Trumpeter Mike Kaupa has performed throughout the U.S., Europe, and Japan. From 2001 through 2005 he was a member of the faculty at the annual Seminario de Jazz, in Barcelona, Spain. On Saturday December 2nd, 2007, Mike performed at the Palau de la Musica in Barcelona. He was an interim professor of jazz trumpet at the Eastman School for the 1999/2000 school year and the spring semester, 2010. He recently performed at the “Remembering Marian” tribute to Marian McPartland concert at the 92nd St. Y in NYC. In April 2016 he was a soloist with the Penn State University (Erie) Jazz Ensemble. Among others, he has performed with Jorge Rossy, Ben Monder, Mark Murphy, Gary Bartz, Luciana Souza, Joe Locke, Mel Torme, and Ray Charles. Mike holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Fredonia State University and a Master of Music degree from The University of Miami. He is currently on the faculty of The Harley School, Finger Lakes Community College, Eastman Community Music School and the IfCM Collective.