Jason Palmer is one of the most in demand musicians of his generation. He has performed with Roy Haynes, Herbie Hancock, Jimmy Smith (the organist), Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Ravi Coltrane, Mark Turner, Jeff Ballard, Lee Konitz, Phil Woods, Common, Roy Hargrove, Lewis Nash.
Jason was recently named to the inaugural class of the Boston Artist in Residence Fellowship for Music Composition. He was named a Fellow in Music Composition by the Massachusetts Cultural Council (2011, 2017) and was honored as a recipient of the French American Cultural Exchange Jazz Fellowship (2014) where he collaborated with French pianist Cedric Hanriot on an album and tour of the United States and Europe. Jason won 1st Place in the 2009 Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition and was cited in the June 2007 issue of Downbeat Magazine as one of the "Top 25 trumpeters of the Future".
He has performed on over forty albums as a sideman; recorded thirteen albums under his own name on labels Ayva, Steeplechase, Newvelle, and most recently with Giant Step Arts; has toured in over 30 countries with saxophonists Mark Turner, Greg Osby, Grace Kelly, and Matana Roberts; and has been a featured guest artist on multiple projects in Portugal, Mexico, Canada and Russia.
Jason's quintet has been the house band every weekend at Boston's historic Wally's Jazz Café for the past fifteen years. He has presented his band at numerous clubs throughout the northeast United States including the Tanglewood Jazz Fest, Sculler's Jazz Club, the Stone in NYC, the Jazz Gallery in NYC, and the Beantown Jazz Festival.
Jason is a Full-time Assistant Professor of Ensembles and Brass at Berklee College of Music and a board member at JazzBoston. He has served as an Assistant Professor at Harvard University and at New England Conservatory; on the faculty at the New School of Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City; and has given master classes in Boston MA, Washington D.C., New York City, Indiana, Kentucky, Texas, Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, Portugal, France, the UK, Russia, Canada, and Mexico.