Brooklyn based trumpeter/composer/educator Matt Holman has performed and/or recorded with such diverse jazz and creative artists as Fred Hersch, Kurt Elling, Darcy James Argue, Jon Gordon, Kate McGarry, Matt Ulery, Bob Newhart, Los Amigos Invisibles, and Human Motion in countries including the United States, Canada, Mexico, The Netherlands, Italy, Germany, and Australia. He has earned national and international performance awards including International Trumpet Guild?s Jazz Improvisation Competition, the Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition, the National Trumpet Competition, and Down Beat.
Taking inspiration from such diverse influences as Wayne Shorter, Dmitri Shostakovich, and Sigur Ros, Holman has composed works for Marvin Stamm, Ed Soph, David Baker, Marie Speziale, and The National Conservatory of Costa Rica and was a 2009 ASCAP Young Jazz Composer?s Competition winner.
A dedicated and passionate educator, Matt Holman has taught at the British School of Chicago, the Manhattan School of Music, and is currently the Artistic Director of Jazz Band Classic ? a New York Youth Symphony program featuring an ?all-star? big band dedicated to the classic repertoire of the jazz idiom. The recipient of an Illinois Arts Council grant, he has served as a teaching artist at dozens of middle and high schools throughout the United States. Holman holds a Bachelor of Music from Indiana University and Master of Music from Manhattan School of Music where he studied composition with Phil Markowitz and Dr. Mark Stambaugh. His teachers have included Laurie Frink, Dominic Spera, George Garzone, and Pat Harbison.