Featured on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's mini series One to Watch, Toronto-based trumpeter/composer/educator John Pittman is in high demand as both a soloist and lead player on the jazz, commercial and salsa scenes because of his big sound, high energy and melodicism.. His playing has been described as having a “wide dynamic and emotional range consisting of ideas that are “very unique” even when performing within more traditional contexts.
Pittman is the winner of several arts grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and Manitoba Arts Council as well as the 2006 -2007 Rayburn Wright Scholar and the 2007 Schirmer Prize winner for an outstanding performance major at the prestigious Eastman School of Music.
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“He had the fire and enthusiasm of a young lion…. I hope you get to experience
his artistry.” —Byron Stripling, Trumpet Performer/Artistic Director, Columbus
“The band played a number of instrumentals, showcasing some great solo work
from John Pittman.” —Chris Smith, Winnipeg Free Press