Born: October 27, 1964
Scotty Barnhart, is an internationally acclaimed Jazz trumpeter, Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies at Florida State University, composer, arranger and author in his eighteenth year as a featured soloist with the Count Basie Orchestra. A two-time Grammy Award winner with the Basie Orchestra, he also appears on three critically acclaimed recordings by pianist Marcus Roberts. Acknowledged as an authority on the history of Jazz trumpet, he gave a keynote lecture/demonstration at the 2003 International Trumpet Guild Conference and continues to give lectures and seminars at universities in South America, Japan, China, Europe, South Africa and all across the United States. Scotty's performance and lecture at this year's Atlanta Trumpet Festival was one of the highlights to an audience of over 200 trumpeters. Invited as guest soloiost with US Air Force Band at the festival for 'April In Paris'. ...
“Leading a well-oiled sextet (Monterey JF) here, he proved himself to be a performer of rare range and ability. David Becker - Bay Area Examiner
…this such a good recording...well thought out and superbly executed. Stanley Crouch
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Associate Professor of Jazz Trumpet at Florida State University