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The New York Trumpet Ensemble was formed and founded in 1974 by Gerard Schwarz in order to record the
groundbreaking recording “A Festival of Trumpets” for NoneSuch records. It was the first recording of many newly
discovered works for multiple trumpets by Heinrich Bieber, Samuel Scheidt, Giovanni Gabrieli and other baroque era
During the 1980s, The New York Trumpet Ensemble produced a number of baroque trumpet recordings and
performed with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, The Madeira Bach Festival and the Vermont Mozart
Festival. In the 1990s, Mark Gould assumed the leadership of the ensemble and changed the direction of the music. In
1991, The New York Trumpet Ensemble recorded “Trumpets In Stride” (Summit Records; iTunes) and a new era
was born. The ensemble began to perform traditional jazz arranged for the unusual combination of four trumpets,
piano and tuba. Their concerts of the music of Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, Bix Biederbecke and Hoagy
Carmichael were very popular throughout the United States, Europe and Japan. A few years later, The New York
Trumpet Ensemble was retired when Gould’s first son was born. The demands of family and the Metropolitan Opera
were too much for the group and it was disbanded, to be re-born in 2010. The group and its members have made
multiple appearances at Scranton in both performance and educational settings.
MARK GOULD, Director & Trumpet
Mark Gould is one of the best known trumpeters of his generation.
He was principal trumpet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra from
1974-2003 and has been on the faculty of The Juilliard School since
1982. He joined the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music in
September 2004, and currently chairs the brass department there.
Gould’s students play in many of the major orchestras and chamber
ensembles of the world, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra,
the Cleveland Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago
Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Seattle Symphony, New York
Brass Quintet, Canadian Brass, Empire Brass, Boston Brass,
Meridian Arts Ensemble, Extension Ensemble, New York Big Brass
and Burning River Brass, and many others. He is a much sought-after
teacher throughout the world and has spent considerable time in
Japan and Europe as a teacher and clinician.
Gould has been very active as a trumpet soloist and
conductor. He has conducted and performed as soloist with the Seattle Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Colorado
Philharmonic, Buffalo Symphony, The Juilliard Wind Ensemble, The Waterloo Festival, The Caramoor Festival and
the Vermont Mozart Festival Orchestra. In 2001, he was the conductor of the Juilliard Wind Ensemble in the
recording “Shadowcatcher” on New World Records, which features the work of Juilliard composers Eric Ewazen and
William Schumann. In 2004 & 2005 he conducted The Manhattan School of Music Wind Ensemble in programs of
Stravinsky, Antheil, Frank Zappa, Grainger, Ligeti, and Bernstein. In 2005, Gould was appointed as the music
director of the Brass Band of Battle Creek, America’s premiere brass band. He also founded and directs The
Manhattan School of Music Brass Orchestra and in 2011 co-founded and now co-directs The Scranton Brass
Gould has led an active life in chamber music. He is the director of The New York Trumpet Ensemble and has
recorded six albums with them. The most recent, “All Praise Be Thine,” was released on the 8 Bells Label. He has
appeared and recorded with numerous high profile chamber music groups and ensembles. He has been a frequent
guest with Speculum Musicae, The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, The MET Chamber Ensemble,
Empire Brass, Canadian Brass, Summit Brass, The Graham Ashton Brass Ensemble and Extension Ensemble.
Gould has performed as a soloist on many recordings. His most recent solo release is “Café 1930,” an album
of trumpet and guitar music on the Angel/EMI label. As principal trumpet of The Metropolitan Opera, he participated
in more than 40 “Live from Lincoln Center” performances on PBS and numerous audio recordings of operas and
symphonic works under the direction of James Levine, among which were the Grammy Award-winning recordings of
“The Ring of the Nibelung” and “Parsifal” for Deutsche Grammophon. He has performed and recorded Bach’s
“Brandenburg Concerto #2” with Philharmonia Virtuosi for Sony Records.
