Carmine Caruso Finalists Announced

DePaul University School of Music and International Trumpet Guild are pleased to announce the finalists for the Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Competition: Dave Adewumi (New York, New York), Jacob Baldwin (Minneapolis, Minnesota), Cosimo Boni (Reggello, Italy), Skyler Floe (Lynwood, Washington), and Andrew Stephens (Sacramento, California).

The live competition will be held Sept. 14 at DePaul University. There will be a Gala Concert at 7 p.m. featuring all of the finalists performing with the illustrious judges and guest artists including Grammy Award-winning recording artist Tim Hagans, modern genre-bending Ambrose Akinmuserie and trumpet legend Charles Tolliver alongside an all-star big band of Chicago's top musicians. The winner of the competition will be announced live onstage.

Dave Adewumi

Jacob Baldwin

Cosimo Boni

Skyler Floe

Andrew Stephens

Tickets for the gala concert will be available beginning on Tuesday August 6 at 10 a.m. More information and tickets at

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