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Trent Austin

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Trumpet 101, Released in 2002 on K&R Records. It's a tribute to Ten trumpeters ranging from Louis Armstrong to Kenny Wheeler. It has received rave reviews in many journals including a very favorable review in the International Trumpet Guild Journal.


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Trent Ryan Austin

B.M. (cum laude) in Music Performance: University of New Hampshire 1997

Mr. Austin has led a varied career in music to date performing in many musical circles (jazz, classical, and contemporary music). In high school, he was selected to play at the opening of Euro-Disney and was also a featured performer at the 1992 Montreux Jazz festival in Switzerland. In addition, he was selected as the first trumpet of the Maine All-State festival while attending Nokomis Regional High School and was later awarded a full music scholarship to attend the University of New Hampshire to study classical trumpet.

Other individual awards include being named to the 1993 Berklee Grammy High School Jazz Band, lead trumpet of the 1995 Disney All American Show Band, a featured soloist at the 1996 Harmony Ridge Brass Festival and at the 1997 Lake Placid Institute of the Arts Seminar. Mr. Austin has performed with such artists as Tony Bennett, Natalie Cole, Joe Williams, Wynton Marsalis, Clark Terry, Jack Jones, Bob Brookmeyer, Maria Schneider, Peter Erskine, Arturo Sandoval, Hal Galper, Dick Oatts, Marvin Stamm, Red Holloway, Jesse Davis, Dick Johnson, Kenny Werner, and Bob Wilber. Mr. Austin currently plays lead trumpet with the Artie Shaw Orchestra and is highly in demand in the Boston area as a jazz soloist. Mr. Austin also is on the faculty at the University of Southern Maine, teaches trumpet in the Wakefield, MA music department, and has a highly successful private studio in the Boston Suburb of Melrose, MA.

His primary jazz instructors include private studies Jerry Bergonzi, Kenny Werner, Chuck Findley and extensive studies with Hal Crook. His major classical instruction includes studies with Robert Stibler (UNH), Edward Carroll (formerly musical director of the New York Trumpet Ensemble), and David Bilger (Principal Trumpet of the Philadelphia Orchestra). Mr. Austin's first solo CD entitled Trumpet 101 is available at

Mr. Austin performs on Eclipse Instruments and Osmun Mouthpieces exclusively.