Seattle trumpeter Chad McCullough has been working hard to garner a reputation in his hometown and beyond as a versatile, creative musician. McCullough has performed with a wide range of artists, including Jay Thomas
, Claudio Roditi
, Marc Seales
, Thomas Marriott
, Ingrid Jensen
and Bob Florence
. He's toured extensively with the Glenn Miller
Orchestra in the jazz trumpet chair, and also as the band's pianist.
McCullough's debut recording, Dark Wood, Dark Water (Origin Records, 2009), taken from the title of a poem by American poet Sylvia Plath (1932-1963), is a strong debut, emphasizing the 27-year-old trumpeter's prowess as an improviser who demonstrates an understanding of the rich lineage of jazz trumpet.
AAJ Contributor John Barron spoke with McCullough recently, providing a window into Dark Wood, Dark Water, as well as his day-to-day work behind the scenes with Origin Records.
Check out Chad McCullough: Playing to the Gig at AAJ today!