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Trumpeter | Composer | Educator Jason Palmer is one of the most in demand musicians of his generation. He has performed with Roy Haynes, Herbie Hancock, Jimmy Smith (the organist), Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Ravi Coltrane, Mark Turner, Jeff Ballard, Lee Konitz, Phil Woods, Common, Roy Hargrove, Lewis Nash.

Having made Boston, MA his home for the past 22 years, Jason was recently named to the inaugural class of the Boston Artist in Residence Fellowship for Music Composition. In 2011 and 2017, he was named a Fellow in Music Composition by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. In 2014, Jason was honored as a recipient of the French American Cultural Exchange Jazz Fellowship where he collaborated with French pianist Cedric Hanriot, collaborating on an album entitled “City of Poets” and touring the United States and Europe. Jason won 1st Place in the 2009 Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition and was cited in the June 2007 issue of Downbeat Magazine as one of the “Top 25 trumpeters of the Future”.

In addition to performing on over forty albums as a sideman, Jason has recorded thirteen albums under his own name on labels Ayva, Steeplechase, Newvelle, and most recently with Giant Step Arts. Four of his recordings were reviewed by Downbeat Magazine, all receiving 4 stars or better. Jason has toured in over 30 countries with saxophonists Mark Turner, Greg Osby, Grace Kelly, and Matana Roberts, and has been a featured guest artist on multiple projects in Portugal, Mexico, Canada and Russia.

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Primary Instrument

Trumpet

Location

Boston

Willing to teach

Advanced only

Credentials/Background

I'm an assistant professor of ensembles at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA.

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Thornewood

self-produced
2021

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The Concert: 12...

Giant Steps Art
2020

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Dice of Tenors

Self Produced
2020

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Event Horizon

Giant Step Arts
2020

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Rhyme And Reason

Giant Step Arts
2019

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Zigsaw: Music of...

Self Produced
2019

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Chez Tortoni (Manet)

From: The Concert: 12 Musings for...
By Jason Palmer

Herbs in a Glass

From: Rhyme And Reason
By Jason Palmer

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