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February 22, 2016

“The Creative Imperative & FONT Music” By Dave Douglas

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Dave Douglas speaking at 2016 Jazz Connect Conference

Last month on January 14th, FONT Music Founder and President, Dave Douglas spoke at The Jazz Connect Conference on the founding and meaning behind The Festival of New Trumpet Music and the importance of encouraging creativity within our community. If you weren’t fortunate enough to attend, here is his transcript:


The Creative Imperative and FONT Music
(Talk originally given on January 14th, 2016 at The Jazz Connect Conference in New York City)
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February 5, 2016

Catching Up with FONT Music Alum: David Smith

David-Smith-sofa We are delighted to present a very insightful chat with NYC based trumpeter, David Smith. A heavy presence on the NYC creative music and jazz scene, David is the whole package – composer, band leader, educator, performer, father, husband and all around great guy!  It’s a pleasure to dig into some heavy subjects with him on the trumpet, NYC’s current scene, recording and life – be sure to check out his group at ShapeShifter Lab on February 9th!  Read More

December 11, 2015

Three Sets Featuring Three FONT Music Alums – Dec. 15th!

While NYC is chock full of countless great jazz events every night, it’s not every night you get three sets of three great trumpeters in one place (outside of the actual Festival we put on every September!).  But next Tuesday, Dec 15, at ShapeShifter Lab in Brooklyn will be JUST that – and even better, all three trumpeters are FONT Music Alums!  Nadje Noordhuis (Four Time FONT Music performer, FONT Music Commission Awardee (2009) and Current Board Member), Josh Deutsch (FONT 2011/2012) and Riley Mulherkar (FONT 2013/2014 & 2014 and Laurie Frink Career Grant Recipient).Read More

December 3, 2015

We have much to be thankful for…

jazz_nov15_1We have much to be thankful for…

after an amazing festival in September which included 9 venues, 23 trumpeters, 14 bands, 4 new pieces of music, and over 500 people in attendance.  On this “Giving Tuesday” we humbly ask if you have a little more “Give” left in you to consider donating to FONT Music.  All proceeds go towards supporting new music by a diverse community of trumpet and brass players, and the presentation of their work to the public.

Thanks for all the love, support and music you all have given and supported,
We can’t wait to experience more with you all!

November 18, 2015

Dave Douglas Live Recording at The Jazz Standard – Nov 19-22

If you haven’t heard yet – FONT Music’s President, Dave
Douglas, is embarking on a what will likely be a historic 4 day, 8 set LIVE recording with his most recent Quintet Dave Live Recording(with Jon Irabagon, Matt Mitchell, Linda Oh and Rudy Royston) at The Jazz Standard in New York City, starting tomorrow November 19th until Sunday November 22nd.  They are fresh off a three continent tour with over four albums of Douglas’ music all memorized!  This will truly be a run you won’t want to miss.Read More

October 12, 2015

John Raymond & Pablo Masis – Interview Spotlight

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John Raymond
and Pablo Masis both moved to New York City in 2009 – since then they’ve spent a lot of their time creating a career in the ever evolving jazz world here.  They will be sharing the stage this Wednesday October 17th at Cornelia Street Cafe starting at 8pm with their respective bands.  Pablo will bring his quintet with a new set of music inspired by his residency in Kabul, Afghanistan and John Raymond will bring a new quartet featuring the music from his latest record “Foreign Territory”.  In preparation for what will be a great night of music, Benje Daneman of The FONT Music Team, sat down with John and Pablo to talk about the night at Cornelia Street, their adjustment to the music scene in NYC and their personal music:


Interested in listening to the recording of this interview? Here it is! 

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October 11, 2015

FONT Music 2015 – THANK YOU!

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On behalf of ALL of The FONT Music Team we THANK YOU…
Please stay tuned for many pictures and videos taken throughout the festival as we unveil them over the next few months on our blog and social media. Enjoy a sneak peek below of some of the highlights of the festival.

Thank you again for all that attended and all that supported through social media shout outs, donations and words of encouragement.  We couldn’t do it without you!

We welcome any and all feedback to how we can improve and grow FONT Music for next year – we’d love to hear from you!

Much Trumpet Love,
The FONT Music Team
Dave Douglas, Stephanie Richards, Aaron Shragge, Susan Ryan & Benje Daneman