1st Online Edition

This year we are launching a very special edition of the Festival Of New Trumpet Music Online. Due to the current situation our festival will be all digital. Over 10 days we will present lots of exciting new music by trumpeters from near and far. Performances will be complemented by live talks and a workshop. All events will be streamed live for free (Facebook/YouTube), please consider making a donation to support more new trumpet music at this link

Baikida Carroll receives FONT Music Award of Recognition

Help us honor Baikida Carroll’s contribution to our instrument and community as we present the 2020 FONT Music Award Of Recognition, acknowledging Carroll as one of the most original and creative jazz artists in the world today. Carroll’s restless experimentation and stylistic versatility are an apt fit with our mission.

Festival 2020

Festival of New Trumpet Music 2020 and Dave Douglas present a 18th season of new brass music, from September 8 to 17, including a celebration of trumpeter Baikida Carroll. For the first time, we are extremely excited to present trumpeter Nicholas Payton, who will perform with Sasha Masakowski on our closing night.

Tuesday, September 8
LAURIE FRINK NIGHT

An annual celebration of the legacy of Laurie Frink
RACHEL THERRIEN
Rachel Therrien – trumpet; Gentiane MG – piano
COLE KAMEN-GREEN – Mothers
Cole Kamen-Green – trumpet, electronic valve instrument, electronics
SUMMER CAMARGO
Winner of the 2020 Laurie Frink Career Grant
Summer Camargo – trumpet; Luther Allison – piano; Philip Norris – bass; Varun Das – drums
Live Talk with Rachel Therrien, Cole KG, Summer Camargo, Riley Mulherkar, and Dave Douglas

Wednesday, September 9
BAIKIDA CARROLL – AWARD OF RECOGNITION

A celebration of the great trumpeter and composer Baikida Carroll, featuring his work and commentary from many of his colleagues and peers. Rare footage of the master at work.

Thursday, September 10
CELEBRATING CLIFFORD BROWN AND DIZZY GILLESPIE

FREDDIE HENDRIX AND FRIENDS – A Tribute To Clifford Brown at 90
Freddie Hendrix – trumpet, leader, composer, arranger; Mike Rodriguez – trumpet; Bruce Harris – trumpet; Jeb Patton – piano; David Wong – upright bass; Willie Jones III – drums
DIZZY ATMOSPHERES by Dave Douglas and Dave Adewumi
Dave Douglas – trumpet; Dave Adewumi – trumpet
Video artists: Ivan Forde, Bill Morrison
Live Talk with Freddie Hendrix, Dave Douglas Dave Adewumi, Michael Rodriguez, and Bruce Harris

Friday, September 11
THE WESTERLIES AND MASON BYNES: FOR ROSA

Riley Mulherkar – trumpet; Chloe Rowlands – trumpet; Andy Clausen – trombone; Willem de Koch – trombone; and featuring a world premiere composition by Mason Bynes to honor Rosa Parks
Live Talk with The Westerlies and Mason Bynes

Saturday, September 12
WORKSHOP WITH INGRID JENSEN (5pm)

Live Talk with Ingrid Jensen and Dave Douglas

Saturday, September 12
“EMERGING VOICES” SHOWCASE HOSTED BY BRIA SKONBERG featuring Summer Camargo, Brandon Woody and Lessie Vonner (7pm)

Bria Skonberg – trumpet; Summer Camargo – trumpet; Brandon Woody – trumpet; Lessie Vonner – trumpet; Chris Pattishall – piano; Endea Owens – bass; Darrian Douglas – drums
Live Talk with Bria Skonberg, Summer Camargo, Brandon Woody, and Lessie Vonner

