Jazz trumpeter Bob Montgomery has appeared throughout Europe, Australia, Canada, China, Mexico, Japan and the United States. He has performed in back-up orchestras for such artists as Sammy Davis Jr., Diana Ross, Tony Bennett, Quincy Jones, Nancy Wilson and many more. Montgomery toured Europe with Clark Terry’s Big Bad Band, served as artist-in-residence in Adelaide, Australia, appeared as featured soloist with the Albuquerque Jazz Orchestra for the International Trumpet Guild and appeared at Town Hall with Clark Terry for the New York JVC Jazz Festival’s tribute to Clark Terry.
Montgomery has earned many awards as an educator including Teacher of the Year, Jazz Educator and Performer of the Year and Colorado Jazz Educator Of The Year. He has served as president for both Kansas and Colorado State International Association of Jazz Educators, and has directed All-State Jazz Ensembles in Colorado, Kansas, Arizona, Iowa and Oklahoma. Bob was founder and director of Clark Terry’s All-American Jazz Camp and Rich Matteson’s Mile High Jazz Camp, executive director of Colorado Jazz Workshops, Inc., board member of the Colorado Gift of Jazz and a member of the board of trustees for the International Foundation for Jazz. Bob is a Yamaha performing artist/clinician.