About AJ

Originally from Clarksburg, WV, AJ Cutright has carved a niche as a top wedding trumpeter in the Philadelphia region. Currently appearing with award-winning dance bands such as Soul City Shakedown, Vibe Tribe, and Shorty Long and the Jersey Horns, AJ is a veteran of the stage.

In over 10 years 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 and the Bachelor of Arts degree in Applied Music in 2007 from Alderson-Broaddus College. 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.

While at Duquesne, AJ met his wife, Kerri. While he didn’t want to admit it at the time, it was love at first sight. The day after they met, AJ helped Kerri move into a house that happened to be three streets away from his, and they were virtually inseperable going forward.

AJ and Kerri were married in 2011 in Ivyland, PA on the hottest, most beautiful September day either had ever experienced. Now living in Quakertown, PA, they have three adorable children and three cuddly cats.