Hermon Mehari (b. 1987) is an award winning Jazz trumpeter, focused on pioneering a new sound while exploring his Eritrean origins and the jazz heritage of his hometown, Kansas City. His most recent album, Asmara, expresses a deeply personal relationship with family and the culture through classical harmonies, rhythms, and melodies of Eritrean music.
Mehari received his BM in Jazz Performance from the University of Missouri - Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance in 2010. He was the winner of the 2015 Carmine Caruso International Trumpet Competition and a semifinalist in the 2014 Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition. Mehari was also the winner of the 2008 National Trumpet Competition.
Mehari will be joined by top Luxembourgish musicians - Arthur Posing (piano), Boris Schmidt (bass), Michel Meiss (drums)