"The Trumpet" is out!

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I              A lot of trumpets. Check it out on the music page!

I'm a 2019 Guggenheim Fellow in Music Composition! Thank you to the Selection Committee, Staff, and Board of Trustees of this amazing institution. I'm honored and humbled. Sabbatical, here I come!


Matt on Steve Bailey's new album "Carolina"

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"Carolina" is an album of duets with my mentor and incredible bassist, Steve Bailey. I am honored to be on this project, which includes: Ron Carter, Becca Stevens, Mike Stern, and Willie Nelson (!), among others. You can purchase the album here. 

Matt White included in How Jazz Trumpeters Play Music today: Twelve Interviews on Technique, Style, and Aesthetic by Thomas Erdmann

Matt is one of twelve trumpet players interviewed in this book, covering brass pedagogy, improvisational approach, teaching, and visualization. Other trumpeters interviewed include Christian Scott, Cuong Vu, Wadada Leo Smith, and Pharez Whitted, you can read more at the link below.

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My colleagues Alli Crandell and Eric Crawford (both of whom I worked with on Gullah:The Voice of an Island) are recipients of a half a million dollar grant from the National Archive to create a digital database of Gullah Materials. I will be contributing to this project by restoring over 90 hours of audio! Congrats to Alli and Eric in putting this together. I'm excited to start this vital work!

Check out practice and recording session clips on Instagram!

I'm finding Instagram is a social media platform I can actually keep up on while keeping my wits, so I've been fairly active on there posting clips of remote session work (which I've thankfully been doing a lot of this year) and short clips of concepts I'm practicing. Please feel free to follow me at mattwhitejazz and keep me honest! If you're interested in collaborating on a track and getting some tasty trumpet sounds, please check out the 'Recording' tab on this site.