Gerard Presencer is universally recognized as one of the best trumpet / flugelhorn players in his field. His most celebrated recorded performance, which has lead to his being described as "subliminally, the most famous trumpeter in the world", is his solo work on the 3 million selling album by US3, "Hand on the Torch" (1993) on Blue Note. It is Gerards' trumpet that is featured so heavily on the big hit of that CD, Cantaloop.
At the age of 18 he was first noticed on the world stage for his work with Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts. He toured with Acid Jazz’s best known act The Brand New Heavies, Incognito and recorded on early Jamiroquai records.
He then went on to play on US3’s Cantaloop, which later went on to sell 3 million worldwide.
He also leads his own small groups and has always been an active composer, writing for large and small ensembles in different genres. Since 1999, Gerard Presencer is Professor of Trumpet in the Jazz and Popular Music department at the the Academy
of Music "Hanns Eisler", Berlin and Director of the Jazz Department at the Royal Academy of Music, London.