Hailed as a "trumpet prodigy" by Berkshires Jazz, Richard Stanmeyer has been performing professionally for over ten years. He has performed with renowned artists such as Steve Davis (trombonist with Art Blakey) and Belle & Sebastian, and he has performed at venues including Symphony Hall and the Newport Jazz Festival. Recently in July and August of 2022 he taught and performed with his group in Morelia, México, including performing a sold-out show at the city’s cultural center, Centro Cultural Allende 637.
His mentors include many of the who’s-who for jazz and classical trumpet, including Ben Wright (2nd trumpet of the BSO), GRAMMY award-winning trumpet player Nicholas Payton, Marquis Hill, and Tanya Darby. He currently studies on a full-tuition scholarship at New England Conservatory for his M.M in Jazz Studies (Trumpet Performance).