Dylan Canterbury Biography

A graduate of the esteemed jazz studies program at SUNY Purchase, trumpeter/composer/arranger Dylan Canterbury began his studies at the age of 8, and began playing jazz not long after. By the time he was in high school, Canterbury was already performing with a wide variety of groups, including the acclaimed Empire State Youth Jazz Ensemble and the NYSSMA Zone 7 Area All State Jazz Ensemble. In addition to performing locally with a number of youth honors groups, Canterbury was selected to be the lead trumpeter/soloist with the New York All State Jazz Ensemble, as well as being selected as a member of the All-Eastern High School Jazz Ensemble his senior year.

While at Purchase, Canterbury was a member of the Purchase Jazz Orchestra (under the direction of Todd Coolman) and Purchase Latin Jazz Orchestra (under the direction of Ray Vega and Arturo O'Farrill). As a member of these ensembles, he has performed at the world-renowned Dizzy's Club Coca Cola (with the PJO) and Birdland (with the PLJO). While at Purchase, Canterbury studied privately under jazz trumpet greats Jon Faddis, Jim Rotondi and Ray Vega, in addition to working with other notables such as saxophonists Steve Wilson, Jimmy Greene, and Jon Gordon, tromboninst John Fedchock, guitarist Randy Johnston, pianists Hal Galper, Pete Malinverni, and Charles Blenzig, and drummer John Riley.

In addition to performing at Purchase, Canterbury has performed with the Grammy-winning Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, as well as being a member of the newly-formed Smoke Big Band, which performs weekly at the renowned jazz club Smoke each Thursday under the leadership of trumpeter/arranger Bill Mobley. In addition to these performances, Canterbury has been fortunate enough to share the stage with jazz greats Jon Faddis, Terrell Stafford, Eric Alexander, Jimmy Greene, Bob Mintzer, Ralph Lalama, Conrad Herwig, John Fedchock, Renee Rosnes, David Hazeltine, Bill Cunliffe, and John Riley. Locally, he has performed with Brian Patneaude, Adrian Cohen, Joe Barna, Lee Russo, Alex Torres and the Latin Kings, the Keith Pray Big Soul Band, and the Joey Thomas Big Band.

Dylan started working at ejazzlines/Jazz Lines Publications in 2014 and has become the main engraver/transcriber/editor for publications.