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2018/19 Season

Matthew Holman

Matthew Holman

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Hailed by The New York Times as a “conscientious” and “perceptive young trumpeter,” Matt Holman has distinguished himself as a composer, conductor, bandleader and top-tier soloist in many of the leading jazz ensembles of our time. Along with his adventurous chamber-jazz recordings, Holman has performed and/or recorded with Darcy James Argue, John Hollenbeck, Fred Hersch, Asphalt Orchestra, Joel Harrison, New York Voices, Andrew Rathbun, and more. Holman has also composed and arranged works for Stefon Harris, Jane Monheit, Marvin Stamm, and university ensembles worldwide. Holman’s 2013 debut When Flooded (Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records), an ambitious and evocative project with his five-piece Diversion Ensemble, was awarded four stars by DownBeat. His 2017 follow-up, The Tenth Muse (New Focus Recordings), finds contemporary relevance in the ancient Greek love poetry of Sappho. Holman has earned numerous awards including the International Trumpet Guild’s Jazz Improvisation Competition, the Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition, the Morroe Berger-Benny Carter Jazz Research Fellowship, and the BMI Foundation’s 13th annual Charlie Parker Jazz Composition Prize/Manny Albam Commission. Holman served as Artistic Director of New York Youth Symphony Jazz for six seasons and currently teaches as adjunct faculty at Manhattan School of Music and Hunter College.

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