Born: March 14, 1975 Primary Instrument: Trumpet
UK-born trumpet player, Bart Miltenberger, whose playing has been called impressive by JazzTimes magazine, is a lyrical and melodic player with a warm and beautiful trumpet sound. He was recently invited by world-renowned trumpet star and composer Dave Douglas to perform in Trumpet Nation, the opening night of NYC's 2nd annual Festival of New Trumpet Music. Miltenberger played alongside such trumpet greats as Douglas, Roy Campbell, Steve Bernstein, Graham Haynes, Ron Horton, John McNeil and more, all under the baton of the legendary conductionist Butch Morris. Miltenberger studied with the Maestro Dennis Sandole (best known as John Coltrane's teacher) and was an American Composers Forum grant winner in 2003. He has performed and/or recorded with a variety of musicians and bands including Fathead, G-Love and Special Sauce, Conjunto 23, The Digable Planets, Jon Faddis, James Moody, Dave Liebman, Tyrone Brown, Farid Barron, and Tom Lawton. In addition to The Chance Trio, Miltenberger regularly performs with Bobby Zankel and the Warriors of the Wonderful Sound and Matt Davis' Aerial Photograph. Bart's group is The Chance Trio: An unusual and striking trio (Philadelphia Inquirer), The Chance Trio is a one-of-a-kind Philadelphia-based acoustic trio. Started in 2001 by Bart Miltenberger (trumpet, flugelhorn), Matt Davis (acoustic guitar), and Michael Taylor (upright bass), The Chance Trio has performed their adventurous, passionate and humorous original compositions all over the Philadelphia area including energizing showcases at the 3rd and 4th Collective Voices Festivals and a long-standing residency at The Highwire Gallery. Influenced by Jazz, Blues, Folk, Rock, and the Avant-garde, every Chance Trio performance promises a quiet intensity straight from the heart.
The Chance Trio's debut album, Marnee Birds, is available in stores and online at www.thechancetrio.com, www.cdbaby.com, and www.amazon.com.