Born: February 14, 1979 Primary Instrument: Trumpet
Trumpeter/Composer/Arranger/Educator/Actor Jason Palmer has been making a positively unique contribution to the creative music world for the past 15 years. He has worked with icons such as Roy Haynes, Jack DeJohnette, Herbie Hancock, Phil Woods, Jimmy Smith (the organist), Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Kurt Rosenwinkel (first trumpeter to ever be hired by this highly acclaimed guitarist), Ravi Coltrane, Mulgrew Miller, Clarence Penn, Jeff Ballard, Kenny Barron, Common (hip-hop icon), Roy Hargrove, Lewis Nash, etc. Jason took 1st Place ($10,000 prize) in the 2009 Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition. The June 2007 issue of Downbeat Magazine cited Jason as one of the “Top 25 trumpeters of the Future”. In addition to performing on 25 albums as a sideman, Jason has recorded five albums under his own name and is currently a Steeplechase Records Recording artist. His most recent records Here Today and Take a Little Trip received 4 1⁄2 and 4 starts (out of 5) in Downbeat Magazine. Jason is has toured the world extensively with Greg Osby, Grace Kelly, Matana Robert’s Mississippi Moonchile, The Round Trip Trio (France), as well as projects lead by bassist Michael Janisch, performing at major jazz festivals in the Russia, UK, Luxembourg, Belguim, Germany, Finland, Croatia, Serbia, Bratislava, Canada, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Switzerland, France, Malta, The Netherlands, and numerous clubs and major jazz festivals in the U.S....
Awards:2011-Artist Fellow in Music Composition by the Massachusetts Cultural Council 2009-1st Place Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition
Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.
I'm an assistant professor of ensembles at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA.