Throughout his distinguished career, Marvin Stamm has been praised for both the art and the craft of trumpet playing. Leonard Feather stated that “Mr. Stamm is an accomplished performer whose technical skill is used as a means to stimulating original ends.”
While attending North Texas State University, a school noted for its innovative lab bands, Mr. Stamm was discovered by Stan Kenton. Upon graduating, he performed with the Kenton’s Orchestra as his jazz trumpet soloist 1961-1962, Recording five albums with the orchestra. In 1965-1966, he toured worldwide with Woody Herman.
Marvin Stamm settled in New York City in late 1966, quickly establishing himself as a busy jazz and studio trumpeter. New York was bustling with jazz activity during that period, and Stamm performed at key venues with many of the significant players in the business. He gained considerable recognition for playing with the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra (1966-1972) and The Duke Pearson Big Band (1967-1970), as well as performing with Frank Sinatra (1973-1974) and The Benny Goodman Sextet (1974-1975), among others.