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Tatum Greenblatt

A Seattle native, Tatum Greenblatt is a musician, composer and bandleader who has established himself as one of the most in-demand trumpet players on New York City's music scene and performed with artists such as Wynton Marsalis, Joe Lovano, The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, The Mingus Big Band, Richard Bona, George Gruntz, Donny McCaslin, Jacques Swartz- Bart, David Berger, George Garzone, and The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, among many others. Having earned his master’s degree from The Juilliard School, Tatum has toured extensively with The Richard Bona Group and The Mingus Big Band, performing in 38 countries across 6 continents, and can be heard playing frequently around New York City with a wide variety of groups, including The Mingus Big Band, Orrin Evans’ Captain Black Big Band, The Fat Cat Big Band, and The Pedro Giraudo Jazz Orchestra.

Tatum grew up in a musical household with a musician/educator father and filmmaker/educator mother. With frequent rehearsals and impromptu jam sessions often popping up in the family living room, Greenblatt picked up drumming while still a toddler, emulating the musicians who were often at his house to play.

At the age of 9, Tatum began playing the trumpet and one year later, began performing with Imperials, a local music and youth organization. Seattle's excellent music programs offered Greenblatt the chance to thrive at an early age. He played his first professional gig, performing with his father, when he was only in the 5th grade. "I was lucky to have some incredible teachers--Robert Knatt in middle school, Clarence Acox at Garfield High School," Greenblatt remembers. "I gigged in Seattle throughout high school, and got to tour Europe twice during that time."

A turning point in Greenblatt's professional development came when he participated in Jazz at Lincoln Center's Essentially Ellington High School Band Competition as a junior and senior. It was at Essentially Ellington that he met Wynton Marsalis, leading to on-going private lessons with the trumpet great when Greenblatt moved to New York City to attend The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. In addition to Marsalis, his move to New York spurred lessons with such trumpet luminaries as Laurie Frink, Joe Magnerelli, Terell Stafford, Jimmy Owens, Mark Gould, and Chris Jaudes.

Greenblatt earned his Master's Degree at The Juilliard School, traveling, performing and conducting educational workshops along the way. While at Juilliard, Greenblatt embarked on three European tours with George Gruntz, performed with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, began performing regularly with The Mingus Big Band, and subbing in Broadway musical orchestras solidifying his place as one of New York’s top young trumpet players.