DiMartino/Osland Jazz Orchestra with special guest Clay Jenkins, trumpet
The University of Kentucky School of Music will host the prestigious National Trumpet Competition (NTC) March 14-16, 2019, in Lexington. As part of the competition, more than 700 of the country’s best trumpeters from middle to graduate school age will descend on the Bluegrass.
Founded in 1991 by Dennis Edelbrock, NTC is the world's largest music competition. It has the largest slate of judges (60 per year) as well as the largest number of competitors of any music competition in the world. This year's event is organized and hosted by Jason Dovel, assistant professor in the UK School of Music. Dovel has served as artist/faculty for the National Trumpet Competition since 2014.