Brass Without Borders became the theme of the 2021 festival and once again brought together the worldwide trumpet community, at least virtually.
We are particularly proud to support gender parity on the instrument and in the field. For the first time, male and female artists were presented in equal numbers. This important development continues the festival’s dedication to the broadest possible view of what constitutes trumpet music. There is always more work to do, but this is a wonderful development for the field.
The annual Award of Recognition was presented to trumpeter and composer Randy Brecker for his longtime contributions to the field.
We hope you’ll enjoy the following performances from our 19th annual festival. Please consider donating to help support future festivals.