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Thomas Heflin

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Tennessee-born jazz trumpeter Thomas Heflin has been hailed as "a fluent trumpeter with a bright tone and a forward-looking style" by jazz writer Scott Yanow. In 2005, he placed second in the Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition in Seattle, WA and has since been featured or mentioned in Italy's Jazz Magazine, The Pittsburgh Tribune Review and The International Trumpet Guild Journal among others. A recording artist for Blue Canoe Records, Heflin has released three albums on the label. His 2007 debut album "Symmetry" was dedicated to the memory of pianist James Williams, who is featured on half of the recording

Album

Symmetry

Label: Blue Canoe Records
Released: 2011

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Article: Album Review

Ron Westray / Thomas Heflin: Live from Austin

Read "Live from Austin" reviewed by Josep Pedro


A live recording is always a great chance to experience some of the core principles of jazz. Improvisation and spontaneity arise when musicians feel free and comfortable with the tunes and arrangements. A collaborative effort between trombonist Ron Westray and trumpeter Thomas Heflin, Live from Austin was recorded in 2009 at the Elephant Room, one of ...

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News: Performance / Tour

Jazz Stars Hold Live Recording Session at the Elephant Room

Jazz Stars Hold Live Recording Session at the Elephant Room

Austin - The Ron Westray / Thomas Heflin Jazz Project performs Friday, April 24, at 9:30 p.m. at the Elephant Room, 315 Congress Avenue. Both musicians are recording artists for Blue Canoe Records, the first all-digital jazz label. Westray is perhaps best known for his work as lead trombonist for the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra conducted ...

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Article: Take Five With...

Take Five With Thomas Heflin

Read "Take Five With Thomas Heflin" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Meet Thomas Heflin: Website bio:Jazz trumpeter Thomas Heflin is the newest rising star in the jazz world. In 2005, he made waves on the international jazz scene when he placed second in the Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition in Seattle, WA. One of the most esteemed jazz trumpet competitions in the world, ...


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