Tree Palmedo

Instrumentalist, Improviser, Songwriter, Friend

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Tree Palmedo is a Boston/NY-based trumpeter, composer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. After falling in love with jazz as a high schooler in Portland, OR, he attended the Brubeck Institute Fellowship Program in Stockton, CA, where he released the album Origins with the Downbeat Award-winning Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet. Tree attended Harvard College and graduated cum laude with a degree in English, then completed a Master's degree in Jazz Studies at the New England Conservatory, where he studied with luminaries like Jason Moran and John McNeil. While at the conservatory, he also studied singing and songwriting with Dominique Eade and Hankus Netsky. His 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. He remains an active collaborator in the worlds of jazz, pop, indie rock and improvised music, having recorded and performed with artists such as Esperanza Spalding, Joshua Redman, Vijay Iyer, Ben Zaidi, and The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die.