FESTIVAL 2023: September 7–14, New York

The 21st Festival of New Trumpet Music continues with an array of currently emerging and pioneering talent around the instrument. FONT Music’s program once again demonstrates the kaleidoscopically diverse musical universes that the trumpet creates and inhabits. A celebration of Dizzy Reece, produced by Jeremy Pelt, will take place alongside concerts from some of New York and the world’s most exciting voices on the trumpet — in New York live shows and in online recorded presentations.

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In our archive all performances of the virtual festivals of the past two years are available. Enjoy!

The Festival of New Trumpet Music – a grassroots nonprofit project run by and for a community of trumpeters – supports new trumpet music in all forms.

FONT Music aims to provide a platform for emerging artists and creative pioneers, with the goal of celebrating the diversity and excellence of contemporary brass music.

Presenting a week-long festival in September, as well as isolated events throughout the year, FONT Music includes disparate communities of musicians, students, and audiences. The festival is multi-genre, including jazz, new music, balkan, latin, electronic and experimental music, as well as educational events.

Directed since 2003 by trumpeter and composer Dave Douglas, FONT Music is overseen by an all-volunteer board that includes some of the finest brass players on the scene.


Honoring Dizzy Reece
Jeremy Pelt celebrates pioneering trumpeter Dizzy Reece with a very special video tribute created for the …
Looking back on 2022
Good memories of our 20th festival! After the pandemic, we finally had live concerts again. We …
Special Event: Dave Douglas Quintet meets Oren O’Blivion
As part of our 20th season, we are proud to present this world premiere in collaboration …
On The Books – Festival 2022
After 20 seasons of promoting contemporary, emerging, and pioneering new music involving the trumpet, it was …

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