgarde jazz. Just driven by the fun to create and combine sounds and moods. Putting together all the experiences of learning and listening for that trip that will never lead to an end. Independend musician means to be free in any kind.

Ctraltu – main project from Thomas Steffen (Germany),

born 1965,

drummer since the age of 13, (Teacher Michael Rolles, Franz Dumkius, Wolfgang Ekholt)

Masterclasses with Nippi Noya and Mustapha Tettey Addy

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Ellen Kirkwood

Ellen Kirkwood is a trumpeter, composer, bandleader and educator from Marrickville, Sydney. She studied Jazz at the Sydney Conservatorium under many Australian Jazz greats including Mike Nock, Warwick Alder, Judy Bailey, Matt McMahon and Dale Barlow. In 2012 she won the Jann Rutherford Memorial Award for young women in Jazz. She was a finalist in the 2017 Freedman Jazz Fellowships and her 1 hour suite [A]part was a finalist for Jazz Work of the Year in the 2018 APRA Art Music Awards. In 2016 Ellen received a grant from the Australia Council for the Arts for a composition mentorship with stellar composer/pianist Barney McAll, during which she penned [A]part - a groundbreaking 1 hour suite for 16 piece Sirens Big Band plus featured soloists Andrea Keller, Sandy Evans and Gian Slater

Gilbert Castellanos

Gilbert Castellanos, renowned musician, composer, curator, educator and arranger based in San Diego, is one of the hottest jazz trumpeters in the United States today.  Adept in straight-ahead, as well as Latin and Afro Cuban jazz, Castellanos has become a leading figure of the vibrant, diverse and flourishing jazz scene in America’s Finest City. An established scene-maker on the West Coast, Castellanos is the Artistic Curator of both of the San Diego Symphony's highly successful jazz series - Jazz at The Jacobs and Bayside Summer Nights - which have featured some of today's brightest stars including ‪Gregory Porter‬, Chick Corea, ‪Chucho Valdes‬, ‪Dianne Reeves‬, ‪Cecile McLorin Salvant‬, John Faddis and more.  Castellanos’ talents are also renowned in the dance community

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Jean-Paul Estiévenart

Jean-Paul Estiévenart (1985) started playing the trumpet in the fanfare of his hometown village, in the Belgian countryside, following his grandfather's path. He then kept on studying this complex instrument at the Academy of Saint-Ghislain for ten years where he got to know jazz music and instantly became passionate about it. ​ He moved to Brussels in 2004 and quickly became a key figure of Belgian jazz. He started playing around at a frantic pace that has never decreased… ​ In 2013, he launched a new musical adventure by creating his own trio with Sam Gerstmans on double bass and Antoine Pierre on drums

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Matt Lavelle

Matt Lavelle is a trumpet, flugelhorn, bass and alto clarinet player, and composer based in New York City. He began his music career with Hildred Humphries, a swing era veteran who played with Count Basie and Billie Holiday. He has played in ensembles led by Sabir Mateen since 2002. In 2005, Lavelle began study with Ornette Coleman. Lavelle was a member of the Bern Nix quartet from 2010-2017. Lavelle recorded with Giuseppi Logan in 2010. In 2011 Lavelle created the 12 Houses Orchestra. Lavelle records for Unseen Rain and has just released a record on the legendary ESP record label, a duo with Reggie Sylvester called Retrograde.

Lavelle has played and collaborated with Ornette Coleman, William Parker, Warren Smith, Henry Grimes, Eric Mingus, Sabir Mateen, Roy Campbell, Daniel Carter, Jemeel Moondoc, Mat Maneri, Ras Moshe, Hilliard Greene, Steve Swell, Matana Roberts, Bern Nix, Jack DeSalvo, Charles Downs, Tom Cabrera, Francois Grillot, Giuseppi Logan, William Hooker and many others.

Lavelle published his first book, New York City Subway Drama and Beyond, in 2011

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Nick Phillips

Perhaps best-known as a jazz record producer, with credits on countless internationally distributed releases including more than a dozen GRAMMY-nominated projects, Nick Phillips' heartfelt, lyrical jazz trumpet playing was put in the national spotlight with release of his own debut album, Moment to Moment (co-led with pianist, Cava Menzies). The album, which cracked up the top 20 on the Billboard Jazz Chart and was named one of the "Best Jazz Albums of 2014" by DownBeat magazine, drew enthusiastic comparisons to the work of jazz trumpeters Miles Davis and Chet Baker. He soon followed with another Billboard-charting album, Haiku (co-led with vocalist/pianist, Jenny Maybee)

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Dan Rosenboom

Dan Rosenboom (b. May 7, 1982) is a creative and prolific trumpet artist, composer, producer, Los Angeles studio musician, and founder of Orenda Records. Described as a “phenomenon” by the Los Angeles Times, he has been recognized with grants and awards from the American Composers Forum, ASCAP, the Meet The Composer Foundation, and the Yvar Mikhashoff Trust for New Music, and has been featured on major stages around the world, from Madison Square Garden to the Hammersmith Apollo and the Hollywood Bowl. Rosenboom has produced many full-length albums under his own name. His most recent album, Fine Dining (under the band name Quoan), was released on Orenda Records in January of 2018

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Kirsi-Marja Harju

Kirsi-Marja “Kiki” Harju (27.01.1993) is a diverse professional musician from Finland. Through Porvoo Area Music Institute, Sibelius High School and Helsinki Pop & Jazz Conservatory in Finland she has found her way to study jazz music in Conservatorium van Amsterdam in the Netherlands. She will graduate as Bachelor of Arts in 2019, jazz trumpet as her main subject. Harju has studied trumpet playing with Ruud Breuls, Jan Oosthof, Jarmo Hoogendijk, Jan Wessels, Alex Sipiagin, Terrell Stafford, Ambrose Akinmusire, Tero Saarti, Mikko Karjalainen, Tero Lindberg, Leo Kylätasku, Raimo Korhonen and Reijo Ruokonen