- Les Parcs de Paris, for solo horn
Marty Robinson – is Director of Jazz Studies and Professor of Trumpet at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. He is widely regarded throughout the Midwest as equally a jazz and classical trumpeter, maintaining a busy schedule that includes solo performances, orchestral performances, big-band concerts, brass quintet recitals, and jazz gigs. He leads his own jazz quintet in regional and national performances, and is also active as a jazz pianist and clinician. A commissioned composer across musical spectrums, Dr. Robinson’s recent works have been performed by the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, the Boston Pops Orchestra, trumpeter Byron Stripling, saxophonist Joshua Redman, drummer Herlin Riley, and Miss America. He has composed several works for symphony orchestra, wind ensemble, choral ensembles, and various chamber ensembles, and the UNC Jazz Press publishes some of his ninety jazz big-band compositions and arrangements. He is also the composer and trumpeter on music used for HBO’s The Sopranos, ABC’s 20/20, Fox’s NFL Films, PBS’s National Geographic, and CBS’s U.S. Open Tennis Coverage, as well as national ad campaigns for NBC’s ER, Hershey’s Chocolate, ADT Security, Gillette, and Burger King. Robinson had the honor to be the director of the WI-State High School Honors Jazz Ensemble in 2016.