Jeremy Pelt is one of the most outstanding young trumpet players in the jazz world. Downbeat Magazine for five years in a row and Jazz Journalist Association named him a trumpet rising star. He has made several albums. The material that was released on the 2019 album 'Jeremy Pelt: The Artist' is a kind of attempt to talk about sculpture through music. While the interpenetration of music and painting has its examples in jazz, incl. ‘Degas Suite’ by Duke Ellington and Branford Marsalis' Romare Bearden Revealed, Jeremy Pelt
seems to be the first jazz artist inspired by sculpture. The first five songs on the album ‘Jeremy Pelt: The Artist’ constitute ‘The Rodin Suite’ - a composition inspired by
the work of French sculptor Auguste Rodin.
‘The Artist’ is an atmospheric, balanced album. On the one hand, its sound is rich, on the other - space and silence appear here. Jakub Sokołowski after the premiere of this album wrote: "Jeremy Pelt has a natural ability to hold engaging narratives. He plays boldly and briskly, freely and lightly. It is pleasant to listen to him because he does not get unnecessary notes, and always follows his path confidently and without fear. Although ‘The Artist’ is different from many of his previous recordings, it retains the basics of his style". (jazzsoul.pl
Jeremy Pelt settled in New York after graduating from Berklee College of Music in 1998 and joined Mingus Big Band. He quickly gained recognition in the New York jazz environment, which resulted in cooperation, among others, with Ravi Coltran, Frank Foster, Jimmy Heath. He performs alongside renowned bands such as Roy Hargrove Big Band, The Village Vanguard Orchestra and Duke Ellington Big Band. He toured all around
The world with various ensembles, performing, among others at the most important jazz festivals.
Music lovers who follow the Polish jazz scene have certainly not missed Jeremie Pel’s presence on the album ‘African Lake’ by Jarek Śmietana and Gary Bartz.