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Kiku Collins

”Ms. Collins plays trumpet and flugelhorn like a twenty-first century Miles Davis” Derek Ansell - Jazz Journal International

“...one of the best out there on the current trumpet community. Your section playing, tone, control, and solo chops, outstanding!!” Eric Miyashiro

“Her phrasing, sound and lyricism remind me of great singers. For me, that is one of the best compliments that I could give to any trumpet player!” Mike Vax

Classically trained at Manhattan School of Music and Interlochen Arts Academy, Kiku brings professionalism to every job in every style, with her sense of humor and sense of adventure that leads her to play and sing with a diverse group of artists.

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There is a contemporary sound to this music, a mixture of modern jazz trumpet, fusion and rock that all blends together surprisingly well. Ms. Collins plays trumpet and flugelhorn like a twenty-first century Miles Davis; there is a Spanish tinge to many of these improvised solos and also a touch of melancholy, similar to that which was always present in Miles's music. Flute and vibes solos are pretty much straightahead jazz contributions and the rock flavoured bass and drum punctuations are somehow quite appropriate and suitable for this music. The Messenger is essentially a slow ballad with Ms

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Primary Instrument

Trumpet

Location

New York, NY

Willing to teach

Beginners

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