Thanks for stopping by – I'm a Toronto based freelance trumpeter and educator. My
experience encompasses a wide variety of settings and styles including;
musical theater, recording studios, television, club and stage
performances throughout North America.
Currently I am the private brass instructor and co-director of the jazz band at Montcrest School in
Toronto. I am also the founder of the trumpet ensemble Hornucopia, leader of
the twenty piece Big Smoke Big Band and am a member of the Chase tribute band Primal Therapy & the rock band Firesound.
I am also a professional Cartoonist and Gag Writer. You can see my comic strip All In Good Time at GoComics & by clicking on the "Cartoons" link above.
Follow me on Twitter! @chrisdwkemp
I am proud to be a GR Mouthpiece artist.
Whether performing or teaching, it's all about communication.
-Chase Sanborn - Freelance musician & educator (University of Toronto), Toronto.
"Chris Kemp is one of the most well rounded musicians I have come in contact with. Not only is his playing superb, his way of teaching is personal and motivating. He can communicate his ideas in a way that is easy to understand. Any student lucky enough to be one of his students will not only grow as a musician but as a person as well."
-Rich Szabo - Freelance musician & educator, New York. Formerly with Buddy Rich, Maynard Ferguson.