Forbes Graham

Forbes Graham is a composer, trumpet player, and electronic musician currently based in the Boston area. He has appeared on over 30 recordings, including studio appearances on such labels as Metal Blade, Tzadik, and Troubleman. Forbes has performed and recorded with a very diverse group of artists, including Erase Errata, Steve Lantner, Daughters, Raqib Hassan, Jim Hobbs, The One Am Radio, and Luther Gray. His composition “Variations on the Fibonacci Sequence” was commissioned by the Greenwall Foundation and world premiered at the 2007 Festival of New Trumpet. Forbes has also written music for the new music/rock ensemble Normal Love. He has appeared at numerous festivals including High Zero and The Wire’s Adventures in Modern Music. His work incorporates many genres including drum n’bass, jazz, contemporary classical, noise, and hip-hop.

”A sterling tone like Louis Armstrong's, a sense of stride and a sidewinder sleekness... He brings spot-on timing... into the icy age of post-jazz--and swings, too, situated comfortably within the classic idiom.”

--Gordon Marshall, All About Jazz

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