Trumpeter/composer Chad McCullough, “a rare instrumentalist who makes each note sound as if it were imbued with a deeper meaning. Certainly a player with great chops, his approach is one that is measured and deliberate, often introspective, sometimes gorgeously melancholic, and one that employs a continuity of mood and atmosphere …”(Dan McClenaghan)
His latest album, Forward was released in the Fall of 2020, and was featured in several “Best Jazz Releases of the year” lists. It features the stellar trio of Matt Ulery, Rob Clearfield, and Jon Deitemyer, with post-production and programming by Ryan Cohan.
Chad is currently on the jazz faculty at DePaul University and the University of Wisconsin – Madison.