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Leader +

2018:

  • Origami Harvest | Blue Note Records

2017:

  • A Rift in decorum Live at the Village Vanguard | Blue Note Records

2014:

  • the imagined savior is easier to paint | Blue Note/Capitol/Universal Records

2011:

  • When the Heart Emerges Glistening | Blue Note/EMI Records

2009:

  • Prelude …To Cora | Fresh Sound

Sideman +

2016:

  • Dhafer Youssef, Diwan of Beauty and Odd, Okeh Records
  • Wolfgang Muthspiel Rising Grace
  • Tom Harrell Something Gold, Something Blue

2015:

  • Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp A Butterfly, Top Dawg/Aftermath/Interscope
  • Marcus Miller Afrodeezia
  • Righteous Girls, Gathering Blue, Panoramic Recordings
  • Afrodeezia Marcus Miller

2014:

  • Joni Mitchell, Love Has Many Faces, Rhino RecordsCold Specks, Neuroplasticity, Arts & Crafts
  • Somi, The Lagos Music Salon, Okeh Record

2013:

  • Gerald Clayton, Life Forum, Concord Records
  • Dayna Stephens, That Nepenthetic Place, Sunnyside Records
  • Trilok Gurtu, Spellbound, Moosicus Records
  • Yellowjackets, A Rise in The Road, Mack Avenue

2012:

  • Jack DeJohnette, Sound Travels, Entertainment One Music
  • Mette Juul, Moon On My Shoulder, Calibrated Records

2011:

  • Chris Dingman, Waking Dreams, Between Worlds Music
  • Vince Mendoza, Nights On Earth, Horizontal Jazz
  • David Binney, Barefooted Town, Criss Cross Jazz

2010:

  • Walter Smith III, III, Criss Cross Jazz
  • John Escreet, Don’t Fight The Inevitable, Mythology Records

2009:

  • Terri Lyne Carrington, More to Say...Real Life Story
  • Roy Hargrove Big Band, Emergence, EmArcy Records
  • Le Boeuf Brothers, House Without A Door, Le Boeuf Brothers Music

2008:

  • Esperanza Spalding, Esperanza, Heads Up International
  • John Escreet, Consequences, Posi-Tone Records

2007:

  • Josh Roseman, New Constellations: Live in Vienna, Accurate Records
  • Sara Gazarek, Return to You, Native Language Music
  • Alan Pasqua, Anti Social Club, Cryptogramaphone

2006:

  • Walter Smith III, Casually Introducing, New Talent Spain

2003:

  • Vijay Iyer & Mike Ladd, In What Language, Pi Recordings

2002:

  • Aaron Parks, Shadows, Keynote Records

2001:

  • Steve Coleman, Resistance is Futile, Label Bleu

Awards & Honors +

2017:

  • Downbeat Critic’s Poll, Trumpet #1

2016:

  • NEA Touring Grant/Western Jazz Presenters
  • Downbeat Critic’s Poll, Trumpet

2015:

  • Doris Duke Artist Award
  • ECHO Jazz Award, Instrumentalist of the Year/Brass
  • Jazzwise, “Top 20 Jazz Albums in the last five years”, #7 and #20
  • Downbeat Critic’s Poll, Trumpet #1
  • JJA Jazz Awards, Trumpeter of the Year

2014:

  • Paul Acket Award, Artist Deserving Wider Recognition
  • Doris Duke Impact Award
  • Le Grand Prix de l’Académie du Jazz, the imagined savior is far easier to paint
  • Le Grand Prix de l’Académie du Jazz, When the Heart Emerges Glistening
  • NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll, #3
  • Slate Magazine, “Best Jazz Albums of 2014”, #4
  • The Telegraph, "The 33 Best Jazz Albums of 2014”
  • The LA Times, “Best Jazz Album of 2014”
  • Pop Matter, “Best Jazz of 2014”
  • New York Times, “Top Albums of 2014, #9
  • KQED Arts, "Top California Jazz Releases for 2014”
  • All Music, Best of 2014: Favorite Jazz Albums”
  • Downbeat, Best of 2014, #2
  • JazzTimes Critic’s Poll, Artist of the Year
  • JazzTimes Critic’s Poll, Trumpeter of the Year
  • JazzTimes Critic’s Poll, Record of the Year
  • Downbeat Critic’s Poll, Trumpet #1

2013:

  • Downbeat Critic’s Poll, Rising Star: Jazz Group
  • 2012 Coup de Coeur Académie Charles Cros,
  • JazzTimes Critic’s Poll, Trumpeter of the Year
  • Downbeat Critic’s Poll, Trumpet
  • JJA Jazz Awards, Trumpeter of the Year

2011:

  • ECHO Jazz Award, Instrumentalist of the Year/Brass,
  • New York Times, Best Albums of 2011, #1 (Jazz)
  • JazzTimes, The Top Releases of 2011, #3
  • Next Bop 2011, Best Albums of 2011 #6
  • Los Angeles Times, “2011 year in Review: Best in Jazz”
  • LA Weekly, “Top 5 Los Angeles Jazz Albums of 2011”
  • Slate Magazine, “Best Jazz Albums of 2011”, #7
  • TimeOut Chicago, “The 10 jazz albums of the year”, #2
  • The Independent, Best of 2011
  • Downbeat Critic’s Poll, Jazz Artist of the Year
  • JJA Jazz Awards, Trumpeter of the Year
  • JJA Jazz Awards, Up and Coming Artist of the Year

2007:

  • Carmine Caruso International Trumpet Solo Competition Winner
  • Thelonious Monk International Jazz Trumpet Competition Winner

Grants & Commissions +

2018:

  • Princeton University “untitled”

2017:

  • Berlin Jazz Festival “ MAE/MAE”
  • The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Liquid Music “ Origami Harvest”

2016:

  • New Jazz Works Grant, Chamber Music America
  • John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, “Untitled”
  • Roomful of Teeth at MassMOCA “ The smile - “The howl -the promise in the stillness”

2015:

  • Hyde Park Jazz Festival, “banyan”
  • Monterey Jazz Festival, “The Forgotten Places” Commissioned Artist

2014:

  • Montreal Jazz Festival - invitation series

2009:

  • French American Jazz Exchange, FACE Foundation
  • Creative Capital’s Multi-Arts Production (MAP) Fund

Teaching & Residencies +

2017:

  • Amsterdam Conservatory Artist in Residency
  • Antwerp Conservatory of Music Artist in Residency

2016:

  • California Jazz Conservatory
  • Dave Brubeck Institute
  • Stanford Jazz Workshop

2014:

  • University of Southern California
  • Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
  • Berklee College of Music, Artist-in-Residence

2013:

  • University of Southern California
  • Banff Center for Arts and Creativity

2012:

  • University of Southern California
  • Monterey Jazz Festival, Artist-in-Residence

2007:

  • Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

2005:

  • Stanford Jazz Workshop

Education +

2007:

  • M.M., University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
  • Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, Los Angeles, CA

2004:

  • B.M., Manhattan School of Music, New York, NY