Trumpeter Caleb Hudson is a 2012 graduate of The Juilliard School,
where he earned both his undergraduate and graduate degrees, and
studied with Raymond Mase, Mark Gould and John Thiessen. He is
rapidly gaining a reputation as one of his generation’s most gifted,
versatile and consistent orchestral and solo trumpeters, and has
distinguished himself as a soloist on both modern and baroque trumpet.
Hailed by The New York Times as “brilliantly stylish,”he was soloist in
the Shostakovich Concerto for Piano and Trumpet with Vladimir
Feltsman at the 2009 Aspen Music Festival, and was also trumpet soloist
in the New York premiere of John Adams’ City Noir at Carnegie Hall in
2010, conducted by the composer.
A member of The New York Trumpet Ensemble since 2010,
Hudson serves as principal trumpet of Symphony in C and has
performed with The New World Symphony, Hudson Valley
Philharmonic, New York Trumpet Ensemble, Ensemble ACJW, and the American Brass Quintet, and has performed
at the Verbier Festival, Aspen Music Festival, and Music Academy of the West. An avid baroque musician, Caleb has
delivered performances with acclaimed historical performance ensembles including Philharmonia Baroque, American
Bach Soloists, The American Classical Orchestra, San Francisco Bach Choir, and the Trinity Baroque Orchestra. He
is also a member of The Kyle Athayde Big Band.
A native of Lexington, Ky., Hudson won multiple first prizes in the National Trumpet Competition - in the
solo division in 2001 and 2004, and as a member of The Juilliard Trumpet Ensemble in 2009 and 2010, and was also
a winner of the National Foundation for the Advancement in the Arts Award. He has made multiple appearances on
the Public Radio International Program “From The Top,” performed as a soloist with the Lexington Philharmonic,
and served as principal trumpet of the World Youth Symphony Orchestra.
Committed to educational outreach and serving under-served populaces, Hudson has received The Juilliard
School’s Goldman Fellowship to support his educational outreach activities to the underserved, and he is active in
multiple educational outreach programs throughout the city as both a performer and educator.
Joseph Boga, has appeared in a diverse array of venues, in the United States and abroad,
and has had the opportunity to rehearse, perform, and record with an impressive roster of
both established and emerging artists. He is a trumpet student of Mark Gould, Chris Jaudes,
Chris Gekker and Wynton Marsalis, and is an undergraduate student at The Juilliard School.
Boga joined The New York Trumpet Ensemble in fall 2010, and also performs with
The Wycliffe Gordon Big Band; The Kyle Athayde Dance Party; and others. Recent
performances include The Wycliffe Gordon Big Band’s recording for and appearance in the
upcoming documentary film “Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings The Band.”
As a composer/arranger, Boga has had works premiered and performed in the U.S.
and abroad, and has written for big band, brass band, jazz combo, string orchestra, and choir.
Educational outreach activities last year took him to schools, universities, and music camps
in six states. He has been a member of the faculty of The Scranton Brass Seminar, a member
of the teaching staff of the 2011 Juilliard Jazz Camp in Atlanta, Ga., and offered clinics at
COTA CampJazz as a part of The Delaware Water Gap Celebration of the Arts programs.
A native of Chinchilla, Pa., Joseph has appeared as a student guest performer with
The Wynton Marsalis Quartet. Boga has received a number of musical and academic awards
and honors, among them acceptance to the orchestral trumpet section in The Eastern Music
Festival in summer of 2012, the position of principal trumpet for the 2009 MENC AllEastern Orchestra, The Phil Woods COTACats Award, and the PMEA D9 William Gasbarro
Award. Joseph also plays piano and bass.
Mat Jodrell is one of the outstanding fresh new voices in Jazz today.
Originally born in Perth, Western Australia, Mat is now based in New
York City, completing his Masters degree at the prestigious Juilliard
School. Before relocating to America, he was one of the most in-demand
trumpet players in Australia. Mat was featured on numerous albums,
released and toured his debut recording ‘Blues In The Night’, and toured
extensively throughout the world.
