Trumpeter / composer Chad McCullough has been on an upward trend for years. He has three critically-acclaimed albums under his own name, several tours around the globe, and has played a key role in countless ensembles and projects. Called one of Seattle's young musical gems by Allaboutjazz.com, he's been carving out a name in modern jazz.
He is a member of the West African-inspired group The Kora Band, a group who's latest record Cascades has garnered national attention, peaking at #12 on the World Music Charts, and won NW Recording of the Year in Earshot Magazine.
As a composer, he has scored for film, written for various brass ensembles, dancers, and string quartets and quintets- in both classical and jazz idioms. He is also in high demand as an educator, and frequently speaks about jazz music and the trumpet to students of all ages, giving clinics at high schools and colleges throughout the country. He has been involved with mentoring projects run by the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, and the radio station KPLU, and has done educational outreach in several band programs.
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Trumpeter Chad McCullough comes out blazing with a new
CD that cleverly captures the sound of Jazz today.
Accompanied by an A-Team of Seattle's best, McCullough
presents a well balanced program of what I call Music for
Adults. There is nothing light weight associated with this
production... yes, this is The Real Deal! A must have
--Bill Milkowski, JazzTimes
--Ken Dryden, All Music Guide
...a thoughtful improviser with technique to spare... an
impressive first round for one of Seattle's young musical
--John Barron, All About Jazz
McCullough's terrific debut Origin release..
Willing to teach
Beginner to advanced
I've taught private lessons for over 15 years, with many of my students ranking at top levels at festivals and competitions.
I've worked with Elementary - College bands, as well as choirs, running clinics ranging on topics from improvisation, breathing, rehearsal methods, how to practice, Jazz history, jazz tradition, articulation, rhythm section rehearsals...
Chad has been a clinician for several festivals and schools, including:
Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival
Edmonds Jazz Connection
Mountlake Terrace HS