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Primary Instrument: Trumpet

John McNeil is regarded as one of the most original and creative jazz artists in the world today. For nearly three decades John has toured with his own groups and has received widespread acclaim as both a player and composer. His highly personal trumpet style communicates across the full range of contemporary jazz, and his compositions combine harmonic freedom with melodic accessibility. John's restless experimentation has kept him on the cutting edge of new music.

His background includes the Horace Silver Quintet, Gerry Mulligan, and the Thad Jones/ Mel Lewis Orchestra. John is equally at home in free and structured settings, and this versatility has put him on stage with artists from Slide Hampton to John Abercrombie....
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”...plays his horn with a soulfulness that is rarely heard these days. [His] poetic, dusky-toned trumpet is very close to song.” --Chicago Tribune

“McNeil's solos were by and large the most incisive features of the night.” --London Daily Mail

“John McNeil's music is not a dim echo of someone else. He thinks for himself.” --Milwaukee Journal

“Mr. McNeil's trumpet work is full and rich with a bright, clear tone. His improvisations showed a sensitivity and lushness few can match.” --Kansas City Star

“...a balance of understatement and uninhibited swinging.” --Washington Post

“...his refusal to fall back on prefabricated hip licks was another sign of his commitment to emotional truth.” --Chicago Tribune

“...as soon as he put mouth to horn, his talent was evident......

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Music

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    John McNeil: Hush Point

    Sunnyside Records
    2014
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    Hush Point

    Sunnyside Records
    2014
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    Hush Point

    Sunnyside Records
    2013
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    Chill Morn He Climb Jenny

    Sunnyside Records
    2010
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    East Coast Cool

    OmniTone
    2006
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    East Coast Cool

    OmniTone
    2005
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    This Way Out

    OmniTone
    2004
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Nov28 Hush Point
Cornelia Street Cafe
New York, NY
Nov29 Hush Point
Cornelia Street Cafe
New York, NY

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