Michael Dudley hails from Cincinnati, Ohio. Beginning at a very early age, Michael developed a passion for music that would shape his life in unique ways. After being introduced to the trumpet at the age of 11, Michael began to acquire an interest in playing jazz music.
Michael has participated in many ensembles. These include the Cincinnati Youth Jazz Orchestra, Ohio Music Education Association’s All-State Jazz Ensemble, the nationally-recognized Lakota East High School Eastside Jazz Ensemble—which earned a spot in the May 2012 Essentially Ellington Festival and Competition—and the Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra.
Michael is now attending the University of Miami Frost School of Music. There, he is pursuing his Master’s degree in Jazz Trumpet Performance.