Matthew Anklan stands as a highly sought-after professional trumpeter, showcasing his exceptional talent across lead, classical, and jazz genres. His illustrious career includes captivating performances alongside renowned entertainers such as Aretha Franklin, Jason Scheff, The Who, Iron and Wine, Bootsy Collins, and Common.
An esteemed Lead Trumpet player for the Columbus Jazz Orchestra and the Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, Matthew has shared the stage with jazz luminaries such as Frank Sinatra Jr., Gregory Porter, and Jimmy Heath, and demonstrates his versatility with orchestras like The Cincinnati Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, and more.
As a studio artist, Matthew's trumpet resonates on countless recordings for major TV networks, streaming platforms, radio hits, and educational materials. His musical footprint extends to themes for NPR, The Rose Parade, The World Cup, and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Matthew's expertise shines in Broadway musicals like Aladdin, Sister Act, Shrek, and West Side Story, among others.
A protege of the legendary William Adam, Matthew has honed his craft under the guidance of accomplished teachers such as Greg Wing, Scott Belck, Vincent DiMartino, and Brad Goode.
Performing on Powell Custom Trumpets, Yamaha Trumpets, and Patrick Mouthpieces, Matthew Anklan continues to leave an indelible mark on the world of music through his extraordinary talent and diverse contributions.