Summer Camargo is a native of Hollywood, Florida (USA). She is a Jerome Green Fellowship recipient at the Juilliard School, receiving her Bachelor's Degree in 2023 and presently completing her Masters Degree majoring in Jazz Studies (Trumpet). Summer regularly performs at notable NYC jazz clubs like Dizzy's, Birdland, with the Mingus Big Band, and in 2022, she became the newest member of the Saturday Night Live House Band.
At the 2017, 2018, and 2019 Essentially Ellington Festivals, Summer received Outstanding Trumpet Soloist Awards, and in 2018, Summer won the Ella Fitzgerald Outstanding Soloist Award and the Dr. J. Douglas White Student Composition Contest. She was honored to have the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra record her first, original big band chart, "Leap Froggin'". In 2020, Summer was a panelist for Jazz at Lincoln Center's Jazz Congress, joined the Ulysses Owens Jr. Big Band, was featured in FENDI's Anima Mundi project in New York City and Jazz at Lincoln Center's Big Band Holiday concert, and was the recipent of the Laurie Frank Grant.
In 2022, Summer placed first place in the International Trumpet Guild's Ryan Anthony Trumpet Memorial Competition, performed as a guest artist for Jazz at Lincoln Center's "Wynton at 60", participated in Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead at the Kennedy Center, played with Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra as they performed her original composition, "Alalazoo", at the 2022 Jazz at Lincoln Center Gala, and toured with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra's Big Band Holiday Tour.
As an educator, Summer has conducted masterclasses at the JEN conference, Jazz Memes, and the Louis Armstrong House Museum. She has also adjudicated jazz festival competitions at Northern State University and the Eau Claire Jazz Festival.
In the summer of 2023, Summer toured with her sextet throughout Cape Cod in conjunction with JALC and the Cape Symphony, performed with Jon Batiste at teh Newport Jazz Festival, and played in the Broadway pit for Disney's Aladdin. She recently released her debut album To Whom I Love with Blue Engine Records.
Summer is also a proud Conn Selmer/Bach artist.