Jason Palmer
The trumpet player, composer and educator Jason Palmer is one of the most claimed musicians of his generation. He has performed alongside Roy Haynes, Herbie Hancock, Jimmy Smith, Wyton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchesta, Kurt Rosenwinke, Ravi Coltrane, Mark Turner, Jeff Ballard, Lee Konitz, Phil Woods, Común, Roy Hargrove, Lewish Nash, among others. Jason won the 2014 jazz scholarship from French America Cultural Exchange and was named member in musical composition of the Cultural Council of Massachusetts. Jason was first place in the 2009 Carmine Caruso International Jazz trumpet Solo Competition and in june 2007 Downbeat Magazine quoted him as one of the “25 trumpet players of the future”. Besides playing as sideman in more than 40 albums, Jason has recorded eight albums under his own name and currently for Steeplechase Records (3 out of 4 of his recordings scored 4 stars in Downbeat magazine). Jason has travelled around more than 30 countries with saxophone players Greg Osby, Grace Kelly, Matana Roberts, as well as other distinguished artists invited to multiple musical proyects.



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The year is 1997. Summer is coming to an end and Iam in Boston (a long way from my hometown of High Point, North Carolina) entering my first year at New England Conservatory of music. After a weekend of exploring the area surrounding NEC, I found myself walking down Massachusetts Avenue, passing the Berklee School of Music. As I pass Berklee, trumpet in hand, another trumpeter (which turned out to be Jeremy Pelt), approached me and asked if I was a new student at Berklee. I told him that I was beginning my studies at NEC. He then tells me to come with him to a jam sesión at Wally´s Jazz Café. Not knowing what I was getting myself into, I agreed.


After “sitting in” almost every weekend for three and half years, I was offered the opportunity to host the jazz jam sesión on Sunday´s. A year later, I was offered the trumpet chair in the house band that performs every Friday and Saturday evenings.



  1. Priest Lake
  2. Found It
  3. Laid Up
  4. Checkmate
  5. One For J Mac
  6. In A Certain Way
  7. The Shadowboxer
  8. Hoop-Ti-Du
  9. Will There Ever Be Employment For The Exonerated People


Jason Palmer (tp) / Ravi Coltrane (ts) / Greg Osby (as) / Warren Wolf (vib) / Leo Genovese (p & Fender Rhodes) / Matt Brewer (b) / Tommy Crane (d)

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