Jonathan Dely, 25, is an award-winning trumpet soloist from Long Island, New York. Named a finalist in the International Trumpet Guild Jazz Competition, the National Trumpet Competition, and the Yamaha Performing Artist Competition, Jonathan graduated with latin honors from Williams College, where he studied English, served as the college’s teaching assistant in music, and was awarded the prestigious Arthur Judson Prize in music upon graduation. During his senior year in college, Jonathan declined a full-time investment banking position on Wall Street, where he worked the summer prior, in order to pursue his dream of becoming a solo trumpet artist. Shortly thereafter, he applied and was accepted on scholarship to the graduate program in performance at the Manhattan School of Music, where he would also go on to serve as student body president. In his first two years in New York, Jonathan has become a prolific performer at venues including Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center, Blue Note NYC, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Django, Highline Ballroom, and the Princeton Club of New York, where he is Artist in Residence. Jonathan is recognized as a rising star in New York, with his band in high demand for events ranging from private events to ticketed concerts.