AJ Cutright has carved a niche as a top wedding trumpeter in the Philadelphia region. Appearing with award-winning dance bands such as Soul City Shakedown, Vibe Tribe, Janis Nowland Orchestra, and Shorty Long and the Jersey Horns, AJ is a veteran of the stage.
Well into his second decade as a professional trumpeter, AJ has toured the East Coast, performed with the Pittsburgh Opera, and won numerous Honors Recital competitions. Personal career highlights include sharing the stage with WWE Hall of Famer Bruno Sammartino, playing under the baton of legendary violinist and maestro Sidney Harth, and providing music for the naturalization of 250 Western Pennsylvania residents for Pittsburgh's 250th Anniversary.
AJ earned the Master of Music degree in Trumpet Performance in 2009 from the Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA and the Bachelor of Arts degree in Applied Music in 2007 from Alderson-Broaddus College in Philippi, WV. Private teachers have included Charles Lirette, Dr. Timothy DeWitt, and DJ Graziani. Additional studies have included master classes with George Vosburgh, Bernard Adelstein, and Philip Smith.
In January 2021, AJ returned to graduate school to pursue Post-Baccalaureate Certification in Music Education and the Master of Music degree at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. Future plans upon graduation include public school teaching with an emphasis on instrumental conducting as well as maintaining a busy performance schedule.
AJ lives in Quakertown, PA with his wife, three children, three cats, and a puppy.