Michael R. Dudley is a trumpet player, composer, producer, educator, and photographer based in South Florida.
With more than a decade of professional experience as a musician, he has performed in groups such as the Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra and the South Florida Jazz Orchestra.
His recent performances as a fellow with the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra have allowed him to share the stage with John Williams and Quincy Jones, among other amazing artists. He can be heard as a lead trumpet player on multiple GRAMMY®-winning recordings by the John Daversa Big Band and Brian Lynch Big Band.
As a composer and arranger, he has studied with Maria Schneider, Miho Hazama, Gary Lindsay, Noam Wiesenberg, and Stephen Guerra. His works have most recently been performed by the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra.
As an educator, he was recently brought on staff at the JAS Academy in Aspen, Colorado alongside Shelly Berg, Christian McBride, and Chuck Bergeron after first participating as a student in 2019. Michael is currently a doctoral candidate in Studio Music and Jazz at the University of Miami - Frost School of Music, where he served as a teaching assistant for four years.