Billy Buss is an award-winning trumpet player, composer, producer, and educator. He has been recognized by DownBeat magazine, the National Foundation for the Advancement in the Arts, and the White House (as a Presidential Scholar in the Arts). In 2014, he was awarded second place at the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz International Trumpet Competition. Buss maintains a busy performing and teaching schedule throughout the United States and internationally. You can find him performing with his band, B-Squared Jazz Productions, or as a collaborator on a host of projects, ranging from hip-hop and pop to classical and jazz. Buss serves on the faculty in the Brass, Harmony and Ensemble departments at Berklee College of Music, and leads ensembles and private lessons at the New England Conservatory’s Preparatory Program. From 2013 to 2018, he directed the general music, choral, and instrumental studies program at Mission Hill School K–8 in Boston. During that same period, Buss was a senior faculty member in the Brass and Piano departments at the Boston School of Music Arts.