Myles Ellington Twitty is a jazz trumpeter, arranger, and bandleader from Cincinnati, Ohio. He began playing trumpet at 6 years old after being introduced to it by his father who is both a music educator and jazz trombonist. Several years later, he heard Miles Davis’ “Kind of Blue” which showed him a whole new world of musical possibility, pushing him to become the best trumpeter and Jazz musician he can be. In 2018, he was admitted to the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music and will graduate in Spring 2022. As a senior, Twitty is well on his way to becoming a powerful force in the Jazz scene having performed/studied with some of the most prominent modern Jazz giants including: Marcus Printup, Carla Cook, Billy Hart, Mike Wade, Christian McBride, and Marc Cary.
In 2019, he made his international debut serving as a delegate for the Sister City Cincinnati-Nancy Jazz Initiative. As part of this initiative, Twitty played with some of the best musicians from both sides of the Atlantic headlining France’s Nancy Jazz Pulsations Festival. In addition to performing, he engaged in community outreach and education working with students from both the Music Academy International and the Conservatory Regional Du Grand Nancy. In 2018, Myles performed at the world-renowned Dizzy’s Club in the heart of New York City with the Jazz House Kids Big Band. The following year, he returned this time with the Afro-Latin Jazz House Big Band. Myles is an artist who understands the importance of paying homage to the past while still appreciating the value of music in present times. Myles hopes to take his listeners on a musical journey providing an uplifting and joyful experience. He is currently working towards his Bachelors at the University of Cincinnati- College Conservatory of Music.