Jodrell has performed in many of the most famous jazz clubs in
New York City including the Blue Note, Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, Smoke
Jazz Club, Smalls, and the Iridium Jazz Club, and has performed with
artists such as Benny Golson, Frank Foster, Branford Marsalis, Carl Allen,
Carmen Lundy, Terri-Lyn Carrington, James Williams, Josh Roseman, Bill
Watrous, Gary Bartz, Andy Milne, Terence Blanchard, Terell Stafford,
Graeme Lyall, Don Burrows, and toured the world with James Morrison
for many years with his ‘On The Edge’ project. Also a composer, in 2003
Matthew was commissioned by the Perth Jazz Society to composed a 40
minute work featuring Australian Jazz legend Allan Browne and a seven piece ensemble. The work was recorded for
radio, and its musical intention was to fuse elements of traditional jazz, Australian jazz history, and modern harmony
and concepts.
Last year Matthew led a concert at the Blue Note in NYC to celebrate the music of Freddie Hubbard,
featuring the legendary saxophonist / flautist James Spaulding. He also toured Europe with Paul Anka and performed
on Broadway with the musical 'Hair'.
Mat received numerous accolades in his youth, including the 1996 NFAA Clifford Brown/Stan Getz
Fellowship (five finalists chosen worldwide), the 1998 Young Australian of the Year Awards, the 1998 James
Morrison scholarship for most outstanding young Australian Jazz instrumentalist, and the Bob Wyllie scholarship for
best graduating student.
Kyle Athayde, a native of the San Francisco Bay area, is a
composer, arranger, performer, bandleader and teacher
currently living in New York City. He is the conductor and
director of the NYC big band “Kyle Athayde Dance Party”,
and writes and arranges prolifically for that group and many
Kyle plays vibraphone, piano, trumpet, and drums
professionally, and plays congas, timbales, bass, bass
clarinet, sousaphone, and vocal percussion. He also
composes and arranges music in a wide variety of genres,
especially jazz, classical, funk and electronic. Committed to
an inter-disciplinary approach to the arts, Kyle has
collaborated extensively with performers and directors in
the fields of theater, film, television and dance, and he also
performs as a dancer. His interests also extend to the disciplines of Math, Physics, Astronomy, World History,
Religion, Government, and Music History.
Athayde teaches at a variety of camps and workshops during the summer, and in his time working at the Sitka
Fine Arts Camp, he studied and performed many forms of dance, theater, acrobatics, and juggling. He loves to learn
and to share his knowledge with others, and enjoys teaching music, especially jazz, to middle and high schoolers
when he’s not performing or writing. He is also a sports fanatic.
Philip Kuehn hails from Lucernemines, Pennsylvania
and has been performing regularly in New York City for 7
years. He has performed with many different artists,
including Wynton Marsalis, Wycliffe Gordon, Victor
Goines, Tony Bennett, Jon Faddis, Slide Hampton, Chris
Vadala, Ellis Marsalis, Roger Humphries, Billy Taylor,
Branford Marsalis, Christian McBride, Carl Allen, Roy
Hargrove, Joel Frahm, Eric Lewis, Brandon Lee, CyrilleAimee Daudel, and regularly performs with Jonathan
Kuehn has performed around the world at a variety
of acclaimed jazz festivals and concert venues, including a
performance at the White House with Billy Taylor, and a
performance at Carnegie Hall with Jonathan Batiste. His
discography includes Jonathan Batiste's Live at the Rubin
Museum, In the Night, and The Amazing Jonathan Batiste;
Brandon Lee's From Within; Justin Kauflin's Introducing
Justin Kauflin; Bryan Carter’s Enchantment; and CyrilleAimee Daudel's Live at Smalls, as well as several recordings of the Juilliard Jazz Ensembles.
Kuehn works as a freelance musician around the New York City area and worldwide. He is frequently called
upon to adapt to many different musical settings. He is also active as a composer, arranger and teacher. His
arrangements have been performed and recorded by Jonathan Batiste and The Juilliard Jazz Ensembles.