Michael Mantler (born August 10 1943) is an Austrian trumpeter and composer in new jazz and contemporary musichttp://www.mantlermusic.com/Bio/biograph_eng.htm Biography.
Career: United States
Mantler was born in Vienna. He went to the United States in 1962 to study music, and after early activities in the New York avant garde, including work with Cecil Taylor and the Jazz Composer's Guild, he formed the Jazz Composers' Orchestra Association (JCOA), a non-profit organisation to commission, perform, and record new compositions for jazz orchestra.The problems of independently distributing the orchestra's record label led him to form the New Music Distribution Service (as a division of JCOA) in 1972, an organisation which was to serve many independent labels for almost twenty years.He then had a personal and professional relationship with Carla Bley, with whom he had a daughter, Karen, now also a musician in her own right. Eventually Bley and he established their own company, WATT &mdash