Schilke Trumpet Performing Artist

Global Music Award Winner


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"His playing is artistic, lyrical and expressive and his technique impressive."

About Morris

"Morris Northcutt is a superb trumpet and cornet player.  He plays with a beautiful, smooth, rich tone and with absolute control in all registers and at all dynamic levels."

Morris Northcutt is known for his lyricism, artistry and ability to cross the boundary between classical and jazz, a result of decades of craft with both the trumpet and the cornet. This Global Music Award Medal Winner, and Schilke Solo Performing Artist, has shared the stage with a wide range of diverse performance groups. From Critical Mass Big Band, Mannheim Steamroller,  and The Blues Brothers Reunion Band, to Federal Way Chorale, Seattle Symphony Chamber Orchestra and Tacoma Symphony, Northcutt’s list of collaborations is endless.

Northcutt’s rich freelance career has seen him play everywhere, from locally, to internationally in Canada, South America and Europe. In both 2014 and 2017, Northcutt performed as a guest soloist with Denis Gautier Big Band in Southern France. And in 2018 he toured Ireland with the Tacoma Concert Band as a featured soloist. 2019 then saw him complete a solo tour of concerts and recitals in Ireland that included an appearance at the Royal Irish Academy of Music.

Northcutt has been the lead trumpet player for legendary jazz saxophonist Pete Christlieb and his Tall and Small Big Band as well.  He also continues to play as principal cornetist for the internationally recognized Tacoma Concert Band, a position he has held for over 20 years. 

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Morris Northcutt proudly performs exclusively on Schilke trumpet family of instruments as well as Donat Custom Mouthpieces

"Rarely have I experienced a trumpet solo move an audience to a tearful response..."

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"He is a very versatile player who is able to play in every style from Baroque to Jazz.  Always well prepared, he is able to supervise a brass section with great leadership skills and a touch of graceful humor."

Morris will display his performance skills, his desire to help others to improve and enjoy performance, and his warm and caring personality.


"I have worked with many soloists and clinicians but none easier to work with or more likeable than Morris Northcutt. Always a gentleman, a man of integrity, flexible, cordial and professional."

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