Celebrated trumpet artist, educator/clinician and entrepreneur, Trent Austin is a trumpeting Renaissance Man. His brilliant performances and recordings in both the jazz and classical music worlds, as well as packed-house master classes, have garnered him rave reviews, awards and international acclaim.
As an in-demand pro, Austin has performed with a lengthy list of music’s who’s who: Tony Bennett, Natalie Cole, Joe Williams, 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. For 11 years, Austin was a featured trumpet soloist with the famed Artie Shaw Orchestra. He is currently a first-call performer in the Boston Metro and Southern New England areas.
Austin has recorded four CDs: Trumpet 101 (2001), Two-Toned (2006), Meditations for Solo Trumpet (2009) and Trumpet 102 (2012). Each of these efforts demonstrates his impeccable command of his instrument and marvelous artistic approach.
Fiercely dedicated to the cause and development of music and jazz education, Austin was a trumpet professor at the University of Southern Maine for nine years and regularly provides clinics and master classes nationwide at trumpet and brass conferences, including the International Trumpet Guild Conference. Austin maintains an active teaching studio providing trumpet and jazz improvisation lessons in Kansas City, Missouri, and worldwide via Skype.