Laurie Frink

Laurie Frink, born in Pender, Nebraska, has toured throughout the world playing trumpet with the big bands of Benny Goodman, Gerry Mulligan, Mel Lewis, Bob Mintzer, Maria Schneider, Andrew Hill, Dave Liebman, and Kenny Wheeler.

Her diverse career includes numerous Broadway shows, radio and television jingles, movie soundtracks, and guest appearances with artists such as T.S. Monk and David Bowie. Her versatility as an artist has led to performances with the Manhattan Brass Quintet, the Saturday Brass Quintet, and the Gramercy Park Brass.

Considered the foremost authority and teacher of the Carmine Caruso method, she attracts professional brass players from around the world. In addition to her private studio, she has served on the faculties of the New School for Social Research, SUNY Purchase, SUNY Stony Brook, New York University, Westchester Conservatory, Harbor Junior High School for Performing Arts, Manhattan School of Music, and the Mile High Jazz Camp. She has been a featured artist at the International Trumpet Competition in Kiev, Ukraine, and the International Trumpet Guild Conference in Göteborg, Sweden. Ms. Frink is a member of the ITG Board of Directors.

Manhattan School of Music faculty since 2002.