Jeremy Pelt

Jazz trumpeter Jeremy Pelt was born November 4, 1976. He is a rising star in the tradition Lee Morgan and Freddie Hubbard. California native Pelt began playing the trumpet at age five. He was primarily studying classical music and piano. He was only able to get involved in the high school jazz band, which sparked his interest in jazz full-time. He then went on to study jazz improvisation and film score at Berklee College of Music, Boston, where he received his B.A. In professional music. Pelt, who graduated from college in 2002, has recorded and performed with many of the most prominent jazz musicians, including Ravi Coltrane and Cassandra Wilson and Greg Osby. In 2002, he released Profile, his solo album, on Fresh Sound. Pelt was back on Criss cross a year later with Insight. Pelt’s albums for Maxjazz included Close to My Heart and Identity. Pelt released Men of Honor, a mid-’60s Miles Davis-influenced album. He then moved to High Note in 2010. Pelt continued to work with the same group and released The Talented Mr. Pelt, which was similar in style, in 2011 and Soul in 2012.

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