The Official Art Farmer Website

“I would classify myself as, being an interpreter, basically, of what other people have written. I find something that I feel comfortable in – that I can put myself into – and that’s what I do, play it. I express myself through the music that someone else wrote. With the availability of so much good music, there’s no reason to play mediocre music just because you wrote it yourself, which some people do.”   Art Farmer

Our Mission:

• Celebrate the musical life of Art Farmer

• Inform musicians, jazz fans and the general public about Art Farmer, the musician: trumpeter, flugelhornist and flumpeter

• Serve as a platform for those who knew and appreciated Art Farmer in order to share memories of him


Art Farmer with his first flumpet, made by David Monette.We wish to credit the creator of this picture of Art with his first flumpet, made by David Monette. If you are the photographer of this photo, please contact us.