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Trumpeter Chad McCullough Interviewed at AAJ

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Chad McCullough 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
Jay Thomas
Jay Thomas
b.1949
, Claudio Roditi
Claudio Roditi
Claudio Roditi
b.1946
trumpet
, Marc Seales
Marc Seales
Marc Seales

piano
, Thomas Marriott
Thomas Marriott
Thomas Marriott
b.1975
trumpet
, Ingrid Jensen
Ingrid Jensen
Ingrid Jensen
b.1966
trumpet
and Bob Florence
Bob Florence
Bob Florence
1932 - 2008
band/orchestra
. He's toured extensively with the Glenn Miller
Glenn Miller
Glenn Miller
1904 - 1944
trombone
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!


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