Sunday, September 13
NOAH HALPERN / ASHLIN PARKER

NOAH HALPERN’S LOVE IN THE LOST SEASON
Noah Halpern – trumpet; Santosh Sharma – tenor saxophone; Stanley Ruvinov – bass; Kassa Overall – drums
ASHLIN PARKER & TRUMPET MAFIA
Ashlin Parker, Aurélien Barnes, John-Michael Bradford, Cam Clark, Reid Poole, Satoru Ohashi, Ashton Hines, Raphael Zimmermann et al. – trumpets; Michelle Welchons – percussion; Amina Scott – bass; Julian Addison – drums

Monday, September 14
BRASS WITHOUT BORDERS #1

LAURA JURD (UK) – instinct.memory.flowstate
Laura Jurd – cornet, percussion, production
CHRISTINE KAMAU (Kenya)
Christine Kamau – trumpet; Victor Kimetto – keyboards; Emmanuel Chacha – drums
IVAN TRUJILLO ENSAMBLE (Mexico)
Iván Trujillo – trumpet, electronics; Martha Rolón – clarinet, alto saxophone; Katherine Hernandez – alto saxophone; Kevin Urzua – trombone; Kalid Garcia – guitar; Gabriel Nava – electric bass; Javier Gómez – drums
TOMASZ DĄBROWSKI – Free4arts (Poland)
Tomasz Dąbrowski – trumpet; Sfen Dam Meinild – baritone sax; Simon Krebs – guitar; Kasper Tom Christiansen – drums;
Joanna Rusinek – concept, painting and pictures; Konrad Kulczyński – editing and post-production
Live Talk with Ivan Trujillo, Tomasz Dąbrowski and Dave Douglas

Tuesday, September 15
BRASS WITHOUT BORDERS #2

YAZZ AHMED (UK) – A Moment To Be Free
Yazz Ahmed – trumpet, quarter-tone flugelhorn, electronics, programming, field recordings; Noel Langley – trumpet, flugelhorn; Samuel Hällkvist – guitars; Katrine Amsler – additional drum programming and vocal percussion; Corrina Silvester – percussion; Composed and arranged by Yazz Ahmed; Produced by Noel Langley & Yazz Ahmed
MARIANO LOIÁCONO QUINTET (Argentina)
Mariano Loiacono – trumpet; Sebastian Loiacono – tenor saxophone; Ernesto Jodos – piano; Jeronimo Carmona – bass; Sebastian Mamet – drums
NDABO ZULU (South Africa)
Ndabo Zulu – trumpet; Linda Sikhakhane – saxophone; Keenan Ahrends – guitar; Shane Cooper – bass; Sphelelo Mazibuko – drums

Wednesday, September 16
BRASS WITHOUT BORDERS #3

RAY COLOM’S KC AVENUE (Spain)
Ray Colom – trumpet; Logan Richardson – alto sax; Diego Amador – piano, voice; Fernando LaMadrid – bass; Diego Amador Jr. – drums; Lin Cortes – voice; Rosario la Tremendita – voice
ELLEN KIRKWOOD (Australia) – EVAPORATE
Ellen Kirkwood – trumpet, flugelhorn, voice, percussion, production; Harri Harding – baritone and tenor saxophones
JEREMY PELT (USA) – 2020 MIXTAPE
…reflecting today’s uncertainties
All music composed and performed by Jeremy Pelt; Video Editing by Clara Winder 
Live Talk with Jeremy Pelt, Ellen Kirkwood, and Ray Colom

Thursday, September 17
NICHOLAS PAYTON AND SASHA MASAKOWSKI: US

Nicholas Payton – trumpet, keyboards, bass, video editing, video directing; Sasha Masakowski – drum machines, looper
Live Talk with Nicholas Payton and Dave Douglas


All performances start at 7pm (EDT/GMT-4). On certain nights there will be live talks on Facebook after the presentation.

The concerts are free of charge. Donations will enable us to continue to promote, commission and present new music for trumpet and brass.


For 18 years FONT has been directed by Dave Douglas along with an all-volunteer staff and board of trumpeters and trumpet lovers. FONT Music is dedicated to supporting new trumpeters and trumpet music in all its forms.