Festival 2024

This year’s festival will be held from September 9-15, 2024 and will comprise both virtual and in-person programming, held at venues across New York City, Queens and Brooklyn, and even Buffalo NY. This year, FONT will honor the legendary Jon Faddis with the 2024 Award of Recognition, which will be awarded at the Louis Armstrong House Museum


Monday, September 9 • Virtual • 7pm EST
Brass Without Borders I

Program: TBD

Tuesday, September 10 • Virtual • 7pm EST
Brass Without Borders II

Program: TBD

Wednesday, September 11 • Fotografiska New York • 7pm (6:30 doors)
281 Park Ave South, New York NY
Jordan McLean ARMO and Afrobeat Jam featuring Julia Acosta, Grace Fox, and Lessie Vonner
General Admission Tickets: $40 / Members Tickets: $15 / Patron Tickets: $10 (Ticket price includes museum admission)

Five years after performing at the museum’s opening, Armo returns to Fotografiska with a night of brilliant trumpeters from the New York/International scene. The event will feature spontaneous arrangements of the music of Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Tony Allen, and others.

Thursday, September 12 • Louis Armstrong House Museum • 6pm
34-56 107th St, Queens, NY

Bruce Harris celebrates Jon Faddis at the Louis Armstrong House Museum

Jon Faddis

This year’s Award of Recognition goes to Jon Faddis

Thursday, September 12 • Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center • 8pm
341 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY

FONT Buffalo Edition #1
Suggested donation of $15, $10 students. All proceeds support Hallwalls’ Music Program

The Festival of New Trumpet Music (FONT) presents Buffalo Edition #1 at the Hallwalls Arts Collective, Buffalo, NY

Teressa-Jo Izzo (trumpet) and Kyle Gustafson (guitar) performing Three Balkan Pieces

New work by Tim Clarke and others

Genkin Philharmonic performing commissioned works

Friday, September 13 • The Jazz Gallery • 7:30 / 9:30pm
1158 Broadway, 5th floor, New York, NY

Dave Douglas and Friends featuring Dave Adewumi, Alexandra Ridout, and others

This special event will recreate the original instrumentation of Alloy, with new music and improvisations by its members.

Saturday, September 14 • Sista’s Place • 8pm (doors 7:30)
456 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY

A Music of the Spirit with Culture as Our Weapon
Tickets: Reservations call (718) 398-1766 (no credit card required). Walk-in tickets are $35 and first come, first served.

The Festival of New Trumpet Music in association with Melchizedek Music Productions and Sistas’ Place, presents a spectacular evening of Jazz: A Music of the Spirit with Culture as Our Weapon.

Introduction by Ahmed Abdullah and Monique Ngozi Nri

Trumpeters Sharif Kales, Nabate Isles, James Zollar, and Satish Robertson; Rhythm Section: Luis Perdomo (piano), Mimi Jones (bass), Will Terrill (multi-percussionist)

Sunday, September 15 • Public Records • 8pm (doors 7pm)
233 Butler St, Brooklyn, NY

Ben Neill with Mutantrumpet and visuals by Ralph Abraham; Erin Connelly Trio
Tickets: $20

Ben Neill will perform ambient music with interactive video projections featuring his unique Mutantrumpet.

Erin Connelly group opens with Joe Fiedler, trombone and Zachary Swanson, upright bass.