Trumpeter/Teacher Gerard Ahlgren is based in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. He currently holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance from McNally Smith College of Music with emphasis on Jazz Studies. While currently working on his Master’s Degree in Performance at McNally Smith, Gerard plays locally with various groups around the Twin Cities, such as Big Toe and the Jam, Sonora Cafe, and The Brandon Projekt. He has performed with several artists including Ingrid Jensen, Bob Mintzer, Frank Mantooth, and Robbie Malcolm Smith.
Gerard is fluent in several styles of music including jazz, blues, latin, fusion, and classical. While not playing, Gerard teaches private lessons, works on the McNally Smith staff, and on the weekends works as a mechanic at a local bike shop.