Tennessee-born jazz trumpeter Thomas Heflin has been hailed as a fluent trumpeter with a bright tone and a forward-looking style by jazz writer Scott Yanow. In 2005, he placed second in the Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition in Seattle, WA and has since been featured or mentioned in Italy's Jazz Magazine, The Pittsburgh Tribune Review and The International Trumpet Guild Journal among others.
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Heflin plays with a very fluid approach generating lines in a seamless, highly
polished manner that is really a joy to experience.
International Trumpet Guild
His original compositions both reflect his classic influences while
demonstrating he clearly has his own voice.
Hefllin's playing is as strong as his conception of music.
A fluent trumpeter with a bright tone and a forward-looking style...
All Music Guide
Heflin shows maturity beyond his years.
The CD is the extension of a charismatic leader with an innovative style who
has the heritage of Clifford Brown and Lee Morgan, but who does not forget
the lessons of Freddie Hubbard...
New York, NY
Willing to teach