Gabriel Medd played his first gig at the age of ten, and he has been performing on his trumpet ever since. Now 23, the Iowa City native has occupied venues at the North Sea Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Iowa City Jazz Festival, Jazz Standard, Iridium, Chicago Jazz Showcase, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola and the Blue Note. He has embraced opportunities to blend his ideas and sounds with those of other incredible musicians in the Gibson/Baldwin Grammy Jazz Ensemble, the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra, and the Grammy Award-Winning Mingus Big Band. Gabriel has been mentioned in the Wall Street Journal and also received the award for “Best Undergraduate Jazz Soloist” in Downbeat Magazine’s 2011 Student Music Awards. He was also included in Wynton Marsalis’ list of “The Next Generation of Jazz Greats” that appeared in JET magazine in 2011. Gabriel graduated with his bachelor’s degree from The Juilliard School in 2014 and is scheduled to complete his Master’s Degree at Juilliard in 2016. Recently, in November of 2014, Gabriel King Medd was selected as a semi-finalist in the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Trumpet Competition.