Emily Kuhn

Trumpet – Jazz Camp Week 2, Jazz Camp Package, Advanced Package


e are very happy to welcome back trumpet master Emily Kuhn to Jazz Camp! Emily was a member of our Jazz Mentor Fellowship program for two years, during which time she endeared herself to trumpet students and the SJW team with her astonishing musicianship, calm and effective teaching style, and her sunny attitude.

Emily is originally from Charlottesville, VA, and she’s currently based in Chicago. She is highly active as a bandleader, sidewoman, composer, and music educator. Her nine-piece chamber jazz ensemble, Helios, features a string quartet in lieu of traditional rhythm section instruments, and the music incorporates sounds from folk, popular, and classical traditions. Emily plays regularly with a wide variety of jazz and Latin ensembles Chicago, including Son Monarcas, Kitt Lyles’ Real Talk Collective, Gustavo Cortiñas’ Snapshot, Sam Pilnick’s Nonet Project, and Erik Skov’s Liminality. She teaches music nationwide through the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras, Music Inc., and Stanford Jazz Workshop.

Emily has BM and BA degrees in Jazz Trumpet Performance and Environmental Studies from Oberlin College and Conservatory. She studied with renowned trumpet players Eddie Henderson, Sean Jones, and John D’earth.

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