Born: September 21, 1992
Victor Haskins is a world-class trumpet player, improviser, composer/arranger, bandleader, and educator.
As an artist, Victor brings a rare and unique spirit and perspective to the music he performs and composes. This worldly approach to life is a result growing up in different countries in Asia and Africa until the age of 10. Through music, Victor is able to synthesize his thoughts and experiences into audible emotions and sonic stories to connect with audiences. His compositions and improvisations never cease to elude the expectations of the listener, thus providing a constant stream of interest and excitement—all possible because of a foundation of meticulous, originally-conceived logic and an open mind. Add to this a command of the trumpet which allows for limitless expression—virtuoso technique combined with a mercurial sound that is sensual and smoky in one moment, and powerful and clear in the next. The only predictable aspect of Victor's music is the clear message forged into the hearts and minds of listeners....
AwardsEndorsed Artist, Sonaré Pro Brass trumpets/flugelhorns, September 2013- present; Endorsed Artist, Denis Wick mouthpieces, August 2013-present; 3rd Place, International Trumpet Guild Jazz Competition, 2013; 2nd Place, National Trumpet Competition Jazz Division, 2012; Winner, International Trumpet Guild Conference Jazz Scholarship, 2012; Winner, Provost Scholarship (full-tuition) at VCU, 2010-2013; Competitively Selected for John F. Kennedy Center Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead Residency, 2013; Winner, Richmond Jazz Society Joseph Kennedy Scholarship, 2010-2012
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