Tree Palmedo

Instrumentalist, Improviser, Songwriter, Friend

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Tree Palmedo is a Boston/NY-based trumpeter, composer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. His inventive, elegant musicianship has made him a popular collaborator in the worlds of jazz, free music, pop, and indie rock, and he has recorded and performed with artists such as Esperanza Spalding, Ben Zaidi, and The World Is A Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid To Die.

After growing up in the cultural hotbed of Portland, OR, he attended the Brubeck Institute Fellowship Program in Stockton, CA, where he toured and recorded with the Downbeat Award-winning Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet. He graduated cum laude from Harvard with a degree in English, then completed a Master's degree in Jazz Studies at the New England Conservatory. In Boston, he studied trumpet and improvisation with artists such as John McNeil, Vijay Iyer, and Jason Moran, and studied singing and songwriting with Dominique Eade and Hankus Netsky.

Tree's contemporary jazz quartet project Earprint received four stars in Downbeat and was named #1 debut album on the NPR Jazz Critic's Poll, and his latest project, an orchestral rock band called Beaverton, released its debut EP in October 2017. Tree has also taught music privately and through the Harvard University Music Department, and has conducted masterclasses in public schools and at the 2017 Panama Jazz Festival.