Connor Young releases album of original jazz compositions, “Flight Of The Starlings”;

featuring members of the VT Symphony Orchestra

Native Vermonter Connor Young has been honing his trumpet skills since the age of 12. Educated in Vermont and Quebec, Young learned from a host of esteemed teachers and players as a jazz performance student at McGill University in Montréal. Since graduating in 2018, he’s played with various outfits based in Vermont or elsewhere in New England, such as Brickdrop, George Walker Petit, Kat Wright and Ray Vega — one of his first teachers. He also performs sets with his own trio and quartet.

“Flight of The Starlings” marks his debut album of original material, the nine songs showcasing both his strengths as a performer and composer/arranger, as well as the other musicians featured on the record. Young is joined by drummer Geza Carr, upright bassist John Rivers, and pianist Michael Hartigan. With Vermont Symphony Orchestra’s, John Dunlop (cello), Matt LaRocca (viola), Brooke Quiggins Saulnier and Laura Markowitz (violins).

“This sophisticated and thoughtful collection of compositions find the time and space to highlight the talents of each instrumentalist.” as Seven Days writes, “With the release of his first solo project, Flight of the Starlings, the Vermont native struts out with an offering that sounds beyond his years and should establish him as one of the area’s leading jazz visionaries.”

The album has been featured on Vermont Public’s “Friday Night Jazz”. Listen and find out more about Connor at the links below.

Follow: @Connorymusic on Instagram

Read the Seven Days album review here

Connor Young – Trumpet
Geza Carr – Drums
Michael Hartigan – Piano
John Rivers – Upright Bass
Brooke Quiggins Saulnier – Violin
John Dunlop – Cello
Laura Markowitz – Violin
Matt LaRocca – Viola

Engineered, recorded and mixed by Ben Collette at Tank Recording Studio.
Mastered by Fred Kevorkian at Kevorkian Mastering, Brooklyn, NY