Brian Lynch

The 48th Annual International Trumpet Guild Conference
Anaheim, CA

Brian Lynch

Session & Concert: Introducing Brian Lynch’s Comprehensive Method For The Improvising Trumpeter

Multiple Grammy® Award Winning trumpeter, composer, and bandleader Brian Lynch brings to his music an unparalleled depth and breadth of experience. A honored graduate of two of the jazz world’s most distinguished academies, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers and the Horace Silver Quintet, he received wide acclaim during his long tenures with Latin Jazz legend Eddie Palmieri and straight ahead master Phil Woods. He has been a valued collaborator with jazz artists such as Benny Golson, Toshiko Akiyoshi, and Charles McPherson; Latin music icons as diverse as Hector LaVoe, Chucho Valdes and Lila Downs; and pop luminaries such as Prince. As a bandleader and recording artist he has released over 20 critically acclaimed CDs featuring his distinctive composing and arranging, and has toured the world at the helm of various ensembles reflecting the wide sweep of his music. Voted Trumpeter Of The Year and recipient of the Record Of The Year Award by the Jazz Journalists Association, Lynch’s talents are also recognized by consistent top placings in the Downbeat Critics and Readers Polls, as well as feature stories and highly rated reviews for his work in the New York Times, Jazz Times, and Downbeat. As ensemble leader and recording artist he has released over 20 critically acclaimed CDs featuring his distinctive composing and arranging. His discography runs to over 200 recordings, including 9 albums with Eddie Palmieri, 13 albums as part of the Phil Woods Quintet, and 3 albums with Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers, all featuring his contributions as arranger, composer, and featured soloist. He has six Grammy Award nominations as recording artist and composer, and received Grammys for Best Latin Jazz Album and Best Jazz Large Ensemble Album. Lynch has also received grants from the National Endowment For The Arts, The Knight Foundation, Chamber Music America, and Meet The Composer. Lynch’s current projects include his Spheres Of Influence and Unsung Heroes ensembles. He is Professor of Jazz and Studio Music at the Frost School Of Music, University Of Miami. Brian Lynch is a Yamaha Performing Artist and endorses the Lefreque Sound Bridge.

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