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. 

"Chris Kemp is a talented, dedicated and motivated musician. His organizational skills as a band leader and his determination to succeed as a trumpet player despite physical challenges make him an effective and inspiring teacher."

-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.