"An energetic Lucifer of sound"
--Samir Köck, Saalfelden International Jazz Festival

Versatile trumpeter Brent Madsen is an active jazz, commercial, orchestral, chamber and solo performer as well as an educator. Madsen is currently a member of the National Philharmonic Orchestra, and has performed with the Wolf Trap Opera Company, the Annapolis, Harrisburg, Alexandria and Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestras, the Brad Linde Ensemble, and Baltimore-based improvised music collective Out of Your Head. He is also a founding member of NYC-based lungcore groups Jerseyband and Heart of Barf. Madsen has played in the backup bands for stars such as Wayne Newton, Johnny Mathis, the Temptations, the Four Tops, and Diana Krall. He has also performed in numerous musical productions including Spamalot, Gypsy, Dreamgirls, The Threepenny Opera, Peter Pan, Sunset Boulevard, Show Boat, 42nd Street, A Chorus Line, West Side Story, Carousel and Five Guys Named Moe at venues such as Arena Stage, Wolf Trap, the National Theatre, the Lyric Opera House, the Hippodrome Theatre and Signature Theatre.

In addition to seven Jerseyband CD releases, Madsen's recording credits include Sting's If On A Winter's Night..., Shakira's She Wolf, Steve Reich's Triple Quartet, Music for a Large Ensemble, Electric Guitar Phase, and Lawrence Moss' New Paths, which features Brent playing alongside Chris Gekker on the trumpet duet entitled Together.

Madsen received both his DMA and MM in classical trumpet performance from the University of Maryland. He received his BM in jazz and contemporary media from the Eastman School of Music. Madsen maintains a private studio of trumpet students in addition to teaching at the Peabody Preparatory and Howard Community College.