Celebrating the 20th season!

The 20th edition of the festival will feature live concerts in New York City again including David Sanford Big Band with Hugh Ragin, Homage to Jon Hassell by Aaron Shragge, Tribute to Cynthia Robinson by Jackie Coleman, Keyon Harrold and Friends, Sonny Singh and Alexandra Ridout.

In addition, we’ll present again international artists in virtual concerts featuring Dennis Adu (Ukraine), Yakiv Tsvietinskyi (Ukraine), Dima Bondarev (Ukraine), Ash Ballat (Australia), Natsuki Tamura (Japan), Charlotte Keeffe (UK), Sthembiso Bhengu (South Africa) and Jeanette Nenezian (Argentina).

The winner of the 2022 Award of Recognition is Enrico Rava, who will also be celebrated at the upcoming festival.

And last but not least Nadje will give a masterclass from the Laurie Frink Studio.

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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.


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