Trumpeter/composer/educator Matt Holman has performed with such diverse artists as Fred Hersch, John Hollenbeck, Darcy James Argue, and Bob Newhart. He has earned national and international performance awards including the International Trumpet Guild’s Jazz Improvisation Competition, the Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition, the National Trumpet Competition, Downbeat, and ASCAP. His 5-piece chamber jazz group, Matt Holman’s Diversion Ensemble, released their debut recording “When Flooded” in March 2013 on Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records.
As a composer, Mr. Holman has been commissioned to write works for Marvin Stamm, Ed Soph, David Baker, and the National Conservatory of Costa Rica. A former member of the BMI Jazz Composer’s Workshop, he was the winner of the 13th annual BMI Foundation’s Charlie Parker Jazz Composition Prize/Manny Albam Commission. Also a dedicated and passionate educator, Mr. Holman teaches at Manhattan School of Music and Hunter College. He holds a M.M. from Manhattan School of Music and a B.M. from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he was awarded the Performer’s Certificate